John Mark Comer’s teaching gift is unquestioned. His previous book The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry (Hodder & Stoughton) was written pre-Covid but became a Christian bestseller throughout the pandemic months, as the lockdowns prompted reflection on how over-busy many of our lives had become. Before that, Garden City helped a generation of young people think biblically about work, rest and play while My Name is Hope tackled anxiety and depression.
This latest title from the Portland-based pastor is a theological and practical tour de force that aims to help Christians overcome their three biggest enemies – the world, the flesh and the devil.
With the help of Ezekiel, The War of The Worlds, CS Lewis, ancient Christian mystics and fake Russian Facebook pages, Comer gives readers a strategy for fighting temptation. Given our culture’s increasingly godless and cynical approach to life, teachers like Comer are desperately needed. If anyone can explain biblical teaching on spiritual warfare in a way that makes sense to Christian millennials, then Comer can. No wonder this is the bestselling Christian book of the moment.