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Timothy Ward: Words of Life

Timothy Ward: Words of Life

  Timothy Ward, Words of Life: Scripture As the Living and Active Word of God (IVP Academic, Downers Grove, 2009), 184 pages, ISBN 9781433501302. This book is full of contemporary appreciation of the dynamic power of Scripture and invites a reappraisal by the reader of what we really think about the Bible. There are sections […]

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Walter Brueggemann: Journey to the Common Good

Walter Brueggemann: Journey to the Common Good

  Walter Brueggemann, Journey to the Common Good (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2010), 125 pages, ISBN 9780664235161. This excellent little book presents three addresses given by the author. This, together with the narrative theology represented, makes this work eminently readable and engaging. Brueggemann, a pre-eminent Old Testament scholar, is deliberately provocative whilst thoroughly rooted […]

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Amanda Porterfield: Healing in the History of Christianity

Amanda Porterfield: Healing in the History of Christianity

  Amanda Porterfield, Healing in the History of Christianity (Oxford University Press, 2005), 218 pages, ISBN 0195157184. Healing has played an important role throughout the history of Christianity, according to Amanda Porterfield. In her new book, Healing in the History of Christianity, she traces the belief in healing back to the ministry of Christ and […]

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Coming in the Summer 2011 (14:3) Issue

Coming in the Summer 2011 (14:3) Issue

  The Pneuma Review interviews Loren Sandford, asking him about growing up under his parents’ ministry, how God prepares people for prophetic ministry and what he sees in today’s prophetic movement.   Join the continuing conversation asking, “How should we lead the church?” The Summer 2011 issue will feature an article by Aldwin Ragoonath. Stressing […]

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Marvin Olasky: The Tragedy of American Compassion

Marvin Olasky: The Tragedy of American Compassion

  Marvin Olasky, The Tragedy of American Compassion (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2008), 299 pages, ISBN 9781433501104. Under review is the second unrevised edition of The Tragedy of American Compassion originally published in 1992. There is good reason for a second unrevised edition. The circumstances described by Olasky in this history of social work and […]

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Walter Kaiser: Preaching and Teaching from the Old Testament

Walter Kaiser: Preaching and Teaching from the Old Testament

  Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., Preaching and Teaching from the Old Testament: A Guide for the Church (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2003), 222 pages, ISBN 9780801026102. How do you preach a lament? A proverb? A law? Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., former president of Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, answers these questions and more in this book. […]

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Deliverance Ministry in an African Cultural Perspective, by Jim Harries

Deliverance Ministry in an African Cultural Perspective, by Jim Harries

Editor’s Preface: When The Pneuma Review asked seasoned missionary Jim Harries to explain what “vulnerable mission” is, he wrote an article showing us how one aspect of understanding the host culture can change everything for a foreign missionary. Introduction Can there be appropriate deliverance ministry in Africa? The viability of deliverance ministry in sub-Saharan Africa […]

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Cindy Jacobs: The Reformation Manifesto

Cindy Jacobs: The Reformation Manifesto

  Cindy Jacobs, The Reformation Manifesto: Your Part in God’s Plan to Change the Nations Today (Bloomington, Minnesota: Bethany House, 2008), 238 pages, ISBN 9780764205026. Texan Cindy Jacobs is an international leader in the modern prayer movement. With her husband, Mike, she founded Generals International which works to achieve social transformation through intercession and prophetic […]

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James Dunn: The Living Word

James Dunn: The Living Word

   James D.G. Dunn, The Living Word, second edition (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 2009), 224 pages, ISBN 9780800663551. James Dunn, professor of Divinity at the University of Durham and noteworthy New Testament scholar, advances the conversation between fundamental and liberal viewpoints on the authority, infallibility, and the inspiration of the Bible. As a second edition, Dunn […]

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Michael Bird: Introducing Paul

Michael Bird: Introducing Paul

  Michael F. Bird, Introducing Paul: The Man, His Mission and His Message (Dowers Grove: IVP Academic, 2008), 192 pages, ISBN 9780830828975. Periodically, Biblical scholars emerge on the Christian scene who can communicate profound truths to the busy pastor in a way that he can understand. One of a new generation of such is the […]

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Coming in the Spring 2011 (14:2) Issue

Coming in the Spring 2011 (14:2) Issue

Stephen Lim says there is an elephant in the church: the lack of real discipleship. Dr. Lim leads us into an examination of the problem and gives us strategies for ousting nondiscipleship.   Join the continuing conversation asking, “How should we lead the church?” Woodrow Walton makes “The Case for Anonymous Leadership.”   In “Theological […]

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Everyday Theology

Everyday Theology

Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Charles A. Anderson, Michael J. Sleasman, eds., Everyday Theology: How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2007), 285 pages, ISBN 9780801031670. Everyday Theology deals with the daily encounters that influence people’s thoughts, those multitudes of encounters that no theologian can afford to ignore. The book considers popular […]

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John Lathrop: Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers

John Lathrop: Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers

John P. Lathrop, Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers: Then and Now (Xulon, 2008), 152 pages, 9781606474594 John Lathrop has written an excellent survey of what is commonly called the “five-fold ministry gifts” of Ephesians 4:11, giving special attention to the ministries of the “apostle” and “prophet” since these are the most controversial in the […]

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Lee Grady: The Holy Spirit is Not For Sale

Lee Grady: The Holy Spirit is Not For Sale

J. Lee Grady, The Holy Spirit is Not For Sale: Rekindling the Power of God in an Age of Compromise (Grand Rapids: Chosen Books, 2010), 235 pages, ISBN 9780800794873. The name J. Lee Grady should be familiar to those who have been part of the Pentecostal or charismatic Movements for any length of time. For […]

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