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Category: Fall 2007

Robert Webber: The Divine Embrace

Robert Webber: The Divine Embrace

  Robert E. Webber, The Divine Embrace: Recovering the Passionate Spiritual Life (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker, 2006), 282 pages. Robert Webber has written an effective teaching manual that has covered the essential factors of spiritual formation. With an eye towards the historical foundation of Christ-centered spirituality, he established the building blocks for the contemporary reader. […]

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Glenn Sunshine: The Reformation for Armchair Theologians

Glenn Sunshine: The Reformation for Armchair Theologians

  Glenn S. Sunshine, The Reformation for Armchair Theologians (Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 2005), 264 pages. This book is one of a series of books for the “armchair theologian,” which includes volumes on Augustine, Aquinas, Carl Barth, John Calvin, Martin Luther, and John Wesley. The Armchair Theologian series is designed to present the theologians, or […]

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Gospel Riches: Africa’s rapid embrace of prosperity Pentecostalism provokes concern - and hope

Gospel Riches: Africa’s rapid embrace of prosperity Pentecostalism provokes concern – and hope

  Isaac Phiri and Joe Maxwell, “Gospel Riches: Africa’s rapid embrace of prosperity Pentecostalism provokes concern—and hope” Christianity Today (July 2007), pages 22-29. Does faith bring wealth? The 2006 Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life study asked if God would “grant material prosperity to all believers who have enough faith” (24). Nearly nine out […]

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The Nature of the Atonement: Four Views

The Nature of the Atonement: Four Views

  James Beilby and Paul R. Eddy, eds. The Nature of the Atonement: Four Views (Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2006), 208 pages. The appropriately titled The Nature of the Atonement attempts to shed light on the complicated character of this biblical principle by presenting and critiquing four dominant theological constructions that have attempted to encapsulate […]

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Power Ministry In The Epistles

Power Ministry In The Epistles

Walter R. Bodine, “Power Ministry In The Epistles: A Reply to the Evangelical Cessationist Position.”* In his review of four books favorable to the so-called “signs and wonders” movement Tim Stafford voices an objection that is frequently raised. It is the assertion that “… the New Testament epistles show such slight interest in miracles … […]

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Fall 2007: Suggested Reading

Fall 2007: Suggested Reading

  Suggestions for Further Reading   ♦ Rick Wade, “Confident Belief: What Does it Mean to Know Truth?” PneumaReview.com/confident-belief-what-does-it-mean-to-know-truth/   Please add your comments, questions, and suggestions below.  

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Prophetic Ministry: an interview with John Paul Jackson

Prophetic Ministry: an interview with John Paul Jackson

    Do you think that the Christian church as a whole is becoming more receptive to prophetic ministry? Yes, I do believe that is happening. I say that for several reasons, four of which I’d like to address here. The first is obvious to me personally—I am speaking in many more denominational settings. Ten […]

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N.T. Wright: Judas and the Gospel of Jesus

N.T. Wright: Judas and the Gospel of Jesus

  Nicholas Thomas Wright, Judas and the Gospel of Jesus: Have We Missed the Truth About Christianity? (Baker, 2006), 156 pages. Wright is a lucid writer, with the gift of being able to express himself at both a popular and academic level. This book adopts the popular genre. Wright does not dismiss the Gospel of […]

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Alister McGrath: Christian Theology

Alister McGrath: Christian Theology

  Alister E. McGrath, Christian Theology: An Introduction,third edition (Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing, 2001), 616 pages. Alister E. McGrath, The Christian Theology Reader,second edition (Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing, 2001), 707 pages. Alister McGrath, the Anglican Evangelical scholar who is based in Oxford University, is a prodigious author with an encyclopedic mind. He is well placed, […]

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Fall 2007: Conversation with a subscriber

Fall 2007: Conversation with a subscriber

  Executive Editor, Raul Mock, asked some questions of a recent subscriber.   What you have been studying lately? Lately, I have been studying church planting and church growth strategies.  I’ve been studying Pentecostal & Charismatic history in the last two-thousand years, Revivals through history especially modern ones (Shearer Schoolhouse, Welsh, Topeka, Azusa Street, etc.).  […]

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Graham Cooke: Prophecy & Responsibility

Graham Cooke: Prophecy & Responsibility

  Graham Cooke, Prophecy & Responsibility: A Journey into Receiving Revelation and the Process of Godly Communication (Brilliant Book House, 2007), 230 pages. Prophecy & Responsibility is the second book in Graham Cooke’s six book Prophetic Equipping Series. The first volume is titled Approaching The Heart Of Prophecy: A Journey Into Encouragement, Blessing And Prophetic […]

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Gregory Boyd: The Myth of a Christian Nation

Gregory Boyd: The Myth of a Christian Nation

  Gregory A. Boyd, The Myth of a Christian Nation: How the Quest for Political Power is Destroying the Church (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005), 207 pages. When you were a child did your mother ever make you take bad tasting medicine? And when you complained about the bad taste did she ever tell you “That’s […]

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Dennis Cahill: The Shape of Preaching

Dennis Cahill: The Shape of Preaching

  Dennis M. Cahill, The Shape of Preaching: Theory and Practice in Sermon Design (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker, 2007), 175 pages. Cahill builds this book on the foundation of master-preacher predecessors. He gleans from Haddon Robinson, Fred Craddock, David Buttrick, and other notable contemporary preaching coaches to fortify this how-to book on sermon preparation. Cahill […]

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Loren Sandford: Understanding Prophetic People

Loren Sandford: Understanding Prophetic People

R. Loren Sandford, Understanding Prophetic People: Blessings and Problems with the Prophetic Gift (Grand Rapids, MI, Chosen Books, 2007), 240 pages. R. Loren Sandford is pastor of New Song Fellowship in Denver, Colorado; he is also the son of John Loren Sandford, co-founder of the Elijah House. Pastor Sandford is himself prophetic and grew up […]

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