It’s a familiar scene. Playing out all across America. Every year. In every sports season. The coach’s son gets more playing time than other more talented players. The team still ends up with a winning record, and even finishes near the top of their conference. But it would have won the conference and possibly even a State Championship if its best players had been in the starting lineup all season long.

Sad to say, but this familiar scene is also playing out in churches all across America. In the war against the flesh, the Church’s Most Valuable Player—the Holy Spirit—is often left sitting at the end of the bench, while other less talented players fill His Key Frontline Position. The Church has a winning record, as many are being freed from their addictions with the help of flesh-starving accountability partners/groups. But there are so many more that still want to be freed. So many more that are understandably too ashamed to publicly acknowledge that they have a sin problem and seek the help of a flesh-starving accountability partner or group. So many more that could be freed if only the Holy Spirit was put in the lead in the Church’s war against the flesh.


In A Way of Escape, readers learn about an underused Teammate that longs to get off the bench and play. Readers learn how to get this Biblical All-Star into their everyday starting lineup by stepping up the degree to which they “walk in the Spirit” (Galatians 5:16). They learn how to build a library of Spirit-anointed, flesh-diffusing apps. Apps that are uniquely fitted to them, and their unique Spirit-filling triggers (Ephesians 5:18b-19).

I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh (Galatians 5:16).

The still-struggling now have another option. The still-struggling now have fresh hope for discovering that long-sought-after way of escape from sin and temptation (I Corinthians 10:13). A way that—because it is wholly Spirit-powered—does not require enlisting the aid of an accountability partner or group. Truly, a game-changer!