Description: Silencing Satan: A Handbook of Biblical Demonology is about the nature and strategies of Satan and the demons, and their defeat through the life, death, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The book is for Christians in ministry, whether seminarians, pastors, Bible teachers, Christian counselors, or lay leaders. It is for all who desire an informed faith relevant to supernatural evil and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Each chapter reflects extensive research and is succinctly written to enable believers to quickly grasp biblical truths that expose the lies and half-truths propagated by popular culture, within and outside the church. The authors teach that when face to face with supernatural evil in its various guises--apparitions, voices, sensations, false doctrine, and immoral temptations--believers resist the devil and reflexively turn to Jesus and Scripture. They fight by living a radical life of faith, expressed through love and obedience to Christ. As they do, God himself redeems the evil that Satan intends for his vainglory. God is building his church, and the gates of hades will not prevail against her (Matt 16:18) Endorsements: "Much of the popular 'Christian' literature that deals with spiritual warfare, the demonic, and the occult is of dubious value because it promotes views and practices that lack biblical support. Silencing Satan is a notable exception. This 'handbook' is based on a careful study of the teaching of the Scriptures and offers readers a reliable guide to an area of study that can be challenging and confusing." --Sydney Page Professor of New Testament Taylor Seminary "This handbook is an immensely helpful blend of biblical and historical insight, wisdom for practical ministry, and instructive stories of contemporary situations involving the demonic. It is an essential resource for anyone involved in ministry." --Clinton E. Arnold Professor of New Testament Talbot School of Theology "Imagine someone bringing the following elements together . . .: a sincere belief in the reality of evil spiritual forces and beings . . .; a deep level of biblical and historical scholarship . . .; a gospel-centered approach . . .; and a sane, practical application to the real events and issues that Christians face . . . Silencing Satan will be an invaluable guide for Christians . . . as well as for pastors and other gospel workers . . . ministering to those caught under the influence of Satan." --Tony Payne, Author and publisher Matthias Media About the Contributor(s): Sharon Beekmann is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. She is author of Enticed by the Light. She preaches, teaches, and conducts seminars for churches through Sharon Beekmann Ministries. Peter G. Bolt is an ordained minister of the Anglican Church of Australia, Diocese of Sydney, and the Head of New Testament Studies at Moore Theological College in Sydney. He is the author of Living with the Underworld and Jesus' Defeat of Death: Persuading Mark's Early Readers, and the editor of Christ's Victory Over Evil: Biblical Theology and Pastoral Ministry.