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The best book available for an understanding of the world we live in frought with wars and rumors of war since man has lived on earth. Best book available for understanding why the world we live in is ... Read full review

This is a must read for the Real Christian

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The very best study on this little understood Bible Truth I have ever seen. Takes a long time to complete but worth It. What a Great Man of God to have been able to write this Read full review

Great Study of God's Word

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One of the best books I have ever read. Dr. Barnhouse makes revelations that would never cross my mind. This book has lifted up my spirit and given me a much better understanding of God's Word. I bought this book because Chuck Missler said it was a must read. Thanks, Chuck. Read full review

A real eye opener

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This book had my interest from the very beginning to end. Taught me a reality that is drown out from the day to day obligations of life. Gave a perspective on the spiritual war going on around us ... Read full review

Must Read For Serious Christians

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This book is awesome. It explains so much about why life is the way it is, and how it got this way. The author is very descriptive and as I read the book I feel as if I am right there watching the ... Read full review

This book is one of my all time favorites!

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This book is a timeless classic on the subject of God's reasons for creating the world. This should be in everyone's library! Read full review

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For all serious students of the Bible
We give glory, praise and thanksgiving to the Most High God and His Son, The Lord Jesus Christ for the inspiration of the Holy Spirit that empowered Dr
. Barnhouse with insight into the Spiritual-Invisible Warfare that affects every aspect of human life on planet earth. This book is a must read for all serious students of the Bible. This book should be a must read for all Pastors, Evangelist , Missionaries and others who are engaged in the teaching of God’s Word so that they will be equipped and " put on the whole armor " of God as soldiers contending for the hearts and souls of human beings. Once you have read this book, your world view will change forever.  

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I must admit, even though I am only going through chapter 2 at the moment I am disappointed. Chapter 1 is no way proves anything as far as a great divide between verse 1 and 2 goes. He has a theory that he tries to prove with some pretty flimsy reasoning, the main part (I'm not saying it's all, I'm just going to focus on this) being that God is perfect and His ways are perfect (which is true Amen), and therefore He could not have create an Earth in chaos or 'without form and void' (which is the translation from the greek, not chaos).
And there it ends, point proven, lets move onto the rest of the book with this now as a 'fact', but it's not. The fact that God is perfect and His ways are perfect does not mean that He cannot use a chaotic world without form and void to begin the process of creating the heavens and the earth from in six days! Maybe an earth without form and void is the perfect place to start His perfect process of creation from, just like a potter will use unformed clay to create his art (which God is continually compared to).
So to say 'God is perfect, His ways are perfect therefore He could only create a perfectly formed 100% completed world, anything else is against His nature' is not a compelling argument. Let's follow that thought process: 1. God is perfect, therefore everything He creates is perfect (which is the assumption here) 2. But, we have sin and suffering and horrible things in this world 3. Lets listen to what He said and realise that 'not everything is good (we can assume 'made good'), but everything works together for good for all who love Him and are called according to HIS PURPOSES 4. Maybe His PURPOSES are perfect and good, and so divine that even all the evil in the world cannot stop His perfect plan and nature from being fulfilled.
So maybe, it is His purposes, processes and results that are perfect. To say that a world created without form and void is 'imperfect' therefore He couldn't have done it shows serious short sightedness. Ok I am ranting, but I guess I'm disappointed, I was really looking forward to this book and now it seems everything is going to be based on this faulty reasoning. Oh well...

Review: Invisible War, The

User Review  - missy -

on the fence? wont be after reading "the invisible war" dont know much about the truth? you will find out after reading this book how much of the evil ones influence he has had surrounding your little ... Read full review


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Great thinker and survey of Stan and friends - Worth a read and reference! Read full review

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