Enemy Within - revised edition

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Author: Kris Lundgaard


Straight Talk about the Power and Defeat of Sin

We are at war. We have only two choices: kill or be killed.

The sin that lurks inside each one of us is cunning, resourceful, and relentless. Much as we’d like to avoid thinking about it, it is a foe we must know, and hate, in order to fight against it effectively. In this expanded edition of a time-tested classic, Kris Lundgaard provides tactical guidance on how to wield lethal faith against sin in everyday life. Drawing on the wisdom of John Owen’s masterwork, The Mortification of Sin, he challenges us to battle for holiness with confidence in Christ’s Spirit and his victorious work on our behalf.

Practical reflection and discussion questions make this book a helpful resource for group study, and a new chapter on the church emphasizes that sin’s battle is best fought alongside others.


About the author:

Kris Lundgaard and his wife, Paula, served fourteen years with Mission to the World in Slovakia. As well as authoring several books, he has been a technical writer, computer programmer, pastor, program manager, and test-engineering manager. He and Paula have four married children and many grandchildren.


“Lundgaard’s book was one of the first books on my sin nature that I read as a baby Christian. It profoundly affected my life, forcing me to face Romans 7 squarely and end my false peace with this powerful enemy.”  ~Rosaria Butterfield, Author, The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert

“Fresh, contemporary, highly readable. Every Christian who is serious about holiness should read this book.”  ~Jerry Bridges, Author, The Pursuit of Holiness

“Kris Lundgaard has done the impossible. He has given us some of the best of Puritan theology in a language all of us can understand. This book will challenge you to radical spiritual transformation!”  ~Richard L. Pratt Jr., President, Third Millennium Ministries

“Lundgaard displays his excellent skills as a diagnostician of the disease of sin.”  ~Bryan Chapell, Stated Clerk, Presbyterian Church in America