WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has released a new book of Pope Francis' teachings on the history of the devil, "his empty promises and works" and "how we can actively combat him."
Titled "Rebuking the Devil," the book is meant for a wide audience and "shows us how to recognize the tricks of the enemy, avoid his traps and defeat his efforts through the power of God in Jesus Christ," said a May 29 USCCB news release.
The book is $12.95 and now available for purchase through the USCCB's online bookstore.
"In this important book, Pope Francis tells us how to use powerful tools of spiritual combat against the devil," said Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of Arlington, Virginia, who is chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Communications.
Those tools, he said, include "the word of God, adoration of God in the Blessed Sacrament, participation in the sacraments, fasting, prayer and the intercession of Mary, Mother of God, through the most holy rosary."
"We must recognize that there is a devil who is alive and active, but there is also a shield against him through the power of Jesus Christ!" Bishop Burbidge said.
Additional books and resources pertaining to other topics including marriage and family life, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Vatican, ministry and more, can be found by visiting the USCCB's online bookstore.
The devil is real and is so jealous of Jesus and the salvation Jesus offers that he tries everything he can to divide people and make them attack each other, Pope Francis said.
Pope Francis and members of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon repeatedly vowed to support, defend and accompany the region's indigenous people.
The first week of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon saw support for the priestly ordination of married indigenous men, impassioned pleas for respect for indigenous culture and denunciations of violence against the earth.