Author: Louie Giglio
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Date Available: May 11, 2021
Genre: Christian Growth
Louie Giglio helps you find encouragement, hope, and strength in the midst of any valley as you reject the enemy voices of fear, rage, lust, insecurity, anxiety, despair, temptation, or defeat.
Scripture is clear: the Enemy is a liar who will stop at nothing to tempt you into poor decisions and self-defeating mindsets, making you feel afraid, angry, anxious, or defeated. It is all too easy for Satan to weasel his way into a seat at the table intended for only you and your King. But you can fight back.
Don’t Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table outlines the ways to overcome those lies so you can find peace and security in any challenging circumstance or situation. With the same bold, exciting approach to Scripture as employed in Goliath Must Fall and his other previous works, pastor Louie Giglio examines Psalm 23 in fresh ways, highlighting verse 5: “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.”
You can find freedom from insecurity, temptation, and defeat—if you allow Jesus, the Shepherd, to lead the battle for your mind and heart. This spiritual warfare book for those who are leery of spiritual warfare books will resonate with Louie’s core Passion tribe as well as with Christians of all ages who want to live a triumphant life in God.
I am an extremely anxious person. I also battle depression and want to be upfront that this book is not a substitute for professional mental healthcare.
With that being said, this book is very valuable for fighting those invasive thoughts of shame, loneliness, comparison with others, etc – basically not allowing those harmful & negative thoughts to live rent free in your head.
I chose to receive the audiobook and it was a welcome respite from the stress & strife that have seemed to have consumed our world. And an added bonus, the audiobook was narrated by the author – something I really enjoy when done well.
Having Louie Giglio in my ears for several hours was an immersive experience and the biggest thing I took away from this book was freedom from fear. That is something I have never believed to have existed – especially for me.
But after listening to this book I felt more hopeful, a bit more bold, and encouraged.
I enjoyed the use of the framework of Psalm 23 and while this is a Christian book, it’s applicable and practical for anyone who struggles whith the daily stressors of life.
This book was both timely and practical and I highly recommend the audiobook. It’s an experience to hear an author read their own words and Giglio does it well.
Thank you to TLC Book Tours and Thomas Nelson for the gifted copy of this audiobook in exchange for my honest review.