Armor of Light
post written by Emma Filbrun
Title: Armor of Light
Author: Steven R. Kooistra
Major Themes: Bible Study, Christian Non-fiction, Christian Living
Synopsis: This practical book will help you to resist temptations caused by various forms of lust.
As the mother of a number of teenage boys, I am always looking for resources to help them live holy lives. When I place an order for school books recently, I looked through the other books available from the publisher, and Armor of Light caught my eye. The subtitle is Divine Power in a Lust-Driven World, and this sounded like a topic that would be helpful to have more information and encouragement about. I was a little surprised, though I should not have been, at the wide range of areas in our lives that can be lust-driven.
This book is divided into three parts. The first part introduces the armor of light—what it is, why we need it, and why we should even study lust. The second part discusses what lust is, where it comes from, and why it is a problem. The third part gives practical help to apply what has already been taught!
I was challenged by the thoughts about lust not always referring to sexual desires. Any bodily need can become a problem with lust. Probably one of the most common lust problems is food—the natural need for food can so easily become gluttony. Another thing I noticed in this book is the contrast between the armor of light and the darkness of sin—sins are kept in the darkness; we need the armor of light to reveal them and get help. Another point that really stood out to me was that lust is at the root of all sin.
Armor of Light was quite challenging to me. I highly recommend it for every Christian who wants to have a closer walk with God. I would like all my children to read this book. It is not a quick, easy read, but one to take slowly and think seriously about the points the author makes, praying about how to apply them to your life.
Reading Independently—Ages 12 – 15, 15 and Above, Adults
Links to buy Armor of Light:
Other Places: Christian Light Publications—Paperback
Keywords: Bible Study, Christian Non-fiction, Christian Living