Jack Graham’s new book Unseen is a fine tome unfolding the reality of the supernatural world and reminding Christians of the spiritual battle that we are in.
So much of what goes on in our lives have a counterpart in heavenly realms. Jack does a nice job bringing these dimensions out in clear prose (credit goes to Ashley Wiersma who appears to have actually written or heavily edited the book).
Graham uses personal illustrations from his life to bring home these truths.
The book is easy to read. It’s formatted nicely. And the message is solid.
I also think the publisher did a great job with the bookcover.
Here’s a description from the cover along with endorsements:
Sure, the supernatural happened during biblical times. But hasn’t this all settled down by now?
Growing up in a traditional Baptist church in Arkansas meant that I learned almost nothing about “spiritual forces,” about the tension between good and evil, about the afterlife and heaven and hell–except to be told that one place was desirable and the other place was not.
But the more I read of God’s Word, the more I realized there was little room for a “look the other way” mentality, as it related to life and ministry. My feet had been planted not on a playground, but on a battleground. And it was clear that the battle was for my faith, for my family, for my purity, for my fidelity to Christ, for my very soul. How had I missed this before?
My plea to you is this: We mustn’t brush this reality aside, thinking that what we don’t know won’t hurt us. What we don’t know absolutely will hurt us, and hurt us in powerful ways.
But this book contains very good news for you: There is a clear-cut way to understand things that cannot be seen. Things that have a profound effect on you and me. There really is more to life than what you see.
When Dr. Jack Graham was twenty years old, he got the phone call no one wants to receive. His father had been ruthlessly attacked, and it became clear to young Jack that invisible forces of evil were involved. He realized he needed to take the spiritual world more seriously, because the real battles we face in life are between the powers of good and evil…literally the armies of heaven and hell.
Through compelling stories, practical guidance, and biblical truth, Dr. Graham challenges popular opinions and persistent folklore about heaven and hell, good and evil, angels and Satan. You will come away from this book enlightened about the supernatural world and encouraged that God can provide protection, provision, and power for whatever lies ahead.
Each chapter includes questions for group discussion or individual reflection. Free online small-group curriculum is also available.
“We sometimes forget that the real powers in this world are spiritual rather than physical. I’m thrilled that in Unseen Jack Graham reminds us of the hidden battles we face and instills hope and assurance that believers will emerge victorious. I highly recommend this insightful, biblical, and very personal book.”–Mark Batterson, New York Times bestselling author, The Circle Maker
“I was captivated by Unseen from start to finish. Dr. Graham has powerfully addressed some of the greatest questions and concerns of our day. We must all recognize that we are in a spiritual battle. This book will help you to not only understand what is going on, but how God has equipped each and every one of us to live a victorious, overcoming Christian life as light in the midst of darkness. This book is a must-read for every Christian.”–Christine Caine, founder, The A21 Campaign , bestselling author, Undaunted
“Good and evil, heaven and hell, God and Satan, angels and demons–the Bible says they are real. But what should we really do practically to live a Spirit-empowered life like Jesus? That is the very important theme of this timely book.”–Pastor Mark Driscoll, founding and preaching pastor, Mars Hill Church, founder, Resurgence and co-founder, Acts 29
“Jack Graham is a man of God who understands the spirit world. Our battle isn’t against people. It’s against Satan and demonic spirits. Jesus’ conquest over those evil forces enables us to walk victoriously as we prayerfully put on God’s armor and appropriate His Word. Unseen is a mandatory manual for every spiritual warrior!”–Steve Gaines, PhD, senior pastor, Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis, TN
“What you see is not all there is. Unfortunately, too many people are losing battles they don’t even know are being fought. In his timely book, Unseen, Dr. Jack Graham equips and empowers us to fight and win spiritual battles God’s way. If you are longing for more spiritual power and understanding, read this book.”–Craig Groeschel, senior pastor, LifeChurch.tv, author, Altar Ego: Becoming Who God Says You Are
“The key word that comes to mind concerning Jack Graham’s new book Unseen is needed. There is a war in the heavenlies that touches this earth, but the good news is that we can win the war. Read, be instructed, embrace its truth, and win the battle.”–Johnny Hunt, pastor, First Baptist Church, Woodstock, GA
“Lift your eyes from the urgent and set your sights on eternity, where a hundred years from today you will be alive and fully aware. Jack Graham calls us not just to finish the race to eternity, but to break the tape accelerating, and his insightful book Unseen tells us why and how!”–James MacDonald, senior pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel and author, Vertical Church
“The unseen aspects of the spiritual life are the most important and often most difficult to understand. But our lack of understanding doesn’t negate the reality. Jack Graham’s words in Unseen will open your eyes to the spiritual battle that surrounds us, and most important, a clear direction to our victory in Christ. Allow Dr. Graham to lead you on a life-changing journey into the unseen.”–Gregg Matte, pastor, Houston’s First Baptist Church, author, I AM Changes Who i Am
“Pastor Jack Graham presents a tactical manual every Christ-follower needs for winning the spiritual conflict with unseen forces of evil.”–Kerry Shook, founding pastor, Woodlands Church
“There is a spiritual realm. It is real. I’m thankful that Jack Graham has given us a peek behind the curtain. His words and spiritual insights will challenge and encourage you to live this physical life with spiritual eyes.”–Pastor Dave Stone, Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY
“In a day when there is so much talk about heaven and hell, you may wonder, What is fact and what is fiction? In this marvelous book, my pastor, Jack Graham, takes us right to the source, to the Word of God, and brings us the truth with clarity and hope.”–Sheila Walsh, author, God Loves Broken People