For the Care of Souls
OverviewJesus Christ is the light that no darkness can overcome.
Spiritual warfare isn't always obvious. It's normally not scary or spooky; it's usually rather mundane. Yet it's real and always miraculous.
In Spiritual Warfare, Harold Ristau shows how faithful spiritual warfare isn't about secret methods and rituals. Rather, for the care of souls, pastors already have all they need in God's word. The Spirit's gifts equip Christians for whatever challenges await them in ministry—even fighting against the wiles of the devil. Spiritual Warfare helps pastors inform, prepare, and equip the saints for the battle. The good fight is fought in prayer and worship. As the church preaches the forgiveness of sins, the darkness is pierced with the light of Christ and those in bondage are freed.
Author BioHarold Ristau (PhD, McGill University, Montreal) is associate professor of theology at Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary. He is a former chaplain in the Canadian Armed Forces (2006–2017) and was deployed twice to Afghanistan. He is the author of At Peace with War, My First Exorcism, and When You Fast.
Harold L. Senkbeil is executive director emeritus of DOXOLOGY: The Lutheran Center for Spiritual Care. His pastoral experience of nearly five decades includes parish ministry, the seminary classroom, and parachurch leadership. He is author of numerous books, including award-winning The Care of Souls, Christ and Calamity, and Dying to Live.