Cindy Trimm has dined with the queen of England, played putt-putt golf with Prince Andrew, and was appointed to the Bermuda Senate at the age of thirty. Over the last dozen years she’s become one of the most in-demand motivational speakers in the United States, and her best-selling inspirational books, such as Commanding Your Morning and The Rules of Engagement, have sold over a million copies combined. Charisma House has now published Trimm’s last installation in a three-book series of prayer and spiritual warfare, When Kingdoms Clash: Strategies for Prayer in the Heat of Battle.

The heat of battle is a topic Trimm is well familiar with, as she’s battled many things in her fifty-four years of life. She tussled with abject poverty in Bermuda where her father deserted her mother and left her with seven children to raise on her own. Their home was rat-infested, and she’s joked that when it rained, she needed an umbrella to walk from one room to the next. There was no running water, she sported used clothing, wore shoes with cardboard soles, and studied by candlelight because electricity was costly. Her biggest dream as a fifteen-year-old was to become a hotel maid simply because they earned good tips. In spite of the circumstances, Trimm went on to be appointed to the Bermuda Senate at the age of 30 before abandoning politics to concentrate on launching her ministry, Trimm International, based in Atlanta.

“The principles that I teach are principles that I use every single day of my life,” Trimm says, “not only the principles concerning prayer and spiritual warfare, but also the principles concerning what you do with your mouth and what you do with your mind—the principles concerning how God speaks to you in concepts and ideas and how you are always just one decision away from living the life of your dreams.”

When Kingdoms Clash is a cog in the wheel to drive readers into understanding and fighting for their destinies, it completes Trimm’s Art of War series, The Art of War for Spiritual Battle and The Prayer Warrior’s Way. Using historical stories and teaching from Scripture, it takes prayer warriors from the planning stages and strategies of prayer into the heat of the battle. The book aims to aid readers in developing the staying power and endurance to see the plans God has given them through to the end, and to give them the character and confidence to find joy in even the toughest of struggles. She writes, “God specializes in turning lives around. No matter where we start or how little influence we may have had before, He gives us power to transform the world around us if we will but encounter Him and give ourselves to Him without holding anything back.”

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