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.
Praise for The Loudest Roar
"If you want to rise up and make a difference for yourself, those you love, and your community, read this book. To be victorious, which God wants for you, you must appropriate God's strengths and weapons. I benefited from so many of Judy's explanations, stories, and challenges, and you will, too. I needed her insights and refreshing, vulnerable, and accurate explanations of relevant Scripture. Passages came alive! And her prayers! They'll mature me and give me hope. I'll be reading them often. Truths here will allow you to become who you know you want to be—an equipped and powerful warrior in God's army!"
—Kathy Koch, founder of Celebrate Kids, Inc., and author of Five to Thrive, 8 Great Smarts, and other titles
"If you long for courageous faith, authentic truth, righteous living, and a prayer life that faces fear and uncertainty head-on, look no further. In The Loudest Roar author Judy Dunagan teaches us to defeat the enemy and stand firm in the mighty strength of our powerful Lion of Judah! This book gave me tools to develop my 'roar' in the face of disappointment, discouragement, temptation, and unfulfilled expectations. Read this treasure on your own, or better yet, with a group of friends who will explore the 'Going Deeper' section together. The prayers in the back of the book give you everything needed to roar like our Lion, and to send the enemy whimpering away."
—Carol Kent, Executive Director of Speak Up Ministries, speaker, and author, When I Lay My Isaac Down
"This book on spiritual warfare is optimistic, realistic, and personally applicable. I appreciated Judy's candor in sharing her personal struggles and even those within her own marriage. This is a book that can be given to any Christian, knowing that all of us need to be reminded that we are in a winnable battle with our unseen enemy, whose roar is drowned out by the louder roar of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. The book is a wonderful reminder that we are serving a King who has already won!"
—Erwin W. Lutzer, Pastor Emeritus, The Moody Church, Chicago
"We all face times in our lives when the enemy feels more real than God. At such times, we need encouragement and guidance on how to pray with wisdom and live with faith. In The Loudest Roar, Judy Dunagan weaves together profound insights from Scripture with clear guidance gleaned from years of experience that you will find both helpful and encouraging. There are too few good books on our victory in Christ and warfare praying, and Judy has written a masterpiece you will want to read again and again."
—Marcus Warner, President of Deeper Walk International
"If we are honest, we often live from a place of defeat. We buckle under the roar of the enemy, his accusations, his lies, his temptations. We can feel powerless. In The Loudest Roar, with personal stories and practical biblical wisdom, Judy Dunagan brilliantly teaches us how to hold our thoughts captive to Christ, stand firm in our faith, and truly live from a place of victory in Jesus. This beautiful book will equip you for the battle, remind you that God is near, and that the Lion of Judah is your protector and defender. You will be reminded you are not alone in the battle as you train your ears and heart to trust in the loudest roar."
—Lisa Bishop, Director of Women's Ministry, Park Community Church, life coach and founder of Living a Life Unleashed, LLC
"We live in a world where the enemy's lies bombard us around every corner, taunting us to be crippled in fear, helplessness, and hopelessness. For that reason, I'm so grateful for Judy Dunagan's powerful and practical encouragement in The Loudest Roar. It will awaken a fight within your spirit to the truth and confidence that we serve the Lion of Judah, whose strength and presence empower us to battle sin, fight our fears, and live boldly in the battle that He has already won. Let these words wash over you with fresh hope and strength for whatever you're facing."
—Sarah Walton, author of Tears and Tossings, Hope When It Hurts, and Together Through the Storms
"For the moments in the journey when you dare to admit that it seems God may be unaware or worse, unconcerned about what you're going through, The Loudest Roar is a spirit-renewing gift. Judy invites you and me to pray for restoration of wonder, in brave acceptance of the fact that even though God's ways are not our ways, we are never forsaken or forgotten. And no matter what you see with your eyes and feel in your soul, He is in fact orchestrating a symphony of grace so that your song of faith will echo throughout and inspire generations to come for good. The Loudest Roar is an invitation to discover that even when your story is shattered, He is faithful, true, and ever worthy of praise."
—Juni Felix, author, radio host, speaker, and member of Dr. BJ Fogg's Stanford Behavior Design Teaching Team
"Anxiety. Fear. These are the diseases of our age. The words 'Courage, Dear Heart,' which begin this book, breathe hope into weary and troubled hearts. I first knew Judy as a missionary on our staff in Vienna. I've watched this hope-filled message grow in her for over thirty-five years. True teaching plus practical 'how to' fill these pages. You need this book! I highly recommend it!
—Linda Dillow, missionary and author, Calm My Anxious Heart and Satisfy My Thirsty Soul
"The Loudest Roar is a much-needed book for today, filled with truth and wisdom. Judy writes with clarity, strength, and warmth, inviting the reader to take hold of everything that Christ has taken hold of for us. Reading it will empower you to understand your position of authority in Christ and how to live in the victory that Jesus has won for us. Read it. Underline it. Marinate in it. Take it to heart. Make it your own."
—Stasi Eldredge, New York Times bestselling author, Captivating
"You will be blessed as you read this book authored by a very special servant of God. Her father was used by God to help many believers discover their freedom and authority in Christ, and now his gifted daughter continues this legacy in equipping the church with this book! The prayer of Scripture is for each believer to know in their experience hope that overcomes despair, their inheritance that dislodges lies, and the power that raised Jesus from the dead and seated Him in His place of authority (Eph. 1:18–21). May this book be used by God to enable many to personally discover the answer to this prayer."
—Bill Thrasher, author and professor, Moody Theological Seminary
"Almost ten years of prayer ministry experience has taught me that most believers feel defeated or inept in the area of prayer. As the enemy roars loudly, we simply cannot afford to be a prayerless person, let alone a prayerless generation. The Loudest Roar is a clarion call and victory cry that will offer hope to the quaking heart, a road map to those wondering how to begin, and equipping to those already warring on their knees. Judy Dunagan is a kind and relatable companion on this journey. You're going to love her. But even more, don't be surprised if you close this book, fist pump the victory that is yours, and get on your knees. Hallelujah, victory is sure."
—Lee Nienhuis, author, speaker, prayer warrior, and original host of the Moms in Prayer Podcast for Moms in Prayer International
"In this powerful book, Judy combines an abundance of Scripture with moving personal stories to declare the truth about the supremacy of Christ, and the strength and power we possess for spiritual battles we face. I was comforted again and again by the reminders of our Lord's intimate and constant companionship that assures us we have nothing to fear. I predict you will return often to this book when you are in battles that threaten to overwhelm you. I invite you to open your heart to hear God's truth and be led deeply into worship as you read this wonderful book."
—Pamela MacRae, professor, Moody Bible Institute, Ministry to Women and Ministry to Victims of Sexual Exploitation