The Necessity of an Enemy: How the Battle You Face Is Your Best Opportunity

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Hardcover, Random House Inc, 2012, ISBN13 9780307730282, ISBN10 030773028X

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Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Jesus

Congratulations! Your Goliath Has Arrived.

Enemies often seem to get in the way of our plans, leaving us discouraged and disoriented. But what if these obstacles are a part of Gods plans for us?

Our enemies - whether our weaknesses, circumstances, deep-seated sins, other people, or any other challengecan become our stepping stool to new breakthroughs in life, if we leverage the opportunity. Just as Davids encounter with Goliath transformed him from a delivery boy to a national hero, our enemies can be a blessing in disguise - if only we recognize and face them head-on.

Human nature tells us to flee our enemies, but Ron Carpenter will challenge you to embrace them. In The Necessity of an Enemy, Ron shares engaging insights like:

God intended for every enemy to be your footstool for promotion.

If you want to be number one, you cant just beat number nine.

The depth of your battle gives you insight into the greatness of the potential God put in you, and enemies are your key to unlocking that potential.

All battles are fought over your future, not over your past or present circumstances.

Are you ready to reach your next goal in life? Do you want biblically-based wisdom to help defeat every enemy and move with confidence to your destiny? The Necessity of an Enemy will give you the tools to change your perspective and find meaning and purpose in all of lifes trials.


Publisher: Doubleday Religious Publishing Group, The
Publish Date: Jan 17, 2012
ISBN-13: 9780307730282
ISBN-10: 030773028X
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 240
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.92
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 9.3 x 6.2 x 0.9
Walmart No.: 9780307730282

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Customer review by aledi

5.0 stars by aledi

Very insightful and so many truths that can apply to life and the enemies we face.

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highland village TX
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Ownership:1 week or less
Age:55 - 64
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Fresh out of the gate but lost momentum at the end

Customer review by dant70

4.0 stars by dant70

This book brings to view a powerful lesson that many people today simply choose to ignore; God uses trials and difficulties to help us grow. In a world that is saturated with "Me" and "Mine", it is a breath of fresh air to see an author putting work out there that will stand against the main stream flood. This book grips you from the beginning by using short chapters, and real life situations that keep you reading. The author writes in a way that makes you feel as if you are a close friend taken into his confidence. The overall premise behind this book was good, in that it brought to the forefront ways in which God may use enemies to accomplish His will. There are many eye opening moments where the author gets to the very heart of an issue. It is also helpful in learning these principles to see numerous scripture references in with which to follow along with. I must admit that toward the last half of the book the chapters became very short and did not have as much scripture references. It almost seems as if the author was just putting things on paper as he went along. There are also a few religious views presented that are entirely unscriptural and far fetched, to say the least. Overall, this book was a great read and had very many relavent and deep insights to help a person further grow and to serve the Lord while walking on this earth, (I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review)

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Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Age:35 - 44

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