• Kill the Spider

  • Getting Rid of What's Really Holding You Back
  • By: Carlos Whittaker
  • Narrated by: Carlos Whittaker
  • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (542 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Carlos Whittaker equips you with practical steps to destroying the roots of your deep-seated habits so you can get rid of what's holding you back and embrace true freedom in Christ.

Are you tired of trying to live for Christ - only to fail time and time again with the same old behaviors? Do you pray for guidance, ask for deliverance, and vow to do better, yet fail to progress?

As an author, speaker, podcaster, and communicator for our time, Carlos has lived much of his spiritual life in the spotlight. But, like any Christian, his faith story has had its ups and downs. He spent decades trying to figure out how to be a "better person". Time and time again, he strived for holiness, only to get caught in a cycle of destructive habits, behaviors, and thought patterns. But the buck stops here. Or, rather, the spider is killed here.

Throughout Kill the Spider, Carlos walks you through the key aspects of killing the spiders in your own life, including:

  • Confessing the lies you've believed
  • Renouncing the lies that have held you back
  • Rejecting every lie that Jesus has exposed to you
  • Replacing these lies with Jesus's truth

In Kill the Spider, Carlos shares everything from hilarious, self-deprecating stories to passion-filled wisdom to teach us that we can't just clear away the pesky cobwebs. Instead, we need to find the spider - the source of the issue - and take it out entirely.

Carlos offers a breath of fresh air to any believer looking to finally step into the freedom in Christ. Take a seat, start listening to your book, and grab a shoe. We're going on a spider hunt.

©2017 Carlos Enrique Whittaker (P)2017 Zondervan

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really a good word for me in season

This is such a great tool to help anyone, who is struggling to live in victory over challenges they are facing and have faced for a very long time.

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So much needed message

I saw Carlos live at my church and just had to get his books. He relates to all. Such a great read.

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Praise God 🙏❤️

This is exactly what I needed . thank you Carlos for writing this book but most of All the audible. I have a bad neck and sensitive nose to glue and ink. I don't like reading because of that. I love listening to this book over and over again!! God bless you !! Veronica Hennessy

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What a great book.

loved this book. very insightful. I could feel the authors struggle through the different stages. i could also see myself in most of them.

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Great read!

Kill the Spider is an excellent book. It helped me think through many of my behaviors, learn their cause and forgive myself for many things. Truly life changing for me. Thank you Carlos.

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Spider Hunt

Have you ever found yourself cleaning out cobwebs in your life only to find that the spider who makes them is still alive, well, and making more messes? Carlos defines cobwebs as things in your life that we use as medications like alcohol, obsession with work, pornography, and bingeing on food or Netflix. These are symptoms of a deeper problem. The goal of the book is to help you identify and kill your spider- the lie you bought into that is causing pain in your life. Carlos’s lie was this - God has abandoned me. Searching for your spider takes courage, intentionality, and help. Some of us have avoided facing our spiders for so long and fed them so well that they are epic monsters. The only way to truly heal is to hunt and kill them. Each chapter of the book includes reflection questions to help on the journey. Thanks to Aubrey for recommending this book.

This book is for people who hate spiders, and those seeking deep healing.
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Simple and Deeply Practical

Great listen! Extremely practical and approachable. Carlos allows the listened to go alongside his journey and challenges us to explore the depths of our brokenness. He’s vulnerable, honest, and allows freedom a possibility.

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For such a time as this

I recommend this to anyone and everyone. Not only does Carlos give hope in his writing but also reignited my awe and passion for knowing Jesus in the ordinary and the mundane. I can’t help but chuckle to myself when I hear the word banana. God is doing a new thing and I don’t want to miss it. Thank you Carlos!

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powerful experience

I love the very practical steps and even the laid out prayer to pray against and deal with the spiders in my life

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Mind blowing

First book I read in 20 years. Amazing is all I can say. Thanks Carlos