In Truth Or Territory, Jim Osman has done the church a great service. He takes the confusing theological cauldron brewed by modern spiritual warfare “experts” and shatters it against God’s Word. With precision and clarity he demonstrates that true spiritual warfare is not a war fought with mantras and incantations but rather with biblical truth. Truth Or Territory will be of great benefit to the professor, pastor, and layman alike. A work like this is sorely needed in the body of Christ today and it is my prayer that your obedient walk with our King will be both enriched and simplified by its reading. Jim is a personal friend of mine and one for whom I have the utmost respect as a pastor, theologian, husband, father, and disciple of our Lord. I commend this resource to you with great joy and enthusiasm.
Justin Peters Ministries
In my opinion, pastor Osman has provided Christians with a valuable apologetic resource. He is training Christians how to think about spiritual warfare by addressing a topic that is pretty much avoided because no one really knows exactly how to interact with the claims put forth by a number of alleged spiritual warfare experts. His book not only debunks their assertions, but also gives the reader a much needed response in dealing with a pervasive false teaching that has infected numerous congregations. It is well worth the investment.
Coordinator at Grace to You and blogger at Hip and Thigh Blog
Spiritual warfare – perhaps no other area of the Christian life is more misunderstood in the modern church. A failure to comprehend accurately the Bible’s teaching on this critical matter can result in the fruitless – and unbiblical – employment of illicit, often pagan, techniques that move us from the faithful assurance we should have in our Sovereign God and His Truth, and into a tentative, fearful walk that leaves that Truth laying by the wayside. In Truth Or Territory, pastor Jim Osman has written an urgently needed, Biblical explanation about authentic spiritual warfare. Unlike popular, though fallacious, practices, Osman soundly expounds the relevant Scriptural texts to clearly explain spiritual warfare and the believer’s engagement in it. Please … consume it for your own edification, add it to your church library, and share it widely. It’s all about Truth … and Osman’s book is a welcomed volley in this frequently misunderstood, but very real, war.
Editor at Pulpit and Pen Blog
There are countless books these days on the nature of spiritual warfare. Sadly, much of what is published and advertised today is not only unbiblical, but downright pagan in origin. Jim Osman has written an extremely useful book that both critiques and corrects these misconceptions by examining what the Bible – and the Bible alone- has to say. Truth Or Territory is written so that the average person can understand and apply biblical truth while also offering clear verse-by-verse teaching on key spiritual warfare passages that will prove insightful to any pastor or teacher. Having held to unbiblical views on spiritual warfare earlier in life, Osman is also able to offer first-hand insights on how testing every practice with Scripture changed his mind. If you’ve been wrestling at all with issues of spiritual warfare, this book should be your first read.
Pastor, Grace Church of Deer Park, Washington