"This work uses the light of Scripture to expose the person and methods of Satan. . . . Pentecost gives us a very useful survey of information on Satan." --Christianity Today
Every Christian faces a powerful and cunning enemy--Satan. Victory over this opponent depends on knowing his strategies and schemes and drawing on the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit to stand firm against him.
As Pentecost observes, "No individual can be victorious against the adversary of our souls unless he understands that adversary; unless he understands his philosophy, his methods of operation, his methods of temptation. We hear very little today about Satan, and consequently many who recognize Satan's existence and acknowledge that he is the enemy of their souls are ill-prepared to meet him. . . . We do not know what Scripture teaches about his person, his methods, his plans, his program, his devices. Consequently, we fall in defeat."
J. Dwight Pentecost (1915-2014) was a distinguished professor of Bible exposition, emeritus, at Dallas Theological Seminary. He earned a B.A. from Hampden-Sydney College, and both a Th.M. and Th.D. from Dallas Theological Seminary. His many works include The Joy of Living, Design for Discipleship, The Divine Comforter, and Thy Kingdom Come.