Spiritual Warfare and the Discernment of Spirits

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Satan is always at work breeding sadness and anxiety while providing obstacles that prevent souls from making spiritual progress. In this concise yet powerful book, author Dan Burke presents the venerable, time-tested wisdom of Catholic mystics to help you understand the influence of the Enemy on your mind and heart, and the tactics you need to combat him.

With St. Ignatius as his guide, Burke presents here an indispensable, authoritative manual for engaging in daily battle with the Adversary—combat that is both inevitable and winnable. Burke will help you recognize the ebbs and flows of consolation and desolation, and distinguish between the voices of God and of Satan. Best of all, you’ll come to see the spiritual life not as a science to be learned, but as an intuitive art to be practiced as you move with increasing success from habitual sin to sanctity.

The battle for our souls is unavoidable. The saints won theirs by learning how to be spiritual warriors and by recognizing that we become stronger through battle and grow weaker from avoidance. With this book as your guide, you’ll grow in strength and contentment as you learn:

  • How to take captive every negative thought and make it obedient to Christ
  • St. Ignatius’s revelations exposing how the Devil seeks to influence us
  • The Paradigm of Ascent and the Five Steps to Sanctity
  • The three ways you can discern “Good Spirits” from “Bad Spirits”
  • The three principal causes of desolation—and what you must do when it afflicts your soul
  • Proven methods for moving away from sin and toward self-giving love of God and neighbor.
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"I recommend this book for anyone ready to grow in holiness."

Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller
Former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
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"I expect this work to inspire a movement of fierce soldiers for Christ!"

Kathleen Beckman
Deliverance and Exorcism Ministry Coordinator, Diocese of Orange
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"I hope and pray that many faithful will be helped by this book on their spiritual journey."

Cardinal Anders Arborelius, O.C.D.
Bishop of Stockholm
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"Dan Burke has become a wonderful conveyer of the deep wisdom of the saints in language that is easy to understand."

Dr. Ralph Martin
Author, Fulfillment of All Desire
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"For those who want to live in victory over the enemy, I heartily recommend this book!"

Fr. Mathias Thelen
President, Encounter Ministries
  • Pages: 120
  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-64413-257-9
  • Product Code: 2579
  • Availability: In Stock
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Read and Go Forth in Confidence!
I have had the great pleasure of being introduced to Dan Burke's books and have grown steadily in my spiritual walk as a result. With this growth has come many graces and positive changes in my walk with God both personally and in my family life. Praise to God! Here again is another clear, gentle and powerful gem from Mr. Burke. In his newest book Spiritual Warfare and the Discernment of Spirits Dan has taken the giant teaching of St. Ignatius Spiritual Exercises, Discernment of Spirits and has made it accessible to the average laymen. Thank you Mr. Burke for doing so! Why read this book? Simply because, as Dan mentions, it is asked of us in Holy Scripture - to test everything; hold fast what is good (1 Thessalonians 5:21) and discernment of spirits is listed as a gift of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12).
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A Concise, Invaluable Resource
A clear, concise, understandable easy read for anyone interested in growing in the spiritual life. Personally, I found this book to be invaluable in helping me: (1) to recognize the ways the evil one attempts to pull me down; (2) to discern which inspirations or interior inclinations come from God and which ones come from the evil one; (3) To become more attuned to what is happening in the moment; (4) to provide practical strategies to reject the lies of the enemy and to embrace the truth; (5) to establish or refine a plan of action for continued growth. I highly recommend this book and ordered more copies for friends and family.
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Great read!
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"Submit yourselves therefore to God..."
Highly recommend this book for anyone battling loss of joy or in desolation regardless of where you are on your faith journey. Easy to read and understand. 2 Corinthians 10:3- "For, although we are in the flesh, we do not battle accordingly to the flesh,"
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I have found this book to be a wonderful tool for anyone seeking a truly life giving union with our merciful Lord! The first part is not only an introduction to discernment in the spiritual life but is a deeply personal contribution from Dan Burke’s painful childhood, and his journey to the Truth. We each have had difficulties but in seeing how Dan has down to have a close, loving relationship of God, He leads the reader to the same fruitful end! Dan’s insights and wisdom, along with references to some trusted spiritual fathers within our Faith, in Union with Sacred Tradition and the Magisterium is priceless! In these difficult times we all need trusted guidance to discern between evil and the Truth. Everyone of us is called to take up combat and be battle ready to fight the goof fight with God’s Grace, His Wisdom and Peace. This book will assist you on this path! The path to holiness!
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