Author: Anna Mendez Ferrell
Publisher: Voice of The Light Ministries
Book Information: Regions of Captivity
(Taken from Amazon.com)
This book is a study of one of the most powerful revelations God has given me. Delivering captives in the traditional manner requires a lot of time, dedication, physical and spiritual strength, a price few are willing to pay. The battle can be fierce due to the ruthless manifestations of the demons. The reality is many times this type of deliverance is unsuccessful. However, there is an easier, more efficient way to deliver people and it is how Jesus did it. Jesus didn’t come to earth simply to save us and to die for our sins, but also to give us freedom in every area of our life. He conquered the devil’s empire and set the captives free. This goes beyond casting out demons of the occult, drugs, alcohol, etc. Captivity plays a role in the lives of mankind.
Book Review: Regions of Captivity
Regions of Captivity was such an eye-opener for me! I’m familiar with deliverance ministries, because I’ve gone through one myself, work with a deliverance ministry, as well as researched it for my own freedom and for my upcoming book. This book shed some much needed light on the depths and vastness in the area of captivity.
In Regions of Captivity, Ana shares her own testimony of deliverance and she demysifies the subject of captivity in a very easy to understand way and offers examples, as well as testimonies, to help better explain the topic of captivity. Also in this book, we learn about the regions of captivity and how to be set free. Here are some regions of captivity that she shares:
- The Place of Darkness
- Regions of Fear
- Convent Chambers
- Gates of Pain
- The Abyss, Pits and Deep Places
- Pits of Depression
- The Pit of Destruction
- The Pit of Corruption and the Pit of Iniquity
- Places of Death
- The Valley of the Shadow of Death
- The Region of Death
- The Place of Jackals
- The Land of Forgetfulness
My thoughts about Regions of Captivity
What did Regions of Captivity teach me? I’m not sure what I really thought captivity was going into this book. Perhaps, I thought is was something abstract blocking one’s ability to move into all God has for them. To read this book and find out that it’s an actual spiritual area of captivity, bondage, torture and torment, really opened my eyes. Honestly, I had no idea the length the enemy is going through to hold us captive and if we do break free, the length he will go to get us back into captivity, though some may go back easier than others.
Like the Israelites, they begged and pleaded with God to set them free, and yet later they were crying out to go back into bondage? What?! Yeah, I know, but don’t we sometimes do the same thing? We pray, “God, please help me to get free from this bad habit or sin,” and soon, by our own choices, we are right back in the bondage. There’s no intent for condemnation here, because there are forces working hard against us that we can’t even see. And, she also reminds us that God is also working on our behalf behind the scenes, helps us to know who we are in Christ and what we have been blessed with through Him. I love that her goal was to glorify God, while exposing the enemy.
There is hope, because there are tools, like Regions of Captivity, that can help us gain ground and finally advance in the kingdom of God. This book, I believe, should be on the shelf of every believer and minsitry, because we need more people, as a deliverance ministry friend of mine says, “out of the casualty pile and on the front lines.” Jesus died for us to have so much more than we’ve allowed Him to express in and through our lives. This book is a powerful tool and we can use it to gain back the ground we lost and help others do the same. We are fighting a real enemy, that doesn’t like to play by the rules, but with tools like Regions of Captivity, we can learn his battle tactics, who we are in Christ and fight back.
Would I Recommend Regions of Captivity?
Yes, I would recommend this book for anyone that feels stuck. Perhaps you find you’re still stuck no matter how hard you try to break free. Maybe you ‘ve broken free of bad or sinful habits, only to find yourself lured right back in again. And once again, stuck in a vicious cycle that you can’t seem to break free of. That was my story. I broke free and then found myself lured in again. Ugh!! The battles and struggles are very real. And, they can be extremely hard to fight if you don’t know what’s going on or how to get the victory through Jesus. Please know that real freedom through our Lord Jesus is not only possible, but is part of His better plan for us and our lives.
Perhaps you’ve struggled to find your purpose and calling. Maybe you’ve battled a long term illness. Regardless of what you face, there is always hope for freedom through the finished work of Jesus. It isn’t always sin, but anything that keeps us from living out God’s best for our lives.
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Thanks for taking the time to read this review and God bless!
Jesus didn’t come to earth simply to save us and to die for us, but also to give us freedom in every area of our lives.
-Ana Mendez-Ferrell, Regions of Captivity