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Remembering the Iniquities of the Fathers

Remembering the Iniquities of the Fathers

A review essay of Larry Martin’s Charles Fox Parham “Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the LORD, and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out” (Psalm 109:14 NKJV). Larry Martin, Charles Fox Parham: The Unlikely Father of Modern Pentecostalism (New Kensington, PA: Whitaker House, 2022), 224 pages, ISBN 9781641238014. […]

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Vinson Synan: Where He Leads Me

Vinson Synan: Where He Leads Me

Vinson Synan, Where He Leads Me: The Vinson Synan Story (Franklin Springs, GA: LifeSprings Resources, 2019) 236 pages. ISBN-10 : 091186699X,  ISBN-13 : 978-0911866995 Vinson Synan is well known as a Pentecostal historian and scholar. He authored many books about the work of the Holy Spirit, these include: The Century of the Holy Spirit: 100 Years of […]

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Henry H. Knight III: John Wesley

Henry H. Knight III: John Wesley

Henry H. Knight III, John Wesley: Optimist of Grace (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2018), xv + 152 pages, ISBN 9781625648389. This work offers a window into the shape of the thought of the Anglican priest and eighteenth-century revivalist John Wesley. Knight uncovers the peculiar theology of the Great Awakening pioneer, illuminating his passion for the gospel […]

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Lora Timenia: Third Wave Pentecostalism in the Philippines

Lora Timenia: Third Wave Pentecostalism in the Philippines

Lora Angeline Embudo Timenia, Third Wave Pentecostalism in the Philippines: Understanding Toronto Blessing Revivalism’s Signs and Wonders Theology in the Philippines (Baguio City, Philippines: Asia Pacific Theological Seminary Press, 2020), 192 pages, ISBN ‎9789718942918. Lora Timenia is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God in the Philippines. She has a Master of Theology degree […]

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Dean Merrill: 50 Pentecostal and Charismatic Leaders Every Christian Should Know

Dean Merrill: 50 Pentecostal and Charismatic Leaders Every Christian Should Know

Dean Merrill, 50 Pentecostal and Charismatic Leaders Every Christian Should Know (Bloomington, MN: Chosen Books, 2021), 288 pages, ISBN 9780800762025. Dean Merrill is a prolific writer. He has written a number of books including, Miracle Invasion which was published in 2018. He has also collaborated with others like Jim Cymbala and Gracia Burnham to help […]

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Good News for Body and Soul

Good News for Body and Soul

Christian historian Woodrow Walton continues his series on how the good news of what Jesus had done has spread around the world. In Part 4, we read how his followers made the love of God more real in England and the USA as they immersed themselves in charitable work. The Great Commission was being realized […]

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Herman Selderhuis: Martin Luther

Herman Selderhuis: Martin Luther

Herman Selderhuis, Martin Luther: A Spiritual Biography (Wheaton, Il: Crossway, 2017), 313 pages, ISBN 9781433556944. There have been many biographies of Martin Luther written since this Pillar of the Faith changed the course of his religious day. Another more recent work has emerged by Herman Selderhuis in 2017, Martin Luther: A Spiritual Biography. As the […]

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David Moore: Pastor Jack

David Moore: Pastor Jack

S. David Moore, Pastor Jack: The Authorized Biography of Jack Hayford (Colorado Springs, CO: David C. Cook, 2020), 368 pages, ISBN 9780830781119. Jack Hayford is certainly one of the most well-known and highly respected ministers in the modern Pentecostal Movement. He has served in pastoral leadership, written Christian music and books, served his denomination, spoken internationally, […]

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They Moved the Kingdom of God Forward: An interview with Dean Merrill

They Moved the Kingdom of God Forward: An interview with Dean Merrill

Pneuma Review speaks with Dean Merrill about his book, 50 Pentecostal and Charismatic Leaders Every Christian Should Know (Chosen, 2021).   PneumaReview.com: Please tell us about your own involvement in the Pentecostal Movement. Dean Merrill: My parents—good Midwestern Quakers—were drawn toward a fuller experience of the Holy Spirit about the time I was born. My […]

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The Making of the Christian Global Mission, Part 4: Charity Invites Change

The Making of the Christian Global Mission, Part 4: Charity Invites Change

Christian historian Woodrow Walton continues his investigation into the origins of the modern movements that inspired Christians to go and share the mission and message of Jesus throughout the world. When studying how living out the gospel changed the social fabric of the early nineteenth century England, Europe, and North America, several figures must be […]

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Pasquale Vozza: From Saving Bodies to Saving Souls

Pasquale Vozza: From Saving Bodies to Saving Souls

Pasquale Vozza, From Saving Bodies to Saving Souls: A Life of Service to the Lord (Pasquale Vozza, 2020), vi + 192 pages, ISBN 9781678033316. Pasquale Vozza is an Italian born evangelist and pastor. He served as president and secretary of the Italian Christian Church of Northern Europe and pastored the North Miami Christian Church for […]

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Hormoz Shariat: Iran’s Great Awakening

Hormoz Shariat: Iran’s Great Awakening

Hormoz Shariat, Iran’s Great Awakening: How God is Using A Muslim Convert to Spark Revival (Melissa, TX: Iran Alive Ministries, 2020), 272 pages, ISBN 9781733749046. Dr. Hormoz Shariat is from Iran. He was a Muslim who became a believer in Jesus. This transformation took place in the United States. Becoming a Christian radically changed the course […]

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Pentecostal Classics: An interview with Larry Martin

Pentecostal Classics: An interview with Larry Martin

Larry Martin started PentecostalGold.com to share recordings of classic sermons from Pentecostal preachers. Pneuma Review caught up with this busy evangelist and author to ask him about this golden archive available to the public without cost or obligation. PneumaReveiw.com: Please tell our readers a bit about yourself. Larry Martin: I am an Assemblies of God […]

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The Making of the Christian Global Mission, Part 3: Setting a Better Example

The Making of the Christian Global Mission, Part 3: Setting a Better Example

Christian historian Woodrow Walton continues his investigation into the origins of the modern movements that inspired Christians to go and share the mission and message of Jesus throughout the world. In Part 3, he invites us to learn more about the Quakers and other marginalized groups whose convictions had them following God on paths often […]

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