by Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Book Description: Today, far too many leading Christians water down the robust teachings of our Faith. Ignoring Christ’s clear example and constant demand that we boldly confront evils, they preach an amicable, nonconfrontational, feel-good gospel. Instead of teaching the faithful to edify and enjoin the wayward, they urge them to pacify and submit . . . with catastrophic results personally, for the Church, and for society at large.
Now comes Fr. Dwight Longenecker with this potent book that shows how, by engaging in the lost art of spiritual warfare, good Christians can cure this trend and repair the extensive damage it has caused.
Here, without fear or favor, Longenecker maps out the myriad places where evil lurks in our world, shines a light on its many faces, and details the countless clever tricks it uses to hide. He delineates ten sturdy principles that must motivate all Christian warriors who hope to expunge evil and stop it from returning. And finally, he explains in fascinating detail the art of immortal combat, showing how self-sacrifice and contemplation of the Cross can bring victory over any evil, no matter how hidden or how grave.
Book Reviews :
“In Immortal Combat Fr. Dwight Longenecker brings us face to face with the depth of everyday evil only to show how the cross of Christ breaks the ancient curse of sin. There is mysterious and troubling darkness here, but at the end the triumph of light. This is a powerful book that will deepen the spiritual lives of many.”
President of the Avila Institute
“In his ‘no-holds-barred’ style, Father Dwight Longenecker leads you from the dregs of sin and its devastating consequences to the abundant joy of redemptive grace and life in Christ Jesus. Immortal Combat grabs you by the scruff of the neck, holds you up to the mirror of Truth, and dares you to become the warrior for Christ you are called to be. Riveting, compelling, and not-soon-forgotten, a life-changing read.”
Johnnette Benkovic Williams
EWTN Radio and Television Host
“Immortal Combat takes the reader on an incredible faith journey that is sure to challenge and inspire! Fr. Longenecker takes a fresh look at the nature of sin as he seamlessly integrates themes from literature, history and scripture to focus our gaze on the inner struggle to live virtuously and courageously as Catholics. Immortal Combat helps us understand in clear and unambiguous language how we live, what we live for, and what we would die for.”
Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers
Author, Father Augustus Tolton: The Slave Who Became the First African American Priest