Thursday, September 20, 2012

Book Review Devil On The Run. Nicky Cruz

In Devil On The Run, author Nicky cruz recounts his life story of how God delivered him from hardcore gang lifestyle which was precipitated by a childhood spent amid parents heavily involved in spiritism.

In this book, the reader is confronted with the ghastly manner in which people(mostly the young) who dabble in acts of spiritism are tormented by the devil and demons who often reveal themselves to their unsuspecting victims under the guise of friendly benign spirits. One such story is told on page 129 of a sixteen year old Canadian Derek Shaw who shot himself with his father's rifle after he called his girlfriend to inform her the devil has appeared to him. Mind you, this is one of many horrid stories of which the book is replete so readers who are sensitive may find the book disturbing. However, such is the manner in which the devil deals with his victims.

One thing i like about the book is that, it doesn't present a lopsided view(which is often the case in many books of this genre and also among certain groups of Christians)in which the power of the devil and his underlings is exaggerated to inordinate proportions thus belittling the power of God Almighty. Nicky does a good job by concluding each account of a victim of satanic attack with how the power of God is able to deliver.

Nicky does a good job in showing that the devil is real and the damage he does to his victims are deadly. The author admonishes readers to be wary of the wiles and seemingly benign ways through which the devils usually entraps his victims which include such things as magic, astrology, mystic auras, astral travels, ouija board "games" etc. The author does an even better job of showing how God is mighty to save anyone so long as we reach out to them with the gospel of Christ in a loving way !

In conclusion, to the Christian, i will say "Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you"(James 4:7). Always remember that "all power has been given unto me(Jesus).."(Matt.28:18) therefore "whom shall i fear"(Psalm 27:1)

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