Good News about Satan: A Gospel Look at Spiritual Warfare
“I am wary of books about Satan and spiritual warfare for numerous reasons. There seems to be too little of Christ the King when speaking about Satan the deceiver. But Bob Bevington is right, there is good news about the most maliciously evil being in the universe. The good news about Satan, says Bob, begins with the recognition that Jesus Christ defeated the entire kingdom of darkness by his life, death, resurrection, and reign. Bob engages his readers with a simple exposition of what the Bible teaches about Satan and the believers battle with this cruel and ruthless enemy. The best thing about Bobs book is that the counsel is saturated with the Word and Christ is constantly presented as our victorious Champion. I found it simple, straightforward, and very helpful.”See All
Pastor Brian Borgman
Grace Community Church, Minden, Nevada; co-author of Spiritual Warfare, A Biblical and Balanced Approach, author of After They Are Yours: The Grace and Grit of Adoption.
“Satan is real. Satan is dangerous. Satan is defeated. Those three notes form the chord that sounds through this clear, winsome, biblical book. In contrast to the many volumes that venture into unhelpful speculation about the nature of demons and extra-biblical methodology for engaging in spiritual warfare, here is a book that tenaciously sticks to Gods revealed word with a steadfast focus on the triumphs of our God and King in the cross and resurrection of Christ. Read it, dress for battle, and stand in the victory that is yours in Christ!”See All
Brian G. Hedges
Pastor and Author
“It is a rare book that both gives us our marching orders against the enemy and glorifies God in the mission. The good news about Satan is that God is always supreme. As the father of a son with severe autism, I need scripture to guide me through the dark valleys of disability. As a police officer who walks the front lines of the enemys territory on a daily basis, I need to stay focused on my Savior and King. This book has made me better equipped to recognize the tactics of the accuser and face his fiery darts with solid, biblical, Christ-exalting confidence.”See All
author, Wrestling With An Angel
“Spiritual warfare is an uncomfortable topic. Bob Bevington gives us the biblical 411 on our common enemy, the devil, without giving him the lead role of his book. The good news of Jesus Christ is the prominent message while Bevington distinguishes our relationship with the world, the flesh, and the devil. Certain parts of Good News About Satan have challenged me to dig deeper into what Scripture has to say in areas where I have questions. But most of all it magnifies Christ, equipping us with his Word and the application of it while further motivating me to share the gospel.”See All
blogger, author of Housewife Theologian
“Bob Bevington approaches a difficult subject with the precision of a surgeon. Using only the Bible as a source he is able to teach powerful truths concerning one of the most important areas of the Christian life: our relationship with the enemy. Its an area easily filled with misinformation and error in spite of its critical nature. Good News About Satan is the first book Ive read that applies the gospel to spiritual warfare so thoroughly. This is a tool I have long needed in my library. Like all great tools it is one I will use most on myself and then lend liberally to others.”See All
Lead Pastor, Christ Community Chapel, Hudson, Ohio
“Good News About Satan is filled with biblical reconnaissance and helpful insights for the conduct of spiritual warfare inherent in the life of every believer. In this concise treatment, Bob Bevington provides a stimulating analysis of the biblical data, drawing boundaries between the factual and fanciful, and grounding the reader firmly on the gospel of Jesus Christ.”See All
Stanley D. Gale
author of Warfare Witness: Contending with Spiritual Opposition in Everyday Evangelism and What is Spiritual Warfare?
“The literature on spiritual warfare is often speculative and sensational. Its hard to know what authors to trust. But spiritual warfare is certainly an important biblical topic; from one perspective it is the central topic of the whole Bible. So its important that believers get sober and reliable guidance on the subject. Bob Bevingtons book is one of the most helpful. He has not put to rest all of the controversies in this area, but his book is reliable, biblical, and practical. It is easy to understand and challenges our spiritual complacency.”See All
Dr. John M. Frame
Reformed Theological Seminary
“Christians tend to fall into one of two camps when it comes to Satan and spiritual warfare: it becomes everything (resembling a Hollywood horror movie) or nothing (resembling a naturalistic worldview). Enter Bob Bevington, a wise teacher who decided to investigate for himself what the Bible really says—and doesnt say. The result is a careful and lively introduction to these important issues. The title is not a typo: understood in the grand storyline of Scripture, there really is good news about Satan. Read this book, prepare for battle, and rejoice in the victory that has been won and the glory that will shine more brightly.”See All
blogger at The Gospel Coalition, Between Two Worlds; co-author, The Final Days of Jesus
“I was very eager to get Bob Bevingtons newest book, Good News About Satan, having heard a little about it beforehand. However, as the Queen of Sheba said, the half has not been told me. This is the best book I have ever read on this subject. It kept me up nearly an entire evening as I read it from cover to cover. I simply could not put it down. It is both highly Christ-centered and very practical, having the wonderful effect of focusing the readers attention directly on Jesus while at the same time providing much useful help in the believers battle against the enemy.”See All
Founder and President, Setting Captives Free
For authentic Christians, the bad news of Satan and the kingdom of darkness, while serious, is overshadowed by the good news of Jesus and the Kingdom of God.
Yes, there is a cosmic clash. Yes, we are in the middle of it. Yes, we need to become equipped to recognize and resist the enemy. But those who are united to Christ by genuine faith need not fear Satan. Not now. Not ever.
The truth can be summed up in this simple statement: The good news about Jesus, the victorious one, far outweighs the bad news about Satan, the evil one.
Good News About Satan is a short, reader-friendly text that cites no extra-biblical sources. Instead, it walks the reader through the plain teachings of Scripture regarding Satan, demons, and spiritual warfare, at all times from an explicitly gospel-centered perspective that exalts the sovereignty of God and the finished work of Christ as paramount. Because of this focus, the book, while treating our enemy soberly and seriously, is devoid of the unfruitful speculations and illegitimate extrapolations so common to this topic. For these and other reasons, we believe this book differs significantly from nearly every other book on the subject.