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Equipped: The Armor of God for Everyday Struggles

by Christopher M. Kennedy

Item #: 124612 / 2021 / Paperback / 112 Pages


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The devil is working daily to make you turn away from your faith. Sometimes though, it’s not in grand efforts, but in the small ones your encounter every day. The devil can work through exhaustion, anxiety, temptation, and frustration, all common daily occurrences. But God provides strength to battle the devil’s ways by giving you His armor. Follow along in Ephesians 6 to see the armor God equips you with to defend yourself against Satan.

Each piece of armor­—belt of truth, breastplate of righteousness, shoes of peace, shield of faith, helmet of salvation, sword of the spirit—is given for you to defend yourself with. They all help you in various ways during the day, such as seeing the truth through lies, and walking with peace to keep stress away. Discover them all with Rev. Christopher Kennedy.

This book also includes an index of prayers and scripture for when you feel that the devil’s attacks need extra defense against. Additionally, a leader guide is included for you to use as you work through the book by yourself, but more importantly, with others. This book is meant to be shared and worked through with those in your life that are suffering, and this leader guide makes it easy to guide your loved one to God’s armor. Use it as a means of outreach to those around you.

What Others Are Saying

"This book is timely and it is real. No phony or jugmental Christianity included! It's written for real people facing real challenges, especially spriritual warfare. This battle is serious, and the consequences are eternal... The reader is not left to despair in defeat but to delight in the destruction of the devil by the Son of God. You're invited: Equipped: The Armor of God for Everyday Struggles is full of fresh insights, honest reflection, meaningful illustrations, and engaging applications. Pastor Christopher Kennedy offers great tools and resources for the war-torn Christian that will also be helpful in assisting others in the battles we all face." 

-Rev. Dr. Allan Buss, president, Northern Illinois District, LCMS

"Spiritual warfare is constant in the life of all followers of Jesus. This book is built around acknowledging the reality of that warfare and reminding Christians of the tools given to them for the fight. Continually briniging readers back to their identity in Jesus and the armor given to them, this book will benefit those whose eyes are just opening to spiritual warfare for the first time and those who are weary from the fight in which they have been engaged."

-Ted Doering, pastor of Narrative Lutheran Church and co-author of Myth of the Millenial

About the Author

Rev Christopher M. Kennedy is the senior pastor at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, School, and Child Care in San Antonio, Texas. He is blessed beyond measure to be married to Ashley and to have the four most wonderful children on the planet. He holds a master of divinity degree from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, and a doctor of ministry degree from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin, Texas. 


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Excellent resource

Reading this book was like sitting down with my pastor over a cup of coffee and discussing the armor of God- more in-depth than you might get on a Sunday morning, but not so much that you feel lost in the Greek. The additional resources (Bible passages, hymns, and prayers) at the end of the book will be ones I come back to over and over as I face life’s challenges. This is well suited to both individual and group study.

Excellent book

Chris Kennedy has written a wonderful resource for Christians and for the Church. "Spiritual Warfare" is often thought of in otherworldly, mystical terms. Chris Kennedy brings it down to practical issues most believers have known too well. "Equipped" is an engaging and encouraging read. In 7 chapters between his Introduction and Conclusion, he covers the territory of what has been provided for believers. Better than that, he offers questions for reflection and discussion, and a leaders' guide at the end of the book. But what really sets this book apart for me is the "Storehouse of Spiritual Weaponry" - 30+ pages of useful and practical tools: Scripture passages, prayers, and poetry arranged by their application to a specific need. My heart will return again and again to the hopeful message of this rich little book.

Equipped is a Great Guide for Christians

Equipped is a phenomenal guide to understanding, recognizing, and using the tools God gives us to defend ourselves against dark forces and their attacks in our daily lives. Equipped provides a blueprint not only for individual Christians seeking to expand their understanding of defending against these attacks, but is also a great resource for bible study groups and prayer groups who work to fight against these forces on behalf of their brothers and sisters in Christ. I would encourage everyone to read this book and use what it teaches to strengthen their faith.

Embracing God's Promises in the Midst of Struggles!

Anxious? Depressed? Feeling unworthy? Doubts? Exhausted? Conflicted? This book is a fantastic read, which explores our need to armor up against Satan's attacks, which he throws at us from every angle. Jesus believes that spiritual warfare is real - we should too, and we should be ready! This book takes you on an engaging, in-depth, and personal journey through the Armor of God from Ephesians 6, so that we may embrace the victory of the cross, and all that it means for us. It pulls in tons of scripture from God's Word, and as you read you have a sense that your heart and mind are increasing in peace and courage because of God's promises. The second half of the book provides you with lots of specific tools and strategies for daily struggles. It has lists of scriptures and centering statements that can be spoken or prayed through in order to help us focus away from our shortcomings and toward the power of God during times of struggle. It's very practical! I also enjoyed that there were discussion questions at the end of every chapter, as well as a leader guide. This book can easily be used as a group study. Highly recommend!

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Biblically Grounded, Easily Digestible

This book is a great first step into the mystery and reality of the spiritual war that exists around us everyday. Pastor Kennedy helps shed light on that war in light of our identity in Christ. This book is Biblically grounded and well-written to help you navigate the spiritual battles you face in life.

Wonderful Daily Resource

I found "Equipped" to be one of those books you keep within an arms reach. It is an incredible resource against the daily battles we all face, as well as the immovable mountains that sometimes seem to arise. Pastor Chris Kennedy's approach is relatable and makes for an easy, albeit insightful read. Highly recommend!

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Great for Individuals and Groups

With profound biblical insight, this resource will help you and your group find comfort, hope, and peace in the promises of God. With vivid stories and simple explanations, Chris makes the intimidating topic of spiritual warfare applicable to everyday life.

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Great Guide for Life

Equipped will soak into you the more you read it. Chris Kennedy gives a practical guide to life that will benefit all ages and stages. A great resource for navigating life with powerful examples and Scriptural references.

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Inspirational and Thought-Provoking

Equipped is the type of book that will inevitably show the telltale signs of wear all good books do. Pastor Chris provides a detailed, yet easy to follow guide on forgiveness of self, spiritual warfare, and prayer. He draws from the teachings of Paul, who is the perfect example of God’s grace, in Ephesians 6:11-20. The themes in this book are relatable no matter where one might be in his or her Christian journey. The “Storehouse of Spiritual Weaponry” section was my favorite as it provides an abundance of resources to use in daily life struggles. I will be adding this book to my nightstand collection, as I already found myself highlighting and making notes as I read it.

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Plan several readings

I recommend reading this little book once highlighting what speaks to you and then going back and using it for individual or small group study. The easy, conversational style with which the book is written makes several readings enjoyable and allows the reader to discover the deeper lessons for life application.

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