Tuesday, September 19, 2006

How to Overcome Evil - Review

How to Overcome Evil
by Jay E. Adams

The subtitle of this book is a practical exposition of Romans 12:14-21, and that is exactly what it is. Jay Adams breaks down each word and each phrase of this section of scripture, and he does it in a very practical way.

We are commanded to be overcomers, and that is what we will be, if we are followers of Christ. The key is that we are to overcome the evils of this world, not by returning evil for evil, but returning evil for good. God's good is the only weapon that will legitimately defeat evil.

My Thoughts:
This book was an eye-opener for me. I have two other posts that I have done about this book that will help illustrate some of the specific points of learning that I experienced through reading these explanations of scripture. (Here is post one and post two.)

This book can serve as a great tool for anyone who is struggling with problems from other human beings. (I think that includes all of us, doesn't it?) Being a Christian does not mean that you are a floor mat for people to walk all over. It is an aggressive stance toward the freedom found in Christ.

We are given weapons and marching orders in this battle, a battle that is already won. If you have never read a Jay Adams book before, this would make a good starting place. It isn't that long of a book, but it is packed with valuble information.


  1. this has nothing to do with your post, but today in my "college" algebra class we learned about functions. all i could think of was the cheese factory and how i could be teaching what my prof was teaching because i learned it in high school. you prepared us well for this world of low educational standards. oh, and by the way, the cheese factory was a better method of teaching than the way she taught it.

  2. Excellent! The Cheese Factory Lesson... one of my favorites!


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