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John Piper: Amazing Grace in the Life of William Wilberforce

John Piper: Amazing Grace in the Life of William Wilberforce

John Piper, Amazing Grace in the Life of William Wilberforce (Wheaton, Ill.: Crossway Books, 2006), 76 pages. John Piper did not attempt to add another biography of William Wilberforce’s life. He has instead probed to find the source of what motivated Wilberforce to spend his life for the abolition of slavery in Britain. Piper documented […]

The Insanity of God, reveiwed by John Lathrop

The Insanity of God, reveiwed by John Lathrop

The Insanity of God (LifeWay Films 2016). The film, The Insanity of God, is based on the book with the same title; it tells the story of Nik and Ruth Ripken’s involvement in missions. Ripken, by the way, is not their real name, it is a pseudonym. The film is narrated by the Ripkens and […]

The Drop Box, reviewed by John Lathrop

The Drop Box, reviewed by John Lathrop

A film documentary about a Korean pastor saving abandoned babies. The Drop Box is a documentary about the ministry of Pastor Lee Jong-rak in Seoul, South Korea. A significant problem in that city is the abandoning of babies. Some of these children are abandoned because they were born out of wedlock; others are abandoned because […]

John Paul Jackson passes away

John Paul Jackson passes away

John Paul Jackson, a well-known prophetic figure and author of several books including Needless Casualties of War and Breaking Free From Rejection passed away on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. The Pneuma Review would like to extend our condolences to his family. Pneuma Review interviewed John Paul Jackson for the Fall 2007 issue: Prophetic Ministry: an […]

Jon Ruthven's Further reflections on Strangers to Fire, a response to John MacArthur

Jon Ruthven’s Further reflections on Strangers to Fire, a response to John MacArthur

  Strangers to Fire represents a phalanx of biblical responses by a variety of authors to the cessationism first developed by the serpent in the Garden: “Did God really say?” That was a challenge to the idea of revelation from God, a notion more fully developed by the cessationist scribes who opposed Jesus. Jesus said […]

Strangers To Fire: When Tradition Trumps Scripture, reviewed by John Lathrop

Strangers To Fire: When Tradition Trumps Scripture, reviewed by John Lathrop

Robert W. Graves, ed., Strangers To Fire: When Tradition Trumps Scripture (Woodstock, GA: The Foundation for Pentecostal Scholarship, 2014), 604 pages, ISBN 9780996044509 If you are a person who stays current with regard to books related to the work of the Holy Spirit, the first part of the title of this book may sound familiar to […]

John DeVries: Why Pray?

John DeVries: Why Pray?

  Editor Note: This corporate review is a first for PneumaReview.com. David Seal, professor at Cornerstone University (Grand Rapids, Michigan), approached us about having his entire New Testament Survey class write a review together. They selected a book on prayer to draw out the most practical application of biblical theology.   John DeVries, Why Pray? […]

John Levison: Filled with the Spirit

John Levison: Filled with the Spirit

John R. Levison, Filled with the Spirit (Eerdmans, 2009), 490 pages, ISBN 9780802863720. As Pentecostals and Charismatics, we are people who have been confronted by an intense experience of the Holy Spirit. This has led us to reappraise the importance we attach to the Holy Spirit within our Systematic Theologies, as well as reviewing our […]

John MacArthur’s Strange Fire, reviewed by Dennis Balcombe

John MacArthur’s Strange Fire, reviewed by Dennis Balcombe

  John MacArthur, Strange Fire: The Danger of Offending the Holy Spirit with Counterfeit Worship (Nashville, TN: Nelson Books, 2013), 333 pages, ISBN 9781400206414. Strange Fire by John MacArthur is a vicious and callous attack on the worldwide Pentecostal/Charismatic movement, and a great affront to the hundreds of millions of born-again Christians in every nation […]

John Christopher Thomas: The Apocalypse

John Christopher Thomas: The Apocalypse

  John Christopher Thomas, The Apocalypse: A Literary and Theological Commentary (Cleveland, TN: CPT Press, 2012), xvii + 716 pages, ISBN 9781935931270. John Christopher Thomas (PhD, University of Sheffield; Clarence J. Abbot Professor of Biblical Studies at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary, Cleveland, TN and Director of the Centre for Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies at Bangor […]

Son of God: Their Empire, His Kingdom, reviewed by John King

Son of God: Their Empire, His Kingdom, reviewed by John King

  Son of God: Their Empire, His Kingdom (20th Century Fox). Actors: Darwin Shaw, Sebastian Knapp, Paul Knops, and Darcie Lincoln. Directors: Christopher Spencer. Music by Hans Zimmer. Son of God is a dramatization, taken from the memoirs of John the Apostle, played by Sebastian Knapp, that starts with the Savior’s brief ministry on His […]

Michael Brown's Authentic Fire, reviewed by John King

Michael Brown’s Authentic Fire, reviewed by John King

  Michael L. Brown, Authentic Fire: A Response to John MacArthur’s Strange Fire (Excel Publishers, Dec 12, 2013), 418 pages. Dr. Michael Brown in his work Authentic Fire confronts the misinformation of Pastor John MacArthur’s outspoken zeal against all things charismatic in his book, Strange Fire. While Dr. Brown admits that on some points Dr. […]

John Lathrop: The Power and Practice of the Church

John Lathrop: The Power and Practice of the Church

  John P. Lathrop, The Power and Practice of the Church: God, Discipleship, and Ministry (Waltham, MA: J. Timothy King, 2010), 120 pages, ISBN: 9780981692555. In John P. Lathrop’s second book,[1] The Power and Practice of the Church, readers will find a stimulating compilation of various seminary papers, previously published magazine articles, and sermons which […]

John Wesley and Pentecostalism: an interview with Frank Macchia

John Wesley and Pentecostalism: an interview with Frank Macchia

Part 1 of a conversation between Lawrence Wood and Frank Macchia on the link between Wesleyan and Pentecostal traditions. Originally posted by the Asbury Theological Seminary. Frank D. Macchia, ThD (University of Basel, Switzerland) is professor of theology at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California. He has served as president of the Society of Pentecostal […]

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