Serving As Warriors in God’s Army
By Terry Tyrrell
When we receive Christ as Savior, we enter combat against Satan and his wicked troops. This fierce, cosmic war began in the Garden of Eden and will continue until Jesus returns to destroy forever the evil that runs rampant upon the Earth.
It’s impossible for God’s warriors to watch others engage in spiritual combat from a position of security. Satan attacks us around the clock, and an ambush could come at any time. In addition, God wants us to take the offensive, encouraging our fellow soldiers and recruiting new members into His forces.
Forward into Battle examines the similarities between serving in the armed forces and serving the Lord. Written by a 33-year military veteran, the book reviews the radical transformation God’s warriors experience when they begin serving in His forces. The author, Terry Tyrrell, covers the mission God has given us, the weapons He’s provided, intelligence on our evil enemy, operations on the spiritual battlefield, a Biblical concept of leadership, and the heavenly rewards we’ll receive when our service on Earth ends.
Each chapter includes questions for group or individual study as well as a personal assessment to enable readers to plan how they can apply the reading’s lessons in their service in God’s army.
Paperback book, 372 pages
ISBN: 978-1542903059, 154290305X
As a former officer in the armed forces, Terry weds his military expertise on the earthly plane with his depth of biblical knowledge regarding spiritual battle tactics in a way that effectively equips one to engage darkness with the power of God’s light. This is, no doubt, a timely work for the challenging day in which believers live.
Reverend Marty Baker, Senior Pastor, Burke Community Church, Burke, Virginia
We are in a war that is both spiritual and cultural. To succeed in this war, we need a blending of conviction, motivation, and practical know-how. Terry provides all three in Forward into Battle. This book is not just for the military, but for everyone who is called to the battle for the souls of men and women.
Major General Jerry E. White (U.S. Air Force, Retired), International President Emeritus, The Navigators, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Terry Tyrrell began his military career as a cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy in June 1968. During his freshman year, at a Fellowship of Christian Athletes retreat, he received Christ as Savior. Terry served as an Air Force officer for 29 years. He then worked as a staff member with the Military Ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ for 16 years, ministering in the U.S., Eastern and Western Europe, and Russia. He and his wife, Elizabeth, live in Bury St. Edmunds, England.