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Fall 2015

  • Logic on Fire: The Life and Legacy of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, reviewed by R. T. Kendall

    LogicOnFire-282x299Logic on Fire: The Life and Legacy of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (Media Gratiae, 2015). Matthew Robinson, director.  3 disc DVD set with 5 postcard prints and cloth-bound book (128 pages). Logic on Fire is a documentary film about the life and ministry of the greatest preacher ... Read More

  • That the life of Jesus may be manifested: An interview with Dan Izzett

    Dan&BabsIzzettWhat would you do if you learned you had leprosy? Pastor John Lathrop interviews pastor and missionary Dan Izzet about his ministry and advocacy for those afflicted with the ancient, debilitating disease.   John Lathrop: Please tell us where you come from and how you began your ... Read More

  • Frank Viola: From Eternity to Here

    FViola-FromEternityToHereA Review and Reflection by Dony Donev. Frank Viola, From Eternity to Here: Rediscovering the Ageless Purpose of God (David C. Cook, 2009), 320 pages, ISBN 9781434768704. In times of postmodernism, when metanarratives, and especially Biblical metanarratives, are being deconstructed and questioned by just about every secular ... Read More

  • Equipping to preach the Bible: an interview with Finny Philip

    SABC John Lathrop interviews Finny Philip about the new South Asia Bible Commentary.   John Lathrop: Please give us a brief history of the development of this commentary. Finny Philip: The South Asia Bible Commentary (SABC) is a project of Langham Partnership International and partners. Langham is the organization ... Read More

  • Mary Miller: What does Love have to do with Leadership?

    MMiller-WhatDoesLoveHaveDoLeadershipMary Miller, What does Love have to do with Leadership? (Oxford, UK: Regnum Press/Wipf & Stock, 2013), 100 pages, ISBN 9781908355102. The title of the book is both provocative and indeed what draws a potential reader to open the book. Miller’s purpose for writing is to ... Read More

  • N.T. Wright’s Newest Release: The Paul Debate

    NTWright-ThePaulDebateN. T. Wright, The Paul Debate: Critical Questions for Understanding the Apostle (Baylor University Press, 2015), 122 pages, ISBN 9781481304177. Theologians and pastors alike have come to expect that, as each calendar year turns, Dr. Tom (N.T. Wright) will publish some new work. Such has happened just this ... Read More

  • Gary Best: Charles Wesley

    GBest-CharlesWesleyGary Best, Charles Wesley: A Biography (Peterborough: Epworth, 2006), 390 pages, ISBN 9780716206156. This is a very fine book about Charles Wesley. Yes, I did say “Charles Wesley”. As author Gary Best points out, there have been many books written about John Wesley, but his brother ... Read More

  • The Many Faces of Global Pentecostalism

    ManyFacesGlobalPentecostalismHarold D. Hunter and Neil Ormerod, eds. The Many Faces of Global Pentecostalism (Cleveland, TN: CPT Press, 2013). There are two things every Pentecostal, and everyone interested in Pentecostalism, should learn from the outset: (1) Pentecostalism is global, and (2) the global Pentecostal movement has many ... Read More

  • Holiness in African Perspective

    light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel-1431376-mMissionary-scholar Jim Harries discusses the difference between the biblical categories of clean and unclean, holy and common. He argues that neither Africa or the West have a correct understanding of these concepts.   A story about man whose neighbours describe as a good Christian. The man was ... Read More

  • How to Deal with Refugees’ Plight in Europe?

    WEA  A special report from the World Evangelical Alliance Religious Liberty Commission. Academics are calling it Europe’s “migrant” crisis, and some sympathetic media are terming it as the continent’s “refugee” crisis, both focusing on the “problem” faced by Europe. Lost in these analyses is the suffering of ... Read More

  • Cathy Le Feuvre: The Armstrong Girl – A child for sale

    CLeFeuvre-TheArmstrongGirlCathy Le Feuvre, The Armstrong Girl—A child for sale: the battle against the Victorian sex trade (Oxford: Lion Hudson, 2015), 224 pages, ISBN: 9780745956992 (e-book: 9780745968216). This is a difficult book to read, at least in some respects. But it tells a story of great importance ... Read More

  • Roger Olson and Christian Winn: Reclaiming Pietism

    ReclaimingPietismRoger E. Olson and Christian T. Collins Winn, Reclaiming Pietism: Retrieving an Evangelical Tradition (Eerdmans, 2015), 204 pages, ISBN 9780802869098. If my mainline seminary education was typical, very little is taught about Pietism. When I found a dingy copy of Pia Desideria at a used book ... Read More

  • Carl Raschke: GloboChrist

    globo.inddCarl Raschke, GloboChrist: The Great Commission Takes a Postmodern Turn (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2008), 175 pages. Raschke adds another voice to the conversation on postmodernity and the church, which draws the reader deeper, demonstrating and attempting to comprehend the furthering complexity of the postmodern worldview. There ... Read More

  • Allan Anderson: To the Ends of the Earth

    AAnderson-ToEndsEarthAllan Heaton Anderson, To the Ends of the Earth: Pentecostalism and the Transformation of World Christianity (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), xvi + 311 pages. To the Ends of the Earth examines the historical and theological impact of global Pentecostalism on modern Christianity. Pentecostalism is ... Read More

  • International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church 2015

    IDOP More than 100 million Christians around the world face persecution daily because of their faith in Jesus Christ. These persecuted brothers and sisters are in urgent need of prayer and help. The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP) is a time set apart to ... Read More

  • Handbook of Pentecostal Christianity, reviewed by Wolfgang Vondey

    HandbookPentecostalChristianityAdam Stewart, ed., Handbook of Pentecostal Christianity (De Kalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 2012), 240 pages, ISBN 9780875806723. A handbook of Pentecostal Christianity is an important addition to the growth of recent literature introducing Pentecostal beliefs and practices. Twenty-four scholars provide concise essays on fifty ... Read More

  • My Ceiling, Their Floor

    JeffGrenell-cross-392x392Veteran Youth Pastor, Jeff Grenell, introduces five keys for mentoring young leaders. “The reason I have been able to see as far as I have been able to see in my life is because I am standing on the shoulders of great men before me.”  This ... Read More

  • What Women Want: Pentecostal Women Ministers Speak For Themselves

    WhatWomenWantKimberly Ervin Alexander and James P. Bowers, What Women Want: Pentecostal Women Ministers Speak For Themselves (Lanham, MD: Seymour Press, 2013), 166 pages. The Church of God (Cleveland, TN) is one of the major Pentecostal bodies in the United States. This book contains the results of ... Read More

  • Jim Croft: Charismatic Superstitions and Misconceptions

    JCroft-CharismaticSuperstitionsMisconceptionsJim Croft, Charismatic Superstitions & Misconceptions (Mobile, AL: Evergreen Press, 2001), 115 + xi pages, ISBN 9781581690583. A valuable insight into a book can often be gained through reading the introduction, where you may find the author’s original purpose and mindset for putting pen to paper ... Read More

  • Owen Strachan: The Colson Way, reviewed by Kelly Monroe Kullberg

    OStrachan-TheColsonWayOwen Strachan, The Colson Way: Loving Your Neighbor and Living with Faith in a Hostile World (Thomas Nelson, 2015). The Colson Way, by Owen Strachan, models, urges and inspires a new generation of courageous Christians to engage and to lead. Wanted: Torch-bearers in the lineage of ... Read More

  • I Stand with Christ: The Courageous Life of a Chinese Christian

    IStandWithChristZhang Rongliang and Eugene Bach, I Stand with Christ: The Courageous Life of a Chinese Christian (Whitaker House, 2015), 240 pages, ISBN 9781629113371. God has written a message to His Church in these last days through the lives of the underground church movement in China. I ... Read More

  • Brandon Crowe: Was Jesus Really Born of a Virgin?

    Layout_GenesisBrandon D. Crowe, Was Jesus Really Born of a Virgin? (Phillipsburg: P & R Publishing, 2013), 30 pages, ISBN 9781596386808. Was Jesus Really Born of a Virgin? is one of a series of little books produced by P & R Publishing that examines questions often asked ... Read More

  • Ian McFarland: From Nothing

    IMcFarland-FromNothingIan McFarland, From Nothing: A Theology of Creation (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2014), 212 pages. In the recent work, From Nothing: A Theology of Creation, Ian McFarland aims to defend and develop the classic doctrine of creation ex nihilo by arguing that the doctrine of creation from ... Read More

  • Joe Hepler: Four Ways To Connect With College Students In Church

    collegestudents-InbalMarilliJoe Hepler, “Four Ways to Connect with College Students in Church: How families and individuals can connect and support students away from home” Vital (November 12, 2015). There are innumerable presentations, articles, and books being written on the subject of the Millennials and the Church. These ... Read More

  • William De Arteaga: Agnes Sanford and Her Companions, reviewed by Jon Ruthven

    WDeArteaga-AgnesSanford&HerCompanionsWilliam L. De Arteaga, Agnes Sanford and Her Companions: The Assault on Cessationism and the Coming of the Charismatic Renewal (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2015), ISBN 9781625649997 William De Arteaga has created a ground-breaking, major contribution that is foundational to the evolving understanding of ... Read More

  • Rediscovering Jesus, reviewed by Martin Mittelstadt

    RediscoveringJesusDavid B. Capes, Rodney Reeves, and E. Randolph Richards, Rediscovering Jesus: An Introduction to Biblical, Religious and Cultural Perspectives on Christ (Downers Grove: IVP, 2015), 272 pages, ISBN 9780830824724. When Jesus poses the question, “who do you say that I am?” he receives an array of ... Read More

  • William Atkinson: The Spiritual Death of Jesus

    WAtkinson-SpiritualDeathJesusWilliam P. Atkinson, The ‘Spiritual Death’ of Jesus: A Pentecostal Investigation, Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies series (Brill, 2009), 304 pages, ISBN 9789004171992. William P. Atkinson tackles the controversial issue of the supposed spiritual death of Jesus from a firm Pentecostal perspective, being an ordained minister ... Read More

  • Fall 2015: Other Significant Articles

    OtherSigFall2015 Dave Harvey, “Lessons on Church Planting from the Prince of Preachers” Crossway (August 19, 2015). Jim Harries, “Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism are NOT ‘religions’” LinkedIn.com Pulse (September 22, 2015). In this new article, missionary-scholar Jim Harries challenges the idea of what “religion” is. A brief study in ... Read More

  • Pneuma Review Fall 2015

    Pneuma ReviewThe exclusively digital edition of The Pneuma Review, Fall 2015 (18:4). Some of what you will find in this issue: Logic on Fire: The Life and Legacy of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, reviewed by R. T. Kendall That the life of Jesus may be manifested: An interview with Dan ... Read More

  • Nigel Biggar: In Defence of War

    WDeArteaga-Vietnam-WithKids-580x395Nigel Biggar, In Defence of War (Oxford University Press, 2013), 384 pages, ISBN 9780199672615. Dr. Biggar is Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology at Oxford University. Although too young to remember WWII, his childhood memories were filled with stories from relatives and neighbors of the ... Read More

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