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Operation Screwtape: The Art of Spiritual War Hardcover – January 15, 2013
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Know the enemy. Anticipate his attack.
Expert linguist Dr. Andrew Farley has discovered a device containing thousands of archived files that reveal a worldwide spiritual conspiracy. Operation Screwtape, the largest of these files, details an intelligent scheme to steal, kill, and destroy.
At great personal risk to himself and his reputation, Dr. Farley has translated this document and made it available to the world. What you do with this information is up to you.
About the Author
Andrew Farley is the bestselling author of The Naked Gospel and God Without Religion. He is also a linguistics professor at Texas Tech University and pastor of Ecclesia Bible Church. Andrew's writings have been featured by national news outlets such as PBS, ABC, and FOX.
Connect with Andrew on Facebook and Twitter (@DrAndrewFarley). Visit AndrewFarley.org to watch videos, get free downloads, and find out more about Andrew's bestselling books.
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Like I said, I loved this book. It's just wonderful. Do yourself a favor and buy a copy. Buy more copies to give away. And do yourself an even bigger favor, buy some of Dr. Farley's other books and read them. I have read them multiple times now and each time my understanding deepens and I learn to walk in the grace of Christ.
However, I still found myself nodding out loud (the neighbors kept wondering why they heard me every few minutes saying things like: "Oh, yes, that's so right" or "I wish I had said that - Hmm. - I will in my next book." or even glancing around for a hidden camera and microphone, wondering if Andrew was spying on me).
A great insight that Andrew has his demonic narrator point out is that Satan took advantage of Adam and Eve's desire to do GOOD. Satan didn't tell Adam and Eve that if they want to be bad they should eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (he suggested that God was the one being bad by withholding from them something good). That wouldn't have worked, because they weren't made to be bad, and neither were we. So if we think we're inherently bad in nature, we should consider that no one was created that way. Maybe sin had its way in us, but it's not really us that's bad, it's sin in us (Romans 7:17, 7:20).
Like Heaven is Now, this book also divides its material into sections, Steal, Kill, and Destroy, based on what John 10:10 says Satan is all about. And just like in Heaven is Now, I found the division of the material in this way to be unnecessary and not really adding anything.
This book is probably the most challenging to read in Andrew Farley's collection because there are no Bible references. What I mean by that is, of course it does refer to what the Bible says, but you won't see what book, chapter, and verse it came from in parentheses afterwards. For that reason, I recommend that you read God Without Religion and Heaven is Now before reading this book.
The people I can see benefitting the most from this book are Christian workaholics who think their endless service is doing God a favor. Andrew talked about him doing this personally in an earlier phase of his life in The Naked Gospel, but Operation Screwtape is more complete since it's his fourth book and adds material from God Without Religion and Heaven is Now that wasn't in The Naked Gospel.
And you can also see reading this book as more reinforcement for what you read in Andrew's earlier books. It's not as revolutionary as God Without Religion and Heaven is Now, and you won't be missing out on much if you decide to skip this book, but this material in general is so beneficial, why not engrain it into your mind one more time?