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Summer 2010

  • Kevin Greeson: The Camel

    KGreeson-CamelKevin 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 ... Read More
  • Mark Roberts: Can We Trust the Gospels?

    MRoberts-CanWeTrustGospels  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 ... Read More
  • James Wilhoit, Spiritual Formation as if the Church Mattered

    JWilhoit_SpiritualFormationChurch  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 ... Read More
  • Darrell Johnson, The Glory of Preaching

    DJohnson-TheGloryPreaching  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 ... Read More
  • Andrew Clarke: A Pauline Theology of Church Leadership

    AClarke-APaulineTheologyChurchLeadership-9780567060136  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 ... Read More
  • Marriage at the Crossroads

    MarriageAtTheCrossroads  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 ... Read More
  • Ivan Satyavrata: The Holy Spirit

    ISatyavrata-TheHolySpirit  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 ... Read More
  • Jonathan Phillips: Holy Warriors; Philip Jenkins: The Lost History of Christianity

    PJenkins-TheLostHistoryChristianity-9780061472800  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 ... Read More
  • I Remember Oral Roberts

    wiki-believedfairuse-Oral_Roberts_age30  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 ... Read More
  • Cautious Co-belligerence? The Late Nineteenth-Century American Divine Healing Movement and the Promise of Medical Science

    CoBelligerence-compilation  In the days of Pasteur and Lister, was the Divine Healing movement out of touch with what American society believed about medicine?   Introduction The late nineteenth century was a time of monumental change. It witnessed a cyclone of transformation and progress rivaling, at least, that of any ... Read More
  • Coming in the Fall 2010 (13:4) Issue

    fallen-leaves-667975-m  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 ... Read More
  • Summer 2010: Other Significant Articles

    summer-sunflower-1357260  Ken Walker, “A Legacy of Faith” Charisma (February 2010), pages 24-28, 54. This tribute to Oral Roberts includes numerous sidebars and quotes from numerous Pentecostal/charismatic leaders about his life and ministry.   Organic Church Mark Galli, “Long Live Organic Church!: But what do ... Read More
  • An Interview with Paul: What might the Apostle say about the church today?

    conversation2-111496-m  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 ... Read More
  • The Jews, Modern Israel and the New Supercessionism, reviewed by Kevin Williams

    Calvin Smith, The Jews, Modern Israel and the New SupercessionismCalvin 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 ... Read More
  • Dave Johnson: Led By The Spirit

    LedBySpiritDave 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 ... Read More
  • Christians and a Land Called Holy

    ChristiansAndALandCalledHoly-0800637844b  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 ... Read More
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