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Steve Sampson has written a number of books about the Christian walk. He travels and ministers extensively, offering encouragement, faith, and healing to the body of Christ. Steve has three children and lives in Birmingham, Alabama.
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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Chosen Books (September 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 080079494X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800794941
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
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Discerning and Defeating the Ahab Spirit: The Key to Breaking Free from Jezebel was a very good read. Enlightening to read and educational, grounding in scriptures the spiritual root of what we see in narcassistic controlling individuals, and feel from their attacks. If you've ever been in relationship with one of these spirits, you know the pain, confusion and agony of the experience. But, there is hope, and healing from their attacks and it lies in our own ability to conqure our own spirit of Ahab, and stop agreeing with and allowing the spirit of Jezebell function in our lives. Being assertive, not passive and more like Christ as we do so. I highly recommend this book to anyone who deals with a controling person in their life.
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This is one of the most inspiring books I have read for self improvement.
Working closely with the Scriptures it provides one with self examination to free one from the grips of a domineering spirit. It shows you how to escape it.
Wonderful book I've given it to someone else who is also enjoying it and have recommended it to others.
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In a clear, readable style, Steve Sampson describes how many Christians are robbed of their spiritual authority because they are living under a spirit of passivity. Inferiority, fear, avoidance of conflict at any cost and a sense of shame and unworthiness, often originating from early childhood experiences, are some of the attitudes and behaviour experienced by men and women under the influence of this 'Ahab spirit' with disastrous consequences for their relationships in all spheres of life.

With practical examples, bible references and testimonies, readers are shown how to exercise their Godly assertiveness in Christ liberating them to fulfil their God-given purposes. There are fundamental differences for instance, between being 'peace-keepers' or a 'peace-makers'; being aggressive and being assertive.

Although compassionate to those trapped in the spirit of passivity, Sampson, emphasises the importance of not only identifying but also facing up to and taking responsibility for the ensuing deeply ingrained and inappropriate behaviour patterns.

This book is helpful and challenging for all Christians. Recommended.
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I found this book both confirming of beliefs I already had as well as a wealth of new information. One of the biggest insights for me was the description of how a passive/Ahab person can become passive-aggressive. I also came away thinking many of us can possess both Jezebel and Ahab characteristics and that particularly with respect to marriage, these characteristics can evolve in spouses over time.

Steve's writing is straightforward, transparent and honest. He always comes back to the hope we have in Christ. I am very thankful Steve allows God to use him the way he does.
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Steve Sampson has written a timely book, Discerning and Defeating the Ahab Spirit. There is much talk on the Spirit of Jezebel today, but not much mention of the Spirit of Ahab. As Jezebel represents control, manipulation, intimidation, shame, dominance, rebellion and witchcraft, Ahab represents passivity, unassertiveness, timidity, and conflict avoidance.

Steve gives us traits found in aggressive (Jezebel) vs. passive (Ahab) people. He also looked at his own passivity in his life and what the bible had to say about Ahab-like personalities. Really, the names Jezebel and Ahab denote demonic influence and this has to be addressed. It's not just something to point out in a personality, ie; "You're like the impulsive Peter", or "You boys act like The Sons of Thunder." It is deeper than what you see on the surface. Steve's book is titled Discerning and Defeating the Ahab SPIRIT. A spirit is a real personality, an entity just as much as your neighbor or your co-worker.

One thing I have noticed, Jezebel was a queen over Israel and her husband Ahab was a king over all of Israel as well. Either one of these spirits can influence an entire population or region. They will form groups with fear and seduction, jealousy and deception, hatred for God and arrogance, bullying and slander, defamation and witchcraft, and countless other demons, much like an organized army. Thank Father God for Jesus Christ, The Anointed One! This book is desperately needed for the very days we live in. One more item to note: Either the Jezebel spirit or the Ahab spirit can affect both males and females, much less a region.
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I was extremley pleased with this book and it was the perfect complement to Confronting Jezebel, a book also written by Sampson. Not only was this book a joy to read but it was also painful because as I read, the truths contained in it began to confront parts of my personality that made me susceptable to controlling personalities. In addition to exposing the root and traits of passivity, it also addresses the Jezebel traits and shows that both personalities suffer from wounds and can both be demonically controlled. The revelation of this truth encouraged me to want to be delivered and to stop procrasting about confronting behavior in others that bothers me. I will no longer be a peace keeper but a peace maker. I highly recommend this book to all those who are tired of people taking advantage of them.
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