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Son of God: Their Empire, His Kingdom, reviewed by Kevin Williams

Son of God: Their Empire, His Kingdom, reviewed by Kevin Williams

  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 begins with John’s gospel, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” and ends with […]

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. […]

Michael Brown's Authentic Fire, reviewed by Daniel Snape

Michael Brown’s Authentic Fire, reviewed by Daniel Snape

  Michael L. Brown, Authentic Fire: A Response to John MacArthur’s Strange Fire (Excel Publishers, Dec 12, 2013), 418 pages. Authentic Fire is Dr. Michael Brown’s response to John MacArthur’s book Strange Fire. MacArthur’s Strange Fire launches a scathing attack on the Christian Charismatic Movement and so it comes as no surprise that champions of […]

Michael Brown's Authentic Fire, reviewed by Loren Sandford

Michael Brown’s Authentic Fire, reviewed by Loren Sandford

  Michael L. Brown, Authentic Fire: A Response to John MacArthur’s Strange Fire (Excel Publishers, Dec 12, 2013), 418 pages. In my review of John MacArthur’s Strange Fire, I pointed out what I considered to be inexcusable intellectual dishonesty regarding the Charismatic Movement and its contributions to worldwide Christianity. Blanket statements were made with little […]

Craig S. Keener: Miracles, reviewed by Woodrow Walton

Craig S. Keener: Miracles, reviewed by Woodrow Walton

  Craig S. Keener, Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts, 2 Volumes (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2011), 1172 pages, ISBN 9780801039522. All of Keener’s books that this reviewer has seen and read are lengthy. This reviewer owns Keener’s two volume work on The Gospel of John as well as Miracles, the thick […]

Ralph Martin: Will Many Be Saved? reviewed by Amos Yong

Ralph Martin: Will Many Be Saved? reviewed by Amos Yong

Ralph Martin, Will Many Be Saved? What Vatican II Actually Teaches and Its Implications for the New Evangelization (Grand Rapids and Cambridge, UK: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2012), xvi + 316 pages, ISBN 9780802868879. Ralph Martin should be no stranger to those with some historical experience in or perspective on the charismatic renewal, especially […]

R. T. Kendall: Holy Fire, reviewed by Craig S. Keener

R. T. Kendall: Holy Fire, reviewed by Craig S. Keener

  R. T. Kendall, Holy Fire: A Balanced, Biblical Look at the Holy Spirit’s Work in Our Lives (Lake Mary: Charisma House, 2014), 256 pages, ISBN 9781621366041. In his nine-page foreword, Jack Hayford rightly titles this “a landmark book.” He also rightly highlights Kendall’s work as irenic (pp. xxi-xxii), offering a notable contrast to some […]

The Spirit of Augustine's Early Theology, reviewed by Tony Richie

The Spirit of Augustine’s Early Theology, reviewed by Tony Richie

Chad Tyler Gerber, The Spirit of Augustine’s Early Theology: Contextualizing Augustine’s Pneumatology (Farnham, Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 2012), 221 pages, ISBN 9781409424376. Chad Tyler Gerber is Assistant Professor of Theology at Walsh University, USA. This book is part of the Ashgate Studies in Philosophy and Theology in Late Antiquity. The series focuses on major theologians from […]

Dan B. Allender's Sabbath, reviewed by Lisa R. Ward

Dan B. Allender’s Sabbath, reviewed by Lisa R. Ward

  Dan B. Allender, Sabbath: The Ancient Practices (Nashville, Thomas Nelson, 2009), 208 pages, ISBN 9780849901072. Dan Allender, one of the founders and former president of the Mars Hill Graduate School in Seattle, Washington, is a prolific writer and speaker. Currently, he serves as professor of counseling along with his private practice. His recent monograph, Sabbath […]

Robert Calhoun's Scripture, Creed, Theology, reviewed by John Poirier

Robert Calhoun’s Scripture, Creed, Theology, reviewed by John Poirier

Robert L. Calhoun, Scripture, Creed, Theology: Lectures on the History of Christian Doctrine in the First Centuries (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2011), 508 pages, ISBN 9781556354946. Robert Calhoun was a well beloved lecturer at Yale Divinity School until his retirement in 1965. Before he retired, he planned to have his lectures in the area of historical […]

Evangelical and Frontier Mission: Perspectives on the Global Progress of the Gospel, reviewed by Malcolm R. Brubaker

Evangelical and Frontier Mission: Perspectives on the Global Progress of the Gospel, reviewed by Malcolm R. Brubaker

Beth Snodderly and A. Scott Moreau, eds., Evangelical and Frontier Mission: Perspectives on the Global Progress of the Gospel (Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock, 2011), 312 pages, ISBN 9781870345989. To the Pentecostal/charismatic readers of The Pneuma Review this work’s title may not seem all that relevant. However, here are some reasons why this collection of […]

William Atkinson's Baptism in the Spirit, reviewed by John Poirier

William Atkinson’s Baptism in the Spirit, reviewed by John Poirier

William P. Atkinson, Baptism in the Spirit: Luke-Acts and the Dunn Debate (Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2011), 164 pages, ISBN 9781608999712. The publication of James Dunn’s Baptism in the Holy Spirit in 1970 touched a nerve among the then fledgling group of Pentecostal scholars, and has continued to find strong resistance from Pentecostals. Not surprisingly, there […]

Estrelda Alexander: Black Fire, reviewed by Wolfgang Vondey

Estrelda Alexander: Black Fire, reviewed by Wolfgang Vondey

Estrelda Y. Alexander, Black Fire: One Hundred Years of African American Pentecostalism (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2011), 406 pages, ISBN 9780830825858. At a time where books on the first one hundred years of modern-day Pentecostalism are published with frequency, Alexander reminds us of the important heritage of African American Pentecostals. African and African American […]

Vern Sheridan Poythress, In the Beginning Was the Word

Vern Sheridan Poythress, In the Beginning Was the Word

Vern Sheridan Poythress, In the Beginning Was the Word: Language-Α God-Centered Approach (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2009) 415 pages, ISBN 9781433501791. In the Beginning Was the Word: Language—A God-Centered Approach, authored by Vern Sheridan Poythress, intends to articulate a Christian understanding of language and demonstrate how language reflects God’s character (9). In the Beginning is organized […]

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