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Global Pentecostalism in the 21st Century, reviewed by Dave Johnson

Global Pentecostalism in the 21st Century, reviewed by Dave Johnson

Robert W. Hefner, ed., Global Pentecostalism in the 21st Century (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2013), ISBN 9780253010810. This book lives up to its claim to study global Pentecostalism, not because it covers it country by country, but because it is grounded in the places in the world where Pentecostalism has had a major impact […]

Randy Clark: Stories of Divine Healing, reviewed by J. D. King

Randy Clark: Stories of Divine Healing, reviewed by J. D. King

Rescuing Our Pentecostal Heritage Randy Clark, Stories of Divine Healing: Supernatural Testimonies that Ignite Faith for Your Healing (NMG/Destiny Image, 2018), 288 pages. While attending the Society For Pentecostal Studies meeting in Cleveland, Tennessee in early 2018, I had a troubling conversation about the viability of divine healing. A young academic told me he accepted […]

Indivisible, reviewed by Jim Linzey

Indivisible, reviewed by Jim Linzey

Indivisible (Pure Flix). Actors: Justin Bruening, Sarah Drew, and Jason George. Director: David G. Evans. Producer: Darren Moorman. Screenplay: Cheryl McKay, David G. Evans, Peter White. Indivisible is about the struggles of a military chaplain, Darren Turner, who served in Iraq and had close encounters with death. With the gradual onset of PTSD through numerous […]

Animals as Religious Subjects, reviewed by Stephen Vantassel

Animals as Religious Subjects, reviewed by Stephen Vantassel

Celia Deane-Drummond, Rebecca Artinian-Kaiser, and David L. Clough, eds., Animals as Religious Subjects: Transdisciplinary Perspectives (Oxford: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2013, 2014), vii+310 pages, ISBN 9780567659767. This volume is an outgrowth of papers presented at the third biennial meeting of the European Forum for the Study of Religion and Environment at the University of […]

N. T. Wright: Paul and His Recent Interpreters and The Paul Debate, reviewed by Amos Yong

N. T. Wright: Paul and His Recent Interpreters and The Paul Debate, reviewed by Amos Yong

N. T. Wright, Paul and His Recent Interpreters: Some Contemporary Debates (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2015), xxiii + 379 pages. N. T. Wright, The Paul Debate: Critical Questions for Understanding the Apostle (Waco, Tex.: Baylor University Press, 2015), xi + 110 pages. I must confess that I am writing this double-review with both volumes of N. […]

Rediscovering Paul, reviewed by Bradford McCall

Rediscovering Paul, reviewed by Bradford McCall

David B. Capes, Rodney Reeves, and E. Randolph Richards, Rediscovering Paul: An Introduction to His World, Letters and Theology (Downers Grove, Ill.: IVP Academic, 2007), 350 pages, ISBN 9780830839414. The life and letters of Paul are often an enigma to modern Christians; why did he say that – and moreover, why did he say it […]

Jonathan Seiver: The Palace, reviewed by Jon Ruthven

Jonathan Seiver: The Palace, reviewed by Jon Ruthven

Jonathan Seiver, The Palace: A Prophetic Journey through the Cultures of This Age and the Kingdom of the Age to Come (Charleston, SC: SP, 2015), 146 pages, ISBN 9781517048259 . The Palace narrates “a series of first-hand prophetic visions” involving the redemption of a street orphan whose curiosity about a fabled palace and its King […]

Jeanne Harper: Visited by God, reviewed by David Suchet

Jeanne Harper: Visited by God, reviewed by David Suchet

Jeanne Harper, Visited by God: The Story of Michael Harper’s 48 Year-long Ministry (Aquila Books, 2013), 146 pages. Visited by God is the extraordinary spiritual journey of an extraordinary Spiritual man – Michael Harper. I think that I would not be missing the mark to say that Michael Harper was the leader of the Charismatic […]

Rediscovering Jesus, reviewed by Martin Mittelstadt

Rediscovering Jesus, reviewed by Martin Mittelstadt

David 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 answers from his disciples (Mark 8:27-28). Today, responses to […]

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

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

William 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 the Pentecostal/charismatic movement projected to reach 811 million in only […]

Handbook of Pentecostal Christianity, reviewed by Wolfgang Vondey

Handbook of Pentecostal Christianity, reviewed by Wolfgang Vondey

Adam 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 topics in a format of a Reader or Introduction […]

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

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

Owen 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 Augustine, Luther, Wilberforce, Bonhoeffer, Schaeffer, Henry and Colson. (Where […]

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

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

Logic 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 of the twentieth century, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981). I […]

A Faith Encompassing All Creation, reviewed by Stephen Vantassel

A Faith Encompassing All Creation, reviewed by Stephen Vantassel

Tripp York and Andy Alexis-Baker, eds., A Faith Encompassing All Creation: Addressing Commonly Asked Questions About Christian Care for the Environment, The Peaceable Kingdom Series (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2014). A Faith Encompassing All of Creation is the third book in The Peaceable Kingdom Series. The editors state that the purpose of the […]

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