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Category: Summer 2010

Coming in the Fall 2010 (13:4) Issue

Coming in the Fall 2010 (13:4) Issue

  The Kingdom and the Power. The Pneuma Review has received permission to reprint chapters from this important work that asks: “Are Healing and the Spiritual Gifts Used by Jesus and the Early Church Meant for the Church Today?” The Fall 2010 issue will continue this series with “Models of Prayer for Healing and Related […]

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An Interview with Paul: What might the Apostle say about the church today?

An Interview with Paul: What might the Apostle say about the church today?

  How should we lead the church? New Testament scholar Andrew D. Clarke imagines what it would be like to interview the Apostle Paul about church leadership today.     The opportunity to interview the Apostle Paul about his perceptions of church in the early twenty-first century was an opportunity not to be missed.   […]

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Jonathan Phillips: Holy Warriors; Philip Jenkins: The Lost History of Christianity

Jonathan Phillips: Holy Warriors; Philip Jenkins: The Lost History of Christianity

  Jonathan Phillips, Holy Warriors: A Modern History of the Crusades (London: The Bodley Head, Random House, 2009), 424 pages, ISBN 9780224079372. Philip Jenkins. The Lost History of Christianity: The Thousand Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa and Asia—and How It Died (New York: HarperOne, 2008), 315 pages, ISBN 9780061472800. […]

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Mark Roberts: Can We Trust the Gospels?

Mark Roberts: Can We Trust the Gospels?

  Mark D. Roberts, Can We Trust the Gospels? Investigating the Reliability of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2007), 202 pages., ISBN 9781581348668. There are more books in print on the subject of biblical criticism than anyone cares to read, so why look at another one? Roberts responded to my unasked […]

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Darrell Johnson, The Glory of Preaching

Darrell Johnson, The Glory of Preaching

  Darrell W. Johnson, The Glory of Preaching: Participating in God’s Transformation of the World (IVP Academic, 2009), 278 pages, ISBN 9780830838530. With the massive growth in multimedia ministries, it might seem that preaching could go the way of vinyl LPs and telegrams. However, in The Glory of Preaching, Darrell W. Johnson not only aims […]

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Calvin Smith, The Jews, Modern Israel and the New Supercessionism

The Jews, Modern Israel and the New Supercessionism, reviewed by Kevin Williams

Calvin L. Smith, ed., The Jews, Modern Israel and the New Supercessionism: Resources for Christians (King’s Divinity Press), 164 pages, ISBN 9780956200600. Finally—a single book that treats Replacement Theology, Israel, and the Jewish people with respect, reason, and biblical integrity. Over many years working with Christians I have encountered too many who will ardently profess […]

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Ivan Satyavrata: The Holy Spirit

Ivan Satyavrata: The Holy Spirit

  Editor’s Note: This is the full review of Ivan Satyavrata, The Holy Spirit: Lord and Giver of Life. For the Review in Brief, see the full Summer 2010 issue of Pneuma Review. Ivan Satyavrata, The Holy Spirit: Lord and Giver of Life, Christian Doctrine in Global Perspective Series (Downers Grove, Illinois: IVP Academic, 2009), […]

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Marriage at the Crossroads

Marriage at the Crossroads

  William D. & Aida Besancon Spencer and Steven R. & Celestia G. Tracy, Marriage at the Crossroads: Couples in Conversation about Discipleship, Gender Roles, Decision-Making and Intimacy (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2009), 232 pages, ISBN 9780830828906. Marriage at the Crossroads is more like a forum or panel discussion reduced to print. The subtitle […]

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James Wilhoit, Spiritual Formation as if the Church Mattered

James Wilhoit, Spiritual Formation as if the Church Mattered

  James C. Wilhoit, Spiritual Formation as if the Church Mattered: Growing in Christ through Community (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2008), 233 pages, ISBN 9780801027765. Dallas Willard, in The Spirit of the Disciplines, challenges the Church to return to the primary purpose of proclaiming the gospel and making disciples (18). James Wilhoit’s spiritual theology, as […]

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Kevin Greeson: The Camel

Kevin Greeson: The Camel

Kevin Greeson, The Camel: How Muslims Are Coming To Faith In Christ (Arkadelphia, AR: WIGTake Resources LLC, 2007), 210 pages, ISBN 9780974756295. The Camel is a book of both testimony and teaching. The author shows us that God is at work among Muslims, he also shows us some things that we can do that will […]

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Andrew Clarke: A Pauline Theology of Church Leadership

Andrew Clarke: A Pauline Theology of Church Leadership

  Andrew D. Clarke, A Pauline Theology of Church Leadership (New York: T & T Clark, 2008), 189 pages, ISBN 9780567045607. This work is important for those considering how best to ‘do church’ and who are also seeking after a Biblical model of leadership. The volume, a theological monograph in the Library of New Testament […]

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Christians and a Land Called Holy

Christians and a Land Called Holy

  Charles P. Lutz and Robert O. Smith, Christians and a Land Called Holy: How We Can Foster Justice, Peace, and Hope (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2006), 146 pages, ISBN 9780800637842. Christians and a Land Called Holy is an appeal for action on the part of the wider Christian community in response to the vexing political situation […]

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I Remember Oral Roberts

I Remember Oral Roberts

  The death of Oral Roberts early in 2010 was quickly followed by many articles and stories that were published in Christian and other periodicals. I knew Mr. Roberts only briefly, but during that short period, he taught me several things which are worth passing on. I heard of Roberts shortly after I was saved […]

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Dave Johnson: Led By The Spirit

Dave Johnson: Led By The Spirit

Dave Johnson, Led By The Spirit: The History of the American Assemblies of God Missionaries in the Philippines (Pasig City, Philippines: ICI Ministries, 2009), 676 pages, ISBN 9789715033145. Over twenty years ago Gary B. McGee wrote a comprehensive survey of Assemblies of God (AG) missions, “This Gospel Shall Be Preached.” In it he called for […]

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