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Robert W. Graves is the author of Increasing Your Theological Vocabulary, Praying in the Spirit (Chosen, 1987) and The Gospel According to Angels (Chosen Books, 1998). He is a Christian educator and a former faculty member of Southwestern Assemblies of God College in Waxahachie, Texas, and Kennesaw State University (adjunct). Graves currently heads a real estate consulting firm in Woodstock, Georgia. He is the co-founder and president of The Foundation for Pentecostal Scholarship, Inc., a non-profit organization supporting Pentecostal scholarship through research grants. He is a member of the Society for Pentecostal Studies.

Jennifer Miskov: Writing in the Glory

Jennifer Miskov: Writing in the Glory

Jennifer A. Miskov, Writing in the Glory: Living from Your Heart to Release a Book That Will Impact the World (Redding, CA: Silver to Gold Publishing), 123 pages. As a writer of both fiction and non-fiction (and an English teacher), I have read countless books on writing, but I’ve never read one quite like Jen’s […]

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Nominate Books for 2016 Award of Excellence

Nominate Books for 2016 Award of Excellence

Seeking all books written by Pentecostal scholars. The Foundation for Pentecostal Scholarship is seeking titles of theological books by Pentecostal/charismatic scholars to consider as nominees for its 2016 Book Award of Excellence. The books should have a publication date of 2014 or 2015. Please email all title nominations to admin@tffps.org. PneumaReview.com editors: What books by […]

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Praying in the Spirit

Praying in the Spirit

 The Praying in the Spirit Series.  Robert W. Graves wrote Praying in the Spirit (Chosen Books) in 1987, when it received great reviews from a number of Pentecostal/charismatic scholars and leaders including John Sherrill, Dr. Vinson Synan, Dr. Gordon Fee, Dr. William Menzies, Dr. Howard Ervin, Dr. Walter Martin, and Dr. Stanley Horton. It is […]

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Robert Graves speaks with PneumaReview.com about Strangers to Fire

Robert Graves speaks with PneumaReview.com about Strangers to Fire

Editor Introduction: For many Pentecostals and charismatics, John MacArthur’s 2013 book, Strange Fire, represents the same tired arguments used for years by those who believe God is done giving gifts to his church. PneumaReview.com asked The Foundation for Pentecostal Scholarship President, Robert Graves, about their response, their first published book, Strangers to Fire: When Tradition […]

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Perspectives on Spirit Baptism: Five Views

Perspectives on Spirit Baptism: Five Views

  Chad Owen Brand, ed., Perspectives on Spirit Baptism: Five Views (Nashville, TN: Broadman and Holman Publishers, 2004), 338 pages. Perspectives on Spirit Baptism is a collection of five scholarly essays that define Spirit Baptism from five traditions: Reformed (Walter C. Kaiser), Pentecostal (Stanley M. Horton), Charismatic (Larry Hart), Wesleyan (H. Ray Dunning), and Catholic […]

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Bill Hull: Straight Talk on Spiritual Power, reviewed by Robert Graves

Bill Hull: Straight Talk on Spiritual Power, reviewed by Robert Graves

Bill Hull, Straight Talk on Spiritual Power: Experiencing the Fullness of God in the Church (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2002), 255 pages, ISBN 9781441243720. Although the accuracy of teaching is preeminent when judging the quality of a book, credit must be given for its tone when appropriate. From page one of Hull’s work, the reader […]

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The Speaking in Tongues Controversy: A Narrative-Critical Response, Part 2

The Speaking in Tongues Controversy: A Narrative-Critical Response, Part 2

Differing with Walston, classical Pentecostal Robert Graves writes that the doctrine of initial evidence and the subsequence of the baptism in the Holy Spirit are taught by scripture.         Rick Walston, The Speaking in Tongues Controversy: The Initial, Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit (Fairfax, VA: Xulon Press, 2003), […]

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The Speaking in Tongues Controversy: A Narrative-Critical Response, Part 1

The Speaking in Tongues Controversy: A Narrative-Critical Response, Part 1

Differing with Walston, classical Pentecostal Robert Graves writes that the doctrine of initial evidence and the subsequence of the baptism in the Holy Spirit are taught by scripture.   Rick Walston, The Speaking in Tongues Controversy: The Initial, Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit (Fairfax, VA: Xulon Press, 2003), 235 pages. The […]

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The Johannine Anointing: Focusing on Truth

The Johannine Anointing: Focusing on Truth

  In 1977, after a consideration of all New Testament literature, J. K. Moon gave this classic Pentecostal/charismatic, albeit eclectic, definition of the anointing: The anointing is the special presence of the Holy Spirit in the life and ministry of God’s servant which produces an inspiring awareness of the divine presence. His entire faculties are […]

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Praying in the Spirit: Works Cited

Praying in the Spirit: Works Cited

Works Cited Throughout the Praying in the Spirit Series by Robert W. Graves, the following works were cited.   Adams, Moody. Jesus Never Spoke in Tongues. Baker, La.: Moody Adams Evangelistic Association, 1974. Agrimson, J. Elmo, ed. Gifts of the Spirit and the Body of Christ: Perspectives on the Charismatic Movement. Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House, […]

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Praying in the Spirit: Beyond the Charismatic Experience

Praying in the Spirit: Beyond the Charismatic Experience

The Afterword conclusion to the Praying in the Spirit Series by Robert W. Graves. Most of us are familiar with the wonderful program called “Toys for Tots.” Firemen and other civil servants collect secondhand toys of all kinds; they work to put the sparkle back in the doll’s eye, and then they distribute these refurbished […]

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Praying in the Spirit: Singing in the Spirit

Praying in the Spirit: Singing in the Spirit

The ninth chapter of the Praying in the Spirit Series. Author Robert Graves looks at the Scriptural use of the prayer language in song.   Not long ago I had in my office on separate events two ministers from different churches. One was a minister of music, the other a senior pastor. Each one of […]

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Praying in the Spirit: Now That You've Spoken in Tongues

Praying in the Spirit: Now That You’ve Spoken in Tongues

The eighth chapter of the Praying in the Spirit Series. Author Robert Graves looks at the on-going ministry of the Holy Spirit in the Spirit-filled believer’s life.   I know a young man named Bob, a Pentecostal, who has not spoken in tongues since his initial encounter with the Holy Spirit. Unfortunately, he is just […]

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Praying in the Spirit: How the Prayer Language Comes

Praying in the Spirit: How the Prayer Language Comes

The seventh chapter of the Praying in the Spirit Series. Author Robert Graves presents a compelling challenge for all Christians to receive the infilling of the Holy Spirit.   The charismatic experience of tongues that accompanies the baptism in the Spirit has been forgotten by a large portion of the Church, mainly because the Church has […]

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