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Spring 2010

  • William Tabbernee: Prophets and Gravestones

    image description  William Tabbernee, Prophets and Gravestones: An Imaginative History of Montanists and Other Early Christians (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2009), 385 pages, ISBN 9781565639379. The Montanists were an important early Christian movement that began in Asia Minor during the late second century. They were essentially a charismatic upstart group, ... Read More
  • Dieter Ising: Johann Christoph Blumhardt

    DIsing-Blumhardt-9781606085394  Dieter Ising, Johann Christoph Blumhardt, Life and Work: A New Biography (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2009), 491 pages, ISBN 9781606085394. Ising’s scholarship makes the ministries, German-language correspondences, and theological contributions of Johann Christoph Blumhardt accessible to the non-academic English reader. In regard to twenty-first ... Read More
  • A Science and Religion Primer

    ScienceReligionPrimer-9780801031502  Heidi A. Campbell and Heather Looy, eds., A Science and Religion Primer (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2009), 230 pages, ISBN 9780801031502. Read the title carefully! This book is a “primer.” In the publishing world, that means “a short introduction to a subject.” In this case, the ... Read More
  • Paradigm for Pentecostal Preaching

    SteveEutsler_small What are the marks of biblical and Spirit-filled preaching? Frederic L. Godet summarizes the Pentecostal preacher’s purpose: “The preacher’s task in this work lies, not in wishing to act in the place and stead of the Spirit with the resources of his own eloquence and genius, ... Read More
  • Greg Heisler: Spirit-Led Preaching

    GHeisler-Spirit-LedPreaching  Greg Heisler, Spirit-Led Preaching: the Holy Spirit’s Role in Sermon Preparation and Delivery (Nashville: B & H Academic, 2007), 156 pages, ISBN 9780805443882. Every Pentecostal minister should read this book. We Pentecostals agree strongly with Heisler when he says that the anointing of the Holy Spirit ... Read More
  • Phyllis Tickle: The Great Emergence

    ptickle-great-emergence  Phyllis Tickle, The Great Emergence: How Christianity Is Changing and Why (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2008), 173 pages, ISBN 9780801013133. Chances are you have heard of Phyllis Tickle. As the founder of the religion department of Publishers Weekly, the author of at least two dozen books, and ... Read More
  • Coming in the Summer 2010 (13:3) Issue

    summer garden  “How should we lead the local church?” The Pneuma Review has approached numerous church leaders and bible teachers to answer the question: “How should we lead the local church?” The Summer 2010 issue will launch the dialog with a series of articles representing diverse perspectives, beginning ... Read More
  • Matthew Elliott: Faithful Feelings

    MElliot-FaithfulFeelings  Matthew A. Elliott, Faithful Feelings: Rethinking Emotions in the New Testament (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2006), 301pages, ISBN 0825425455. This reviewer’s response to Matthew Elliott’s book Faithful Feelings is very positive as it focuses on a matter of personal concern: reading the New Testament as to its ... Read More
  • Jennifer Cisney: Healing From the Pain of Sexual Assault

    JenniferCisney_2  Jennifer Cisney, “Healing From the Pain of Sexual Assault” Enrichment (Spring 2009), pages 108-112. Jennifer Cisney, a counselor, executive board member of the American Association of Certified Christian Sexual Addition Specialists, member of the the American Association of Christian Counselors since 1994 and survivor of sexual ... Read More
  • Blaine Allen: When People Throw Stones

    BAllen-WhenPeopleThrowStones  Blaine Allen, When People Throw Stones: A Leader’s Guide to Fielding Personal Criticism (Kregel, 2005), 176 pages, ISBN 978-0825420146. Blaine Allen’s book, When People Throw Stones, is important and necessary. The ugly truth is that Christian service has downsides. All too often, the chief downside is ... Read More
  • Keith Warrington: Healing & Suffering

    KWarrington-HealingSuffering  Keith Warrington, Healing & Suffering: Biblical and Pastoral Reflections (Carlisle, UK/Waynesboro, GA: Paternoster, 2005), 219 pages, ISBN 9781842273418. Keith Warrington, Director of Postgraduate Studies and Senior Lecturer in New Testament at Regents Theological College, Nantwich, has written on healing before, notably in Jesus the Healer: Paradigm ... Read More
  • Shepherds and Sheepdogs

    wiki-AndyFitzsimon-Protector_of_the_sheep  Charles Carrin draws out a biblical analogy full of tested and practical wisdom.   Every shepherd needs a sheepdog. Knowing this, God sends them. Some shepherds cannot tell the difference between a sheepdog and a wolf and chase the dogs away. The loss to the shepherd and ... Read More
  • Spring 2010: Other Significant Articles

    christianity.today.200909Reviewed by the editors. Sarah Pulliam Bailey, “‘A Voice for Sanity’: J. Lee Grady doesn’t want your gold. The journalist wants a ‘Holy Ghost housecleaning’ of the charismatic movement” Christianity Today (Nov 2009), pages 42-45. ChristianityToday.com/ct/2009/November/33.42.html See also the online-only article: Sarah Pulliam Bailey, “Modern-Day Mordecai: When he’s ... Read More
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