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Carlos Whittaker empowers you to destroy the roots of your deep-seated habits so you can embrace true freedom in Christ. You can't just clear away the cobwebs; you need to find the spider - the source of the issue - and take it out.

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, pastor, and blogger at Ragamuffin Soul, Carlos has lived much of his spiritual life in the spotlight. But like any Christian, his faith story has 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 the web of destructive habits, behaviors, and thought patterns. 

But the buck stops here. Or, rather, the spider is killed here. 

In Kill the Spider, Carlos shares personal material ranging from hilarious, self-deprecating stories to passion-filled wisdom - to show others it's not enough to try and "stop sinning". He teaches that knocking out deep-rooted habits and issues comes by treating the issue, not just the symptoms. 

With transparency, humor, and vulnerable stories, Carlos offers a breath of fresh air to any believer looking to finally step into the freedom in Christ. So sit down. Start listening to the book. And grab a shoe. We're going on a spider hunt. 

©2017 Carlos Enrique Whittaker (P)2017 Zondervan

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  • Holly Smith
  • 22-01-20

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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  • jeanne m
  • 06-05-21

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-02-21

Mind blowing

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

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  • R:)
  • 05-02-21

A great self examination book

This book really makes you look deep into yourself. The narration is well done and it keeps you engaged the whole time. After you read this book you will want to examine yourself the way that Carlos did at this retreat. I hope this book will help you become stronger in your faith.

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  • Carrie
  • 18-12-20

Kill the Spider - such an awesome book!

I loved this book! I needed this book! Thank you for sharing your story. I cried, I laughed I felt/feel more blessed during and after this read. Thank you!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-10-20

Form Onsite Spider Killer

Thank you so very much for vulnerably sharing your story. I cried through most of it because I too am a recipient of the blessings of On-site. At the time I went I was ready for life to end and little did I know God would reveal my spider(s) to exterminate over time. My journey is on going 5 years out.

Your daddy’s spider story has given me a view of lies in my life to really take a look at. Tell him thanks as well!

May the Lord continue your beautiful journey drawing nearer to Him as Holy Spirit uses you in Christ! I love you brother and that beautiful wife of yours. I don’t know either one of you but I feel like I could hug your necks!

Living out Gal.2:20

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  • Tammie Reichlin
  • 11-10-20

Much needed during 2020!

This book was wonderful! I have lots work to do! I've been so angry with the pandemic. It's a spider!

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  • KJAndersen
  • 15-09-20

Everyone needs to read this book

With the pandemic and everything resulting from that, I’ve been going through a lot in my life. This book has helped me find the real root of my issues (my spider), not just combat those issues themselves (the cobwebs). It’s going to take time, but I will kill the spider. Everyone has spiders, whether you know it or not. The information in the book is invaluable to finding them, identifying them, and killing them for good. The author is the one who reads the book which I always appreciate since they read it the way they meant for it to be read with all the needed emphasis. The author also put in a lot of personal detail and was vulnerable with his readers. This isn’t just some self help book. It’s a book that can help you find your life back. And your faith if you’re feeling lost or abandoned. Spoiler: God is still right there. He never left. No really! He’s been there all along.

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  • Darrel C Bennett
  • 17-07-20

Raw and insightful

I love how animated the author is. The story was engaging, insightful and encouraging. A great listen and one I will likely listen to again.

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  • KRSligh
  • 26-06-20

Transformational Read

Kill the Spider is a must read with a powerful storyline of Carlos' journey to discover the root to some his life issues. I love his humor and transparency in discussing some very painful topics. The power in this book is not only the telling of his story, but he gives you suggested resources, tools and even leads you in attacking-even killing the spiders in your life.