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While on a quest to find some books

Ever been looking for a hard-to-find book? Whether you find it or not, you’re sure to learn something.

 

In a recent conversation, I wrote to Darrin Rodgers with a question about some hard-to-find titles by early charismatic authors. Just like the abundant research resources of the Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center where he is the director, Darrin often surprises me with ready information about something I assumed to be too obscure for anyone to find.

Here is the note I sent to him:

Greetings, Darrin.

We have someone writing to PneumaReview.com asking about publications by the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship. He is looking for a series of books or pamphlets published in the 60s and 70s with titles like, Catholics and the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, Baptists and the Baptism in the Holy Spirit and other denominations.

Here is one title I found: https://kindle.amazon.com/work/catholics-baptism-spirit-jerry-jensen/B004235XLW/B004235XLW

Would you happen to know any more about these? Do you happen to have any of these in the archives?
Thanks,
Raul

By the way, if you are interested in more about the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship, I recommend the article by historian William De Arteaga, “Demos Shakarian and His Ecumenical Businessmen.”

Darrin wrote back:

Hi Raul!

I hope you are doing well.

Yes, we hold that series of booklets, published by FGBMFI in the 1960s and 1970s.

They were relatively common and consist of testimonies of people from various religious traditions and professions (attorneys, physicians, etc.) who were baptized in the Holy Spirit.

Does he want to read the booklets? The cheapest way to obtain them is through Interlibrary Loan through a local library. He can probably get them on loan for free. If we make copies from our collection, then we charge by the page. Gary Flokstra has a large Pentecostal used book store here in Springfield if he wants to purchase the original booklets.

Darrin J. Rodgers, M.A., J.D.

Director, Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center

Editor, Assemblies of God Heritage

I asked Darrin more about Gary Flokstra’s bookstore and he pointed me to his ministry, For the World Resource Distributors (also known as 4WRD). Darrin said, “He primarily supplies books to overseas Bible college libraries. However, he has a very large collection of used Pentecostal titles for sale.”

Are you a Bible school struggling to put good books on your library’s shelves? Are you a church that wants to help train pastors around the world? Maybe you should consider connecting with For the World Resource Distributors.

 

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Category: Ministry, Summer 2015

About the Author: Raul L. Mock is one of the founders and directors of the Pneuma Foundation and editor of The Pneuma Review. Raul has been part of an Evangelical publishing ministry since 1996, working with Information Services and Supply Chain Management for more than two decades. He and his wife, Erin, have a daughter and twin boys and live in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. LinkedIn

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