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Rules of Engagement: Preparing for Your Role in the Spiritual Battle By Derek Prince Updated and Expanded Edition Book Review

Derek Prince is a well known Bible teaching and author. He passed away in 2003, at the age of 88 years old. The publisher has decided to rerelease this book with new teachings he has written before he passed. Rules of Engagement is written to strengthen believers into facing and enduring until the final battle between Jesus and satan’s demonic forces. Every person has to encounter testing times and chastening from our sins sometime in their lives. Chastening occurs when we have committed sins and have been disobedient and God is calling us to repent and turn from them. Testing means we’re growing in our character while having to undergo difficult times. Trusting in God and His faithfulness is a key aspect in coming out stronger in our testing times. Derek Prince had a wonderful point about how people are willing to trust a banker with their money than trusting that God will bring them out of their current circumstances that they are dealing with.

The book also encourages readers to worship and praise the Lord who died for our many sins and mistakes. Worship is considered to be an attitude of thanksgiving and we’re supposed to bow our head or bow down on our knees with our hands raised worshiping our Creator. Derek Prince personally believed that worship is a time of resting in God’s holy presence. I have to admit that I haven’t considered worship to be a state of resting, breathing, and listening to His voice. In my church, we identify worship as singing and dancing, not being still and resting. But Prince looks as worship and praise as two separate things that we can do to honor our Heavenly Father.  Praise is the element of singing and dancing about the goodness of God during a church service or even a home service. There are times when we need to shout with a voice of triumph about how thankful we are to be saved, loved, protected, provided for, healed, made whole, and forgiven. Another facet is remembering that praise and saying the name of Jesus makes the enemy tremble and shake! He has to flee!


I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn about how to conquer our enemy with praising and worshiping our Savior.  This book will guide readers into applying the word of God and how to put on the full armor of God against attacks from satan.  This book taught be a lot about enduring to the final battle and holding on until Christ’s glorious return. If you’re looking to grow in your faith and trusting in God’s all power then this book will benefit you. Satan wants you to live in fear and doubt but always remember that he is the one who is really afraid of our Jesus!


“I received this book free from the publisher through the Bethany House Publishers/ Chosen book review bloggers program.”   
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