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The Holy Spirit  and the Chinese Church: Interview with Dennis Balcombe

The Holy Spirit and the Chinese Church: Interview with Dennis Balcombe

Veteran missionary, Dennis Balcombe, talks to PneumaReview.com about the Acts of the Holy Spirit in modern-day China. Pneuma Review: Please tell our readers how you were called to China. Dennis Balcombe: I was brought up in a traditional Methodist church that only preached the “Social Gospel.” At 16 years old, a friend invited me to […]

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 […]

Gary Tyra's The Holy Spirit in Mission, reviewed by Malcolm Brubaker

Gary Tyra’s The Holy Spirit in Mission, reviewed by Malcolm Brubaker

Gary Tyra, The Holy Spirit in Mission: Prophetic Speech and Action in Christian Witness (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2011), 206 pages, ISBN 9780830839490. Tyra, an experienced Assemblies of God pastor and Christian college teacher, has written a biblically based, academically conversant, and culturally informed appeal for Western evangelicals to seek for and exercise a […]

Amos Yong, The Spirit of Creation

Amos Yong, The Spirit of Creation

Amos Yong, The Spirit of Creation: Modern Science and Divine Action in the Pentecostal-Charismatic Imagination, Pentecostal Manifestos 4 (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011), 256 pages, ISBN 9780802866127. As one of the most prolific Pentecostal theologians, Amos Yong is no stranger to the science and religion dialogue, although this volume is his first independent monograph dedicated to […]

The Holy Spirit Never Left the Church

The Holy Spirit Never Left the Church

  In 1987, on the 250th Anniversary of its’ founding, I visited New Herrnhut Moravian Church on the island of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. Visiting this mountain-side shrine and the jungle overhanging its cemetery impacted my life in a way I will carry to my grave. There are churches in the Western Hemisphere […]

George M. Flattery, A Biblical Theology of the Holy Spirit, reviewed by Amos Yong

George M. Flattery, A Biblical Theology of the Holy Spirit, reviewed by Amos Yong

George M. Flattery, A Biblical Theology of the Holy Spirit, vol. 1, The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament, James E. Richardson, ed. (Springfield, MO: Global University, 2009), xxxii + 226 pages. George M. Flattery, A Biblical Theology of the Holy Spirit, vol. 2, Luke and Acts, James E. Richardson, ed. (Springfield, MO: Global University, […]

Forming a Community of the Spirit: Hospitality, Fellowship, and Nurture, Part 1

Forming a Community of the Spirit: Hospitality, Fellowship, and Nurture, Part 1

This chapter is an excerpt from Steven M. Fettke, God’s Empowered People: A Pentecostal Theology of the Laity (Wipf & Stock 2011). Read Part 2 in the Spring 2012 issue of Pneuma Review. Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows […]

Vinson Synan: An Eyewitness Remembers the Century of the Holy Spirit

Vinson Synan: An Eyewitness Remembers the Century of the Holy Spirit

Vinson Synan, An Eyewitness Remembers the Century of the Holy Spirit (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2010), 224 pages, ISBN 9780800794859. Vinson Synan, historian, professor, and dean emeritus of the School of Divinity at Regent University, skillfully blends his memoirs with Pentecostal Church history, reflecting on his previous books while integrating his first-hand experience of the events. […]

Mark Cartledge: Testimony in the Spirit

Mark Cartledge: Testimony in the Spirit

Mark J. Cartledge, Testimony in the Spirit: Rescripting Ordinary Pentecostal Theology. Explorations in Practical, Pastoral and Empirical Theology (Surrey, England: Ashgate, 2010), 219 pages, ISBN: 9780754663522. At least three aspects reward the reader of Testimony in the Spirit: the book is testimonial, methodological, and interdisciplinary. Cartledge explores the everyday beliefs and practices of a classical […]

Biblical Imagery: The Metaphorical Symbols of the Holy Spirit

Biblical Imagery: The Metaphorical Symbols of the Holy Spirit

Christian theology should always be concerned to speak about God on the basis of God’s self-communication in Christ Jesus and the Holy Spirit. God comes to us in Christ Jesus through the power and personal presence of the Holy Spirit. God exists in differentiated personhood. Thus relationality is an essential attribute of God’s very being—a […]

Lee Grady: The Holy Spirit is Not For Sale

Lee Grady: The Holy Spirit is Not For Sale

J. Lee Grady, The Holy Spirit is Not For Sale: Rekindling the Power of God in an Age of Compromise (Grand Rapids: Chosen Books, 2010), 235 pages, ISBN 9780800794873. The name J. Lee Grady should be familiar to those who have been part of the Pentecostal or charismatic Movements for any length of time. For […]

Ivan Satyavrata: The Holy Spirit

Ivan Satyavrata: The Holy Spirit

  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 Perspective Series (Downers Grove, Illinois: IVP Academic, 2009), […]

Dave Johnson: Led By The Spirit

Dave Johnson: Led By The Spirit

Dave 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 Gospel Shall Be Preached.” In it he called for […]

LeRon Shults and Andrea Hollingsworth: The Holy Spirit

LeRon Shults and Andrea Hollingsworth: The Holy Spirit

  F. LeRon Shults and Andrea Hollingsworth, The Holy Spirit (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008), 150 pages, ISBN 9780802824646. This book makes a significant contribution to the “Eerdmans Guides to Theology” series and helps us understand the place of the Holy Spirit in the faith and practice of the church over the centuries and today. This […]

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