The Loudest Roar: Living in the Unshakable Victory of Christ – Judy Dunagan

The Loudest Roar: Living in the Unshakable Victory of Christ by Judy Dunagan
Published by Moody Publishers on September 6, 2022
Genres: Non-Fiction, Christian Life
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Take heart. The enemy’s roar is but a whisper in the presence of our mighty God. 

Do you often feel stuck battling the same fears, temptations, lies, and doubts, wondering if you’ll ever overcome them? Does it seem as if you’re in that battle alone? Author Judy Dunagan has been there. In The Loudest Roar, you’ll marvel at the power, majesty, and authority of our Lord Jesus and learn how to stand in the unshakable victory He’s already won for you. 

In that victory, you will:

- Discern God’s voice over the lies of the enemy
- Stand firm in faith rather than give way to fear
- Dwell in the cover of God’s armor over you and your loved ones
- Keep your thoughts captive to truth
- Find victory over cycles of sin in your life 

God’s roar over you will become your roar, diminishing the lies of the enemy . . . to a whisper. 
Questions for each chapter will help you discover how to apply the biblical truths in this book to your life.

This short, highly readable book is filled with encouragement for Christians who are struggling with doubt, temptation, and self-defeating thoughts. Judy Dunagan shares biblical teaching and personal stories to illustrate the freedom we can experience by living in Christ’s victory instead of trying to fight our battles on our own. The chapters are short and easy to read, and the author’s passion for Christ and concern for others come through clearly. At the end of each chapter, she shares an example prayer, references an additional Bible passage to reflect on, and recommends an encouraging praise song that fits with that chapter’s theme.

The Loudest Roar: Living in the Unshakable Victory of Christ will encourage both women and men who are struggling to feel victorious in their spiritual lives. Dunagan writes in realistic ways about different forms of suffering and doesn’t promise victory over our immediate circumstances, but she shows how people can become stronger to face their circumstances by clinging to God and rooting their identity in what God has done, not their own fears or failures. The book also includes discussion questions at the end that people can use independently or in a small group setting.

This book is general enough that any Christian can connect with its message, but it will probably be most encouraging to mothers. Many of Dunagan’s personal stories involve examples from when her children were growing up, and although she writes some in general about anxiety, she mainly focuses on anxiety in the context of raising children. This book isn’t specifically for moms, and can appeal to women and men in different life stages, but it will probably hit home the most for Christian mothers who are dealing with anxiety and struggling not to believe lies in the midst of their parenting challenges.