The Bondage Breaker?: Overcoming *Negative Thoughts *Irrational Feelings *Habitual Sins

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Through Jesus we can win the spiritual battles that confront us. We don’t have to be trapped in frustration, bitterness, and discouragement. The Bondage Breaker? (more than 900,000 copies sold) helps readers discover how to break negative thought patterns, control irrational feelings, and break out of sinful behavior. In this updated and expanded edition, Neil reveals the position and vulnerability of believers, then presents specific steps to help them achieve true freedom. Dr. Anderson has helped thousands of people—including anorexics, bulimics, and people caught in personal conflicts—overcome their problems through biblical perspectives, biblical answers, and active affirmation of their identity in Christ.

Customer Reviews:

  • Real power when you need it
    I did not call it bondage, but it was. It was quite by "chance" I even pick this book up. Only to realize here was real help in areas that I was barely making any headway with at all. Confronting the trap of hiding behind my Christianity instead of facing the bondage of self-centeredness was a true break even if it is a constant battle....more info
  • A Must Read for All Christians!
    This book should come with every Bible you purchase. I have read the printed version several times and purchased the audio version so I could process it more deeply. I listen to it in the car every week!...more info
  • Out of Bondage
    For any of you "good Baptist girls" that were not taught about the Power of the Holy Spirit, you MUST read this book. Every word is backed up with Scripture references, so you can test it for yourself.

    For anyone suffering, and those that don't even know they are suffering, ALL will benefit from reading, The Bondage Breaker. Get ready to FIGHT!

    In Christ,
    Anita...more info
  • Spiritual warfare 101
    This is quite simply the best book I have read on spiritual conflicts and warfare. I was blessed immensely by it. Neil Anderson uses scripture, personal stories, and the warmth and understanding of a counselor to expose the darkness and lies of satan. After reading this I am much more aware of the enemy's schemes and am able to effectively combat the lies with the truth of God's word. The book itself is not a cure-all problem solver - it is a truth exposer and a pointer in the right direction. I highly recommend this and "Victory Over the Darkness" especially to Christians stuggling with depression, anxiety, fear, lust, or anger. I also highly recommend this book to any Christian seeking to understand spiritual warfare. I give Neil Anderson's books the highest possible recommendation. ...more info
  • The Power of Truth
    Neil T. Anderson's THE BONDAGE BREAKER is perhaps the most pragmatic and useful book on spiritual warfare available. Stripped of the drama and wild speculation that fill most books on the topic, Anderson is adept at keeping the focus of the book where it should be: the person and work of Christ who came to "destroy the works of the devil." (1 John 3:8). The enemy is not glorified in the pages of this book, and for that Anderson should be commended.

    This is a great reference for any prayer minister or counselor. Reading it will equip you to recognize the tactics employed by the enemy and clearly address them with scriptural authority. Anderson's main emphasis is that the enemy is not addressed in power struggles or through dramatics. We should deal with the enemy as Jesus did when tempted by the devil: by referencing scripture, keeping our focus on the Father, and ultimately by commanding him to leave while standing in the authority and freedom of relationship with the Most High God.

    If you are a prayer counselor, pastor, or simply someone looking for freedom from the lies of the enemy, you can't do much better than THE BONDAGE BREAKER. ...more info
  • THE best self-help Christian book out there!
    Every Sunday I looked forward to going to church with my mother. I'd wear nifty clothes and matched them up with my favorite accessories: shoes and handbags. I'd look and feel good, ready to devote an hour and a half to God. Then -- bam! -- something happened, something very small and meaningless, almost imperceptive, that put me in a foul mood. I became cranky to the point that I was inexplicably angry, all kinds of dark thoughts entering my head. Which begged the question: why. Why was I going through this? Why the negative thoughts, not just on Sundays but on my everyday living, to the point that it brought me to the brink of... something? Lately, I was going through a very rough patch, and was heading to a direction that would have damaged me for not putting my trust fully in God. Then my pastor suggested I read The Bondage Breaker by Neil T. Anderson...

    This is the best self-help book I have ever read! Since it deals with your spiritual difficulties and not your psychological ones, you get to the root of your real problem, and you find solutions and freedom that years of therapy hadn't fixed. Anderson will take you through steps and give you examples of people who had experienced similar problems. I found myself nodding in agreement with all of his statements and case studies. Christians have a constant struggle against Satan, and it is within your power to make it stop. And you DO have that power. All self-conflict in me has (almost) healed. I still experience confusion and conflicting emotions from time to time, but to a lesser degree, and I no longer believe the lies I told myself, and I rely on my faith to make the negative thoughts and "voices" in my head disappear. These things are very real, and almost everyone will admit to having experienced "inner demons" of a sort, whether with an addiction or lack of self-esteem or lies you are forced to believe in. The Bondage Breaker is for Christians, as in people who have accepted Christ as their personal savior (like me), since it deals with the struggles and inner-conflicts you experience after you take such an important step. I highly recommend this book to those who have taken that step and even to those who haven't. You will relate to Anderson's wonderful book in more ways than one.
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  • Gives Satan too Much Power
    The author states "it is my observation that no more than 15% of the evangelical community is completely free from Satan's bondage." Satan is seen as an omnipresent force ready to invade Christians when they sin. The book uses case studies for support. In one case, a woman is demonized after praying that God would give her thorn in the flesh if that's what it took for His power to be perfected in her weakness. After the prayer, she experienced tingling sensations which the author concluded were due to invading demonic forces. Following a deliverance prayer, her symptoms were relieved. The point of the passage is that a sovereign God sent the messenger of Satan for a positive spiritual purpose in Paul's life and He refused to remove it. Anyone who has read this book should also read a dissenting evangelical perspective (e.g., The Stronghold of Grace which discusses the placebo effect in symptom relief) and make up their own minds.

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  • Breaking Fetters
    Fetter means "chain or shackle placed on ankle and feet".

    This book ministers to the spirit man of them who choose to read.
    This is an awesome work from a great man of the faith. Be empowered, delivered and set free from the things that have clouded the vision for wholness and restrained brothers and sisters from a great destiny!...more info
  • Bondage Breaking
    I can not believe the comments here. I have seen several people go through the steps to freedom, claim victory through the cross over their past sins and become completely different Christians empowered in Christ. Do each of you really believe a Christian is suddenly freed from all their past every time at the moment of salvation? That is not always what happens. There are a LOT of people who do not know how to take victory over those things. They do not know how to lay those things at the cross as much as they want to. YES, demons can influence Christians. Jesus himself spoke directly to Satan, with Satan trying to put things in His mind and Jesus is God. How much more does Satan try such with us? If you are a Christian, you are in a spiritual battle. Even if you don't know it, you are. I am very excited to get into his books and go through the steps of freedom and see what God will clean out of my life to make me a more effective Christian. I have experienced demons leaving a person after renouncing these things. There are demons out there whether you want to believe it or not. They do influence you whether you want to believe it or not. If you are not in the fight and you know Christ, you are in it you are just getting pummeled because you don't know it. I am not a Charismatic person. I was raised in a Southern Baptist Church. I am attending a Missionary Church. Neither denomination has in the past been big on recognizing demonic activity or any real spiritual warfare. I have seen what renouncing these demons can do in my own life and I seen what it can do in other's lives. It is NOT "I" focused at all. You need to recognize that, in Christ, when we sin it is not us but our flesh within us. Does that mean we should sin NO. I think you can see that is clearly scriptural. ...more info
  • The Bondage Breaker
    ASIN:0736918140 The Bondage Breaker?: Overcoming *Negative Thoughts *Irrational Feelings *Habitual Sins]]

    The Bondage Breaker by Neil Anderson is an excellent book on how to overcome habitual sins. He sees problems as caused by demonic powers which can be difficult for some people. He has seven steps of repentence to get freedom. I found it very helpful, but some people may have difficulty with his emphasis on evil spirits. I would recommend this book if you are struggling with habitual sins especially.
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  • No biblical basis to this book
    Supposedly this book explains how to become 'free'. However, Dr. Anderson neglects to mention that through Christ we are already free. No works involved. Just a free gift from God. One of the premises of the book is that Christians can become demon possessed. I have never found any biblical basis for this train of thought. To believe what is said in this book you would have to believe that Christians can be possessed. This book uses fear to pressure people into thinking there is some kind of 'formula' to gain a 'higher level' of freedom. The bible teaches a simple message of grace which is commit your life to Christ(Romans 10:9&10)and freedom in Christ is a gift of God. Through salvation we are saved from all that would separate us from God. This book has a 'works based' philosophy--sounds allot like the requirements of the pharisees....more info
  • Great book about being free in Christ11
    This book is VERY helpful in explaining how to walk freely in the Holy Spirit. Too many Christians are burdened and weighted down. This book explains how to be free of life-controlling habits, etc. It includes some great prayers to assist in walking in freedom....more info
  • Jesus Christ IS the Bondage Breaker
    As a Christian for many years I was unaware of the spiritual warfare that was going on in my mind~ Yet i just knew that everything was not ok with me. The Bondage Breaker is an excellent book, it has in fact got me back to basics with my Lord and Savior and has reminded me of who I am in Christ !! Read this, you wont be sorry ...more info
  • It changed my theological view of demons
    This book was my introduction to spiritual warfare. I can still remember by Bible College professor walking the tightrope unwilling to concede that demonic spirits are active today. If I remember right, he postulated three theories of demonic activity: The accommodation theory- that Jesus knew that demonic activity did not exist, but that he accommodated himself to the world view of his day. According to this view, people who were supposedly demon possessed were actually mentally ill. The second theory was that demons are real, but that they were only active in Jesus day; thus present day demonic activity is very rare and is confined to pagan cultures. The third theory was that demon activity is a present day phenomenon we have to deal with. As highly impressionable underclassmen, we were left to our own devices to figure which choice was the right one.

    Anderson rightly points out that the church had pretty much bought into the scientific/psychological model of deviant behavior- that we do not believe that the spiritual world does impinges on the natural world. As a result many evangelical Christians have either excluded the supernatural from their worldview or have consigned it to the transcendental tier where little effect on day to day living. When I first read Bondage Breakers, I came the realization that although I could teach about demon possession, I really did not believe that demons were active in our present day world. Although Andersons views have become more mainstream in the evangelical church, there are still those who see him as rather radical; while some charismatic side may see him as too tame. I see Bondage Breakers as an excellent introduction to spiritual warfare and a book every pastor ought to read....more info

  • Claim Your Inheritance
    In THE BONDAGE BREAKER Neil Anderson writes about the challenges Christians face when they feel bound by negative emotions such as fear and anger or they cannot seem to break free from the grip of bad habits. The author explains that Christians have the power to gain freedom from these problems through their inheritance in Christ. It is up to them to exercise their authority and resist the devil. They are on the winning side in the war against Satan. Satan will try to get them to believe his lies and his biggest lie is that Christians are capable of being the God of their own lives. Satan will try to confuse them but in the end he can do nothing about their position in Christ.

    Neil Anderson is a good writer and his book is filled with anecdotes which illustrate his ideas. The text ends with detailed instructions on how to break free from bondage and also how to help others to do the same thing....more info

    This book was powerful because it's full of truth. Neil Anderson does a great job of defining the problem and providing specific solutions.

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  • A Balanced and Informative Approach to Healing
    I have read many books on spiritual warfare, inner healing and deliverance - some good, some not so good. This one definitely goes into the "Good" category. Anderson provides a thoughtful and thought-provoking approach to gaining healing and deliverance from the wounds and shackles that we all bring with us into our spiritual pilgrimage. Not only is it firmly rooted in scripture, it is also very practical - with specific steps to follow and prayers to pray. A must for anyone who is a true follower of Christ, but who feels that there is more to the life of Freedom in Christ.

    I felt that way for years and just didn't know how to achieve this wonderful freedom...if you feel that way, do everything you can to open yourself to Christ's healing touch and to achive this freedom. "For whom the Son sets free is free indeed."

    Neil Anderson's book will help you along this path to freedom, if you prayerfully read and apply what he teaches. Then wait, expectantly, to see what the Lord does in your heart and in your life!

    To the reviewer who refutes the value of this book because of a belief that Anderson is saying it's possible for a believer to be demon possessed, my advice this book. You'll find that this is not what Anderson is saying at all! When you become a true believer, you are filled by the Holy Spirit, and the evil one cannot possess you. However, do you remember how Christ was tempted by Satan? Well, the unseen powers of evil are constantly trying to do the same to us, and where mistakes of the past have allowed them an opening (chinks in the armor), they are able to gain a foothold in our lives. When these footholds are not dealt with in a timely/godly fashion, they become strongholds and provide the enemy inroads into our lives, leading to bondage(read the'll find much evidence of this). It is this bondage that Anderson helps us to break free of.

    Definitely worth digging into! May the Lord bless you greatly as you do so!!...more info
  • Excellent
    I received my book in as good as or better condition than stated and in a very timely manner. Thanks! I haven't read it yet but content is a separate issue....more info
  • The Bondage Breaker-Dr Neil T Anderson
    Couldnt put it down the first time I read it. Helps Christians to understand their conflicts and helps them resolve them. I believe a must for every person who is a Christian....more info
  • Finally Free
    Many thanks to Neil Anderson and his book, The Bondage Breaker. I was in bondage to food for over 50 years, until this book set me free. Satan is very skillful in finding our weaknesses and creating havoc for us. The Bondage Breaker helped me to remember that Christ died for my sins, so I could finally be free. I have stopped believing all of the lies and started living again.I also lost 50 lbs. in the process. I would recommend this book to anyone suffering from any type of bondage. As Neil promises, "Take all thoughts captive to the obedience of Christ Jesus and the truth will make you free." ...more info
  • I've read your reviews...
    I've read the reviews here, and these are my comments.

    I agree with the person who said, "The primary principal he presents is Jesus' concept of the Truth setting us free." Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and He, as Truth itself, sets us free.

    I feel sorry for the person whose experiences in the mental health field prevented her from accepting that miracles happen today.

    I found it to be an uplifting book about what God still does today to free what we have bound....more info

  • It helped me.
    A friend gave this book to me when I was running out of hope. I had been suffering from depression for two long years and had only begun to recognize it as depression. It was hard to accept that I, of all people, could be depressed. Counseling was not helping. Medication was an undesirable last resort, and I did not know how to help myself. This book helped me. It is a book about the battle for our minds. It is a book about truth versus lies, conviction versus accusation. There IS hope! If you want to know freedom (from depression, from hopelessness, from whatever clouds your mind and robs you of life); if you want to be free to truly live again, give this book a chance....more info
  • Just read it if you are unhappy!
    I will give this book 10 stars if I could.Based on the holy bible have change and better myself because of it.Uncover the lies, and the confusion of the new age movement and give a better understanding of all the why's, and the necessary weapons to fight unhappiness and hopelessness in anyone's life. Restores love and hope.A must for anyone.(you'll like it so much you may read it more than a few times). swp...more info
  • The Bondage Breaker
    In the last few weeks, I've read "Victory Over Darkness" and "The Bondage Breaker" by Neil T. Anderson. Both books are excellent, especially "The Bondage Breaker." At the back of the book are seven steps to experiencing freedom in Christ.

    I thought I was living a free life. But I also knew some blockage remained from negative experiences because I had stifled all corresponding emotions. Oh my goodness, what a wonderful release to walk through every bit of the past, renounce any hold the enemy may have kept in those areas, and give them to God to totally experience His freedom. I would highly recommend purchasing "The Bondage Breaker."
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  • COMPLETELY changed my life!!!!!!!
    I hope every Christian will read this book!!!!!! The Lord used it to free me from tremendous bondage that I experienced for years AFTER becoming a Christian because of my own poor choices & Satan's lies that I believed. The principles outlined in The Bondage Breaker help believers walk their Christian life in victory! ...more info
  • Something to Consider
    Quote of another reviewer from 10 years ago:

    This book puts its readers at grave risk -- especially new Christians. First of all, it exposes Christians who are already deeply embattled to some very outrageous and horrible situations. Second, he diminishes the meaning of the "helmet of salvation" and the "sword of the Spirit" to some opinionated heresies. And third, he seems to focus on demonic activity a lot more than he should.
    C.S.Lewis wrote in The Screwtape Letters, "There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors, and hail a materialist or magician with the same delight."

    If I hadn't been so impressed with the high rating of this book, I would have noticed the heresy in the title itself. Satan's bonds are already broken. Christ did that for us at the cross. The strongholds are simply an illusion that we need to recognize. Neil isn't breaking any bonds for us. But I think we should all keep him in prayer....more info
  • Neil T. Anderson is as pure as pure gets!
    This book is very helpful and inciteful. I was able to understand that I was not along with things that I was suffering. Jesus came to set us free. Free from what? Why did the Bible say that? We were all under Satans power. Why would we not have something that we need to be set free from? Don't let pride keep you from reading this book. Everyone can benifit from it. Even if you are a mature believer, you will be surprised at the change it can help make in your life. Be willing, open and honest - Jesus will set you free. Jesus is the deliver. Neil is a servent. He helps guide you into deeper understanding of who we are in Christ, and what has to change. Read it alone with the Lord, or have another Christian read along with you. Anyone who has not read this book is missing out. I read through the Victory over Darkness 1st. And this one, it has made a change in me. Thank you Jesus! Bless the buyer!...more info
  • For Those Who Say Demon Possession of Christians Is Not Possible...
    I just have a word to those who have judged this book critically on the grounds that it is not possible for a Christian to be possessed...
    Luke 22:3..."and Satan entered into Judas who was called Iscariot, belonging to the number of the twelve".

    Judas was one of the 12 chosen by Jesus to be His disciple but Judas continued to let the thoughts sent by the enemy rule his mind instead of capturing them to the obedience of Christ as God's Word tells us we must do. Why does God's Word tell us to do this? Because the Lord knows the danger of letting the thoughts that the Enemy sends dwell in our minds...that it will get harder and harder to control these thoughts until they are controlling you and then you do indeed have a Christian who is being controlled by evil forces.

    Romans 1:28"...And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient".

    This letter was written to the Roman church about CHRISTIANS, not the world.

    So, according to the Word of God, this book does indeed have validity....more info
  • A couple new and impressive ideas
    The main points of interest in this book to me, were the ideas that 1. a demonic encounter is better resolved with the truth of who Christ is and who a person is in Him, than by sensational displays of power and holy aggression (although that is possible), and 2. that there is no arena of human suffering that is isolated from possible spiritual oppression. I had never really considered that before reading this book. I appreciate Neil's fair-minded and calm treatment of the subject - and the relatively new concept of people taking responsibility for their actions and seeking the face of the Lord themselves for their deliverance, is a breath of fresh air.

    I think one of the primary weights of skepticism that people may hold toward this book is in the systematic approach promoted by Dr. Anderson to achieving ones freedom in Christ Jesus. Surely this is not the only 'correct' way to acheive it, but after much thought I have not personally found anything wrong with the Steps to Freedom. Maybe it's the meeting of a percieved unsystematic spiritual world and a systematic way to freedom that causes the problem. That doesn't sound like it captures completely the problem, so.. hanging question.

    This book is good and useful for anyone who has a heart toward seeing bound people free. As with all things, judge it on it's own merits and not from our words only. All I can say is that I highly recommend it as a guide to ministry....more info

  • Occult Christianity -- "The bondage maker"
    An unfortunate mixture of Christianity and pagan demonology. Neil Anderson is no doubt a sincere Christian. However, his teachings on this subject are harmful, causing believers to doubt one of the chief blessings of the Gospel.

    At the heart of Anderson's doctrine is the idea that demons can transmit thoughts into the minds of Christians. But, unless I missed it, he provides no clear Scriptural support for this astounding theory. The principal examples he cites are people who were apostates -- Judas and Ananias. (Page 64) He gives no Biblical examples of ordinary believers who, after the Resurrection, had thoughts implanted by demons.

    Anderson ignores the force of numerous Scripture passages, teaching that Jesus has destroyed the devil's power over believers. (See e.g. Heb. 2:14; Col. 2:15; Matt. 28:18)

    Instead, Anderson takes out of context "spiritual warfare" verses such as Eph. 6:12. That was clearly written to believers in Ephesus who were going through human persecution. Paul reminds them that their battle is not with the people persecuting them, but with demonic power influencing the persecutors. (Why else would the Ephesians be confused? Why would they think they were outwardly struggling with people, with "flesh and blood," when they were instead inwardly struggling with demonic thoughts?)

    It is one thing to teach that demons can indirectly influence Christians, through pagan society. It is another thing to claim that demons can directly interfere with the thought life of believers.

    Anderson's doctrine produces happy nonChristians, and unhappy Christians. Before Christ, people are ignorant of demonic influences. After conversion, though, Anderson teaches believers that their minds can be flooded with demonic thoughts.

    Are people to accept Christ, only to be told that demons can attack their minds? This demonic-telepathy doctrine is very disturbing to sensitive and introspective people. It also conveniently takes the focus off the real problem -- our own selfish motives. This doctrine bears bad fruit, and cannot be true.

    It is unclear why this unsound doctrine has survived so long, and even thrived in many Christian circles. Perhaps it is due to the short-term benefits pastors see, when congregations have a new-found interest in "spiritual things." Perhaps it is due to the lack of any popular books presenting a contrary view. Whatever the reason, the reader should proceed with a healthy skepticism....more info
  • Bondage Breaker!
    This audio book is great... The only way I can really READ. Great message of how God can take any bondage from you IF you are willing to give it to Him.....more info
  • The Bondage Breaker
    This book is like going to a revival. I've been delivered from smoking

    after 10 years of this horrible addition. It's just gone no desire. Oh, yes,

    I've been tested, the desire to smoke is not apart of my life anymore.

    This book helps you to understand clearly the steps you need to take to

    restore your life-in Jesus Christ, not the way the world loves. In the

    way the heavenly Father loves you, through His Son. The true deliverer

    from demonic strongholds that no one else can help you with....more info
  • The Jury Is Still Out
    Since I must finish reading the book before I feel qualified to judge. But I must tell ask those alleged "Christians" (just as Jesus asked) to "judge not, lest ye be judged." It IS possible to be Wiccan and to LOVE Jesus and possibly be a "better" Christian than some who write such hatefilled, judgemental words. Beware the plank in your own eyes, before you go trying to remove your neighbor's splinters (to paraphase the Master). Think. LOVE. Peace. Shalom......more info
  • A much needed sane voice in spiritual warfare!
    This book helped me find freedom from several strongholds (addictive behaviors) that grip many men. It's a must read for anyone who seems helplessly addicted to ANY type of sin....more info
  • Excellent Guide for Dealing With Bondage in Your Life!
    Anderson's book is an excellent tool to help the reader overcome debilitating bondage and to live free in Christ.

    Among the points Anderson covers include:

    1. Misconceptions about demonic activity.
    2. While Jesus delivered us from evil at the cross, we have the responsibility to resist the devil through Christ.
    3. The mind is the center of spiritual bondage.
    4. The devil has no authority over you.
    5. How we deceive ourselves.
    6. How to deal with deception and to be discerning.

    7. Putting on the full armor of God.
    8. Steps to freedom in Christ.

    Read and be encouraged not to be a victim to spiritual bondage!...more info

  • excellent, must read for every christian, applies to every christian newby and seasoned alike
  • And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32
    Good, Biblical teaching in this book. I also recommend Joyce Meyer "Battlefield of the Mind" as well. For any Christian struggling with freedom from strongholds (psychology lingo is self-defeating thoughts) both books are excellent. The best teaching I found on this subject is Kenneth E. Hagin Sr. "The Believer's Authority". I listened to a CD version. The first two books are good teaching on 2 Corinthians 10:4-6. The Hagin teachings reveal that Christians are already free Luke 10:19, Colossians 1:13. Whom the Son sets free is free indeed. I thank the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.

    2 Corinthians 10:4-6
    The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete.

    Luke 10:19-20
    Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

    Colossians 1:13
    He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love...more info
    Of course there will be negative reviews of this book....Satan wants to keep as many people as possible away from exposing his deceptions. This review is not one of those negative fact, I can honestly say that this book changed my life. It changed the way I pray. It changed the way I live. OF COURSE Satan wants us to believe that this book is rubbish...but don't buy in to that. I am a deeply devoted Christian who has struggled fiercely in the past with eating disorders, drug addiction and alcoholism. This book teaches how to "plug in" to the POWER SOURCE (which is Jesus Christ) who lives within all born-again Christians. It exposes the lies and deceptions of Satan. This is not a book of "spells". This is practical useful information for living the life that God intended for His children to live. Satan knows that he has lost the battle for the Christian's soul in eternity, but I am CONVINCED that he and his army of demons will do everything possible to rob us believers of our joy and peace in THIS life. Take it from someone who's "been there, done that"...this book is AWESOME. PRAY as you read this book and read your Bible as well. NOTHING can replace the Word of God. God's word must always be the Christians first priority. This book is a great addition to any Christian library, especially those Christians who are struggling in their walk. PRAISE GOD FOR THE VICTORY WE HAVE IN JESUS!!!!! By the way, in response to an earlier post, Neil Anderson does NOT suggest that a CHRISTIAN can be demon possessed, but rather that a CHRISTIAN can come under serious spiritual attack and can be hindered in their Christian walk by a demonic stronghold. There is a big difference there, and what he proposes IS biblically grounded....more info
  • The Bondage Breaker
    This book by Neil Anderson can help everyone live more successful lives even though it is written specifically for those who are Christian. For the Christian, it shatters myths and teaches Biblical principles for victorious living....more info
  • Read this!
    I would recommend this book to anyone. If possible, read Neil Anderson's "Victory over Darkness" first....more info
  • Good news/Bad news
    So, the lingering question here, is, "Can Christians be possessed?" For the sake of peace can we that believers are "controlled"? I would say, yes. Sadly, for years I avoided the whole demon/devil doctrine. Somewhere in my early forties, in utter defeat over besetting sins, I found this book. I am not a fan of formula christianity but I will say emphatically (and scripturally) that we can renounce the Enemy in the authority of Christ's name and power. Chris Adsit put it succinctly when he wrote that believers get it all mixed up. We run from the devil and try to resist temptation. It should be just the opposite. There is Power in the name of Christ and in His shed blood. We are to use that directly against demonic attack and demonic bondage. The beginning of the end of demonic strongholds in my life started with this book. I will caution you that it is a means to an end and not an end in itself. When you clean house, so to speak, you need to put in new "furniture" and not leave it empty to be taken over once again....more info
  • A Must Read for Mature Christians
    Going through this book, or a process like it, is a must for every mature Christian, if not each new Christian. It provides a thorough cleansing of the Christian soul. Praise God....more info
  • Changed my life...
    I read this book in 1997 and it changed my life. Obviously, the guy who gave this book a bad review has never experienced spiritual warfare and doesn't understand the doctrines of Christian Science and other cults or for that matter, the doctrines of Christianity. If he did have these understandings or experiences he would have found the book useful.

    Bondage Breaker is powerful, biblical and a must for anyone who wants to understand and take control of the spiritual realm around them in a responsible and biblical manner.

    GB...more info

  • Some good insight regardless of whether you agree
    Your denomination may or may not teach, and/or you may or may not believe, that demons have any power over us today. As I understand the Bible, demons could reside within people during the first century, but it's not clear to me whether that's still the case today.

    Regardless, Anderson gives some good practical advice to help you overcome sinful habits. All of that advice boils down to learning and embracing the truth. Whether it's Satan whispering lies into your ears or you lying to yourself, when you recognize those lies, you can (with effort) choose to stop listening to them. When you stop listening to lies and instead listen to truth, your actions will change for the better....more info

  • bondage breakers
    the book came in good condition however, the packaging was a mess with the address almost indescipherable. This was a gift to someone. ...more info
  • Eye-Opening. A must read for every growing Christian
    This book enlightened me to the "war" on for my mind and thoughts and how my past actions (done in ignorance) may be blocking my spiritual growth today. I highly recommend it....more info
  • Thank God for this book!
    This book answers some of the most troubling questions I've had during the 40+ years I've been a Christian. Why do I know so many Christians who are afflicted with terrible mental illnesses, addictions, physical problems, etc., that they just can't seem to get free from? Why do I still suffer from problems with depression, and how should I pray for and minister to the hurting people in my life? This book is the answer to all those questions. I am reading it and feeling a huge burden lift from my heart. Yes, there IS a reason for these things, and there IS something we can do about it, not only in breaking free from our own chains, but in interceding for others so they can be freed, too.

    I have experienced demons. Anyone who says they don't exist has bought into the lies of the Father of Lies. You're no danger to an enemy you don't believe in, are you?

    I have seen family and friends tormented by demons. No, I don't see demons under every rock (and neither does Neil Anderson), and I know sometimes there is another explanation for someone's torment. But what if there isn't? What if there is no solution? Sometimes the only thing that makes sense is believing that this world really IS under the control of Satan, and some of the people I love are his prisoners.

    The best thing about this book is that it teaches who we are in Jesus Christ, and that we are warriors in His army and we have all the tools we need to go out and possess the land in His name.

    The greatest gifts this book has given me are faith and hope.

    Note to those who think the book is saying Christians can be possessed: I don't think the book says that at all. I think it is saying demons can have strongholds in us. This is not the same as possession.

    People who fear or hate truth, do not acknowledge the existence of the devil and his armies, or want to hang onto New Age, secular philosophies, will HATE this book. But it's truth that will make us free....more info

  • Scary book
    I have been through a year and a half of pastoral counseling for a mental disorder as well as secular psychotherapy. I thought buying this book would give me a spiritual perspective on how to deal with my mental disorder but instead it scared me. Anderson talks about people with mental disorders as possessed by demons. In his chapter on how to treat your disorder he has the reader recite prayers that deal with evil spirits and demonic possessions. He also believes that relaxation practices such as yoga are evil. I am a very spiritual person and get my strength from God, but not in this way. I do not believe that I am possessed by demons or under the influence of demons and I certainly do not want to think of my mental disorder as being that way. This is a book I would never want to read again, and wished I had never purchased....more info
  • very informative
    This book by Dr. Neil T Anderson has been a very helpful tool for me as far as thoughts are concerned and I have learned and am still learning that it is not a sin to have bad thoughts, it's if you act on them, We have a real enemy trying to destroy us..... J.E.M ...more info
  • A couple new and impressive ideas
    The main points of interest in this book to me, were the ideas that 1. a demonic encounter is better resolved with the truth of who Christ is and who a person is in Him, than by sensational displays of power and holy aggression (although that is possible), and 2. that there is no arena of human suffering that is isolated from possible spiritual oppression. I had never really considered that before reading this book. I appreciate Neil's fair-minded and calm treatment of the subject - and the relatively new concept of people taking responsibility for their actions and seeking the face of the Lord themselves for their deliverance, is a breath of fresh air.

    I think one of the primary weights of skepticism that people may hold toward this book is in the systematic approach promoted by Dr. Anderson to achieving ones freedom in Christ Jesus. Surely this is not the only 'correct' way to acheive it, but after much thought I have not personally found anything wrong with the Steps to Freedom. Maybe it's the meeting of a percieved unsystematic spiritual world and a systematic way to freedom that causes the problem. That doesn't sound like it captures completely the problem, so.. hanging question.

    This book is good and useful for anyone who has a heart toward seeing bound people free. As with all things, judge it on it's own merits and not from our words only. All I can say is that I highly recommend it as a guide to ministry....more info

  • I challange you to read it - you will be freed
    I've read this book cover to cover twice, repeatedly... thinking that... yeah really, reading this book is going to change my life?... This is nonesense.
    No nonsense. It's been over four years since the last time I read the book. The messages in this book broke my bondage to Satan and delivered me from my sins. It changed my life forever; and I am forever grateful to the author, and The divine author.

    Do not be fooled by others who are blinded and in the clutches of Satan himself. Read this book and deliver yourself from our worlds greatesty enemy.

    God Bless,

    Anonymous...more info

  • The Bondage Breaker
    Most people would consider this book to be directed at "radical" Christians, in my opinion. Personally, I have used this book for myself and others who suffer with a mental illness, mostly depression. In this respect, I feel it is beneficial in that it helps one to deal with the immense lack of self-esteem and guilt that persons with some mental illnesses experience. It covers the full gamut of areas that bring on guilt and the emotions and actions that sometimes follow along with this. The prayers that are offered to deal with individual problems are excellent and I feel go a long way to helping one deal with what is ailing them and to help them realize that getting over their problems or finding professional help with their problems is necessary and prudent. The greater cause of trouble is not them themselves alone but a power that is evil and can be controlled if not eradicated through faith, prayer and proper counsel. The only part of this book I did not enjoy was the author's self promotion, his somewhat obvious ego and his desire to promote other books he has written. The concepts he puts forth though, are indeed worthy of knowing by those who are suffering with issues and therefore well worth studying and examining. I would highly recommend the book....more info


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