When Paul wrote to the Ephesians people were likely to encounter soldiers in armor.In areas making up the Roman Empire elements of armor were present in daily life. Today one is much less likely to observe someone wearing and training for battle in Armor. Merry's book describes elements of armor and training those who read Paul's words in early times might have encountered. Each element is then applied to the spiritual warfare we face today with scriptural references. Mary's purpose is to help the reader better appreciate the context of Paul's instruction "PUT ON THE WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD"!!