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Scott Kelso: Theological Violence in the 21st Century

Scott Kelso: Theological Violence in the 21st Century

Scott T. Kelso, Theological Violence in the 21st Century: The Eclipse of Ethics and Morality in Today’s World (New York: Boss Media, 2021), 184 pages, ISBN 9781633375079. In the Old Testament, we are shown how God sent prophets again and again to warn Israel of its impending destruction if it did not repent of its […]

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Michael Brown: Resurrection

Michael Brown: Resurrection

Michael L. Brown, Resurrection: Investigating a Rabbi from Brooklyn, a Preacher from Galilee and an Event that Changed the World (Lake Mary, FL: Charisma House, 2020), 195 pages, ISBN 9781629996929. As I read through Michael Brown’s book Resurrection, comparing the events surrounding the life and death of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson to the life and […]

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Paul Hattaway: Henan: Inside the Greatest Christian Revival in History

Paul Hattaway: Henan: Inside the Greatest Christian Revival in History

Paul Hattaway, Henan: Inside the Greatest Christian Revival in History (United Kingdom: Piquant Editions/Asia Harvest 2021), 364 pages, ISBN 9781909281783. Henan is book number five in Paul Hattaway’s series “The China Chronicles.” This series focuses on true accounts of Christianity in China; it is thus a work of history. The author points out that this book […]

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Hopeless Until Jesus Arrived

Hopeless Until Jesus Arrived

The deadbolt clicked loudly on the metal door. All curtains closed. Padlocks were next. Lights were turned low. In a fundamentalist Muslim city known for its high number of honor killings, you can never take too many precautions. Women in drab colored hijabs quickly entered from a side door. War wasn’t on the way. Neither […]

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Introducing Spirit-Empowered Christianity

Introducing Spirit-Empowered Christianity

Todd M. Johnson and Gina A. Zurlo, Introducing Spirit-Empowered Christianity: The Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements in the 21st Century (Tulsa, OK: ORU Press, 2020), 222 pages, ISBN 9781950971046.   The review is based on a special edition of the book that was released to Oral Roberts University students. A printed version is being prepared for […]

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Tom and JoAnn Doyle, Women Who Risk

Tom and JoAnn Doyle, Women Who Risk

Tom and JoAnn Doyle with Greg Webster, Women Who Risk: Secret Agents For Jesus In The Muslim World (Nashville, TN: W Publishing Group, 2021), 240 pages, ISBN 9780785233466. Tom Doyle was a pastor. About twenty years ago he and his wife, JoAnn, felt a call to be missionaries to the Middle East. They are the founders […]

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Reach the Unreached and Stand with the Persecuted: an Interview with Tom and JoAnn Doyle

Reach the Unreached and Stand with the Persecuted: an Interview with Tom and JoAnn Doyle

PneumaReview.com: Please tell our readers how the two of you were called to be missionaries to the Middle East. Tom and JoAnn Doyle: After twenty years of pastoring, God gave us a definite call to go to the Middle East and serve Him in multiple countries. I had become a tour guide for the State […]

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A Pentecostal Response to Buddhism

A Pentecostal Response to Buddhism

The Buddhist world of approximately 1.3 billion people presents a formidable barrier to the gospel, a barrier that Christians have had limited success in penetrating. The August 2021 edition (Volume 24, Number 2) of the Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies looks at a number of critical issues and I want to encourage you to take a […]

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Michael Brown: When the World Stops

Michael Brown: When the World Stops

Michael L. Brown, When the World Stops: Words of Hope, Faith, and Wisdom in the Midst of Crisis (Lake Mary, FL: Charisma House, 2020), 195 pages, ISBN 9781629998992. On March 11, 2020, The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Overnight the world stopped and changed, perhaps forever. Wearing a mask became a part […]

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From the 2021 Camps Farthest Out

From the 2021 Camps Farthest Out

On the Mountain with the Lord and His People. From June 27 to July 3, 2021, I had the joy of attending a CFO retreat at Shrine Mont, in the foothills of the Great North Mountain in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, a beautiful location. The CFOs (Camps Farthest Out) were established by Professor Glenn […]

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Robert Menzies: Christ-Centered

Robert Menzies: Christ-Centered

Robert P. Menzies, Christ-Centered: The Evangelical Nature of Pentecostal Theology (Eugene, Oregon: Cascade Books, 2020), 166 pages, ISBN 9781725267824. A few years ago, I was having lunch with a good friend, the editor-in-chief of a flagship evangelical magazine. I knew him well enough to raise a question: “Tell me something: Why do your articles regularly […]

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Defending Apologetics: a review

Defending Apologetics: a review

Why does God use fallen, broken people to speak for him? A review essay by Timothy T. N. Lim about Os Guinness’ 2015 book, Fool’s Talk, and how followers of Jesus can and should talk about God in the public square. Introduction How can the vocation and the craft of Christian apologists be reclaimed after decades […]

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