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Book Review: The Bait of Satan Author: John Bevere

Are you compelled to tell your side of the story?

Do you fight thoughts of suspicion or distrust?

Are you constantly rehearsing past hurts?

Have you lost hope because of what someone did to you?

The Bait of Satan exposes one of the most deceptive snares Satan uses to get believers out of the will of God--offense. This trap restrains countless Christians, severs relationships, and widens the gulfs between us. Jesus said, "It is impossible that no offenses should come" (Luke 17:1). Although you will encounter offense, you can choose how you will react.

In this new twentieth anniversary edition, John Bevere shows you how to identify the traps ahead of you and escape the victim mentality. With declaration-style prayers and testimonials from people whose lives have been changed by his message, this book will inspire you to stay free from offense and its destructive power.

Don't let anyone affect your relationship with God!

Reviewed By:

Pinky Hlophe

Tell us a bit about yourself:

I am a wife to Thulani Hlophe and a mother of two amazing children. We are privileged to lead Front Line People Church in Brakpan, Johannesburg. I have a Bcom Degree in Financial Management. I home-school both my children and just love seeing kids free, be themselves and grow to be who God intended them to be. I enjoy serving in Administration of our local church and passionate about worship ministry.

Name of Book:

The Bait of Satan


John Bevere

What drew you to read this book?:

The book was given as a gift from Lusanda.

What impact did this book have on your life?:

The book helped cement some of the things God has already spoken over me, it gave perspective on how we often claim we are fine when we are truly not.

In a paragraph, what is the main point of this book?:

The book is about offense. It teaches us how to recognize offense and how to ask God to help us deal with the offense. This book is challenging, it forces you to do an introspection on your own life and see where you are harboring offense whether knowingly or otherwise. It helps point us to Jesus for redemption and help when we have been offended. A few quotes from the book that I loved, "The most effective way for the enemy to blind us is to cause us to focus on ourselves." When we are offended, we build walls, put energy towards safeguarding our hearts and hinder unconditional love. The enemy tells us that we are justified in our stance because of the hurt or consequences from that hurt. We start to filter everything from that lens of hurt. The book starts by teaching us how to recognize the offense and what it has done to us then moves to teach us that Jesus wants to remove the hurt but is a hard process that requires us to fully surrender and submit, it is about being obedient when we don't even understand. Last nugget about the book is that it explains the difference between a slave and a servant, a slave is obligated to serve but a servant lives to serve, one has to and the other gets to serve. Great book! There is an additional resource, daily devotionals.

Who would benefit from reading this book?:

Every Christian should read it. Those are dealing with offense, those who are walking with people, those who are looking for healing. It a challenging but very good book.

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Published by Thomas Nelson and distributed by Struik Christian Media.

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