Safe and Sound by best-selling author David Powlison guides readers to see the normality of their struggles with themselves, the world around them, and the powers of darkness.
Counselors tend to be interested in what they can easily describe: psychological dynamics, social influences, and physiological givens. But how does the uncanny power of darkness fit in with the more accessible factors in a person’s life?
By carefully unpacking Ephesians 6 with vivid case studies and biblical wisdom, Powlison helps readers humanize those struggles and bear the relevance of the love of God in Christ for those struggles.
In this helpful guide, Powlison addresses many questions with gospel answers regarding the reality of spiritual warfare, including “What is spiritual warfare?” and “How does Ephesians disciple us in spiritual warfare?”
Safe and Sound presents Ephesians as a book about our conflict with darkness—within ourselves, with other people, and with the spiritual forces of evil. Powlison demonstrates how the message of Christ’s triumph over all that is evil, dark, and deadly rings true, and how spiritual warfare is our participation in the Lord’s cosmic war with darkness.
To stand up against evil, Powlison encourages readers to pray pointedly and listen to Scripture intently, standing with other brothers and sisters in Christ and relying on the strength God himself gives.
Publisher: New Growth Press
Publication Year: 2019
Part 1: What Is Spiritual Warfare?
Chapter 1 – The Reality of Spiritual Warfare
Chapter 2 – How Paul Envisions Spiritual Warfare
Chapter 3 – God’s Weapons and God’s Call
Part 2: Counseling in the Reality of Spiritual Warfare
Chapter 4 – Strength and Guidance for Personal Ministry
Chapter 5 – Fighting the Normal Battles: Anger, Fear, Escapism
Chapter 6 – The Battle with the Shadow of Death
Chapter 7 – In Conflict with the Occult
Chapter 8 – The Battle with Animism
Chapter 9 – Spiritual Warfare Focuses on the Person
Chapter 10 – The Last Battle
Appendix: Jesus’s Mode of Ministry and Ours