In light of a recent conference (I share here and here), I’ve been blogging a bit more about various issues on continuationist-charismatic theology: the belief that all gifts of God are still available today, just as they were for the early church we read about in the New Testament.
So I thought I would list 20 books that might be worth reading. They are not in any particular order of what I consider best. Rather, they are in alphabetical order by the author’s last name.
Some of them are commentary-like. Some of them are theologically driven. Some of them are more devotional. Some of them provide testimonies. And some of them are a conglomeration of these categories.
I hope they provide some good food for thought. This is pretty similar to the books listed on our Resources page.
1. Mighty Manifestations: The Gifts and Power of the Holy Spirit by Reinhard Bonnke
2. Showing the Spirit: A Theological Exposition of 1 Corinthians 12-14 by D.A. Carson
3. Surprised by the Power of the Spirit by Jack Deere
4. Surprised by the Voice of God by Jack Deere
5. Fathering Leaders, Motivating Mission: Restoring the Role of Apostle in Today’s Church by David Devenish
6. God’s Empowering Presence: The Holy Spirit in the Letters of Paul by Gordon Fee
7. Paul, the Spirit, and the People of God by Gordon Fee
8. The First Epistle to the Corinthians by Gordon Fee
9. The Grace Outpouring: Blessing Others Through Prayer by Roy Godwin and Dave Roberts
10. The Gift of Prophecy In the New Testament and Today by Wayne Grudem
11. Miracles by Craig Keener
12. Charismatic Gifts in the Early Church by Ronald Kydd
13. The Case For Charismatics by Michael Peters
14. Megashift by James Rutz
15. The Beginner’s Guide to Spiritual Gifts by Sam Storms
16. The Charismatic Theology of St. Luke by Roger Stronstad
17. The Prophethood of All Believers by Roger Stronstad
18. The Century of the Holy Spirit: 100 Years of Pentecostal and Charismatic Renewal by Vinson Synan
19. The Holy Spirit and Spiritual Gifts: In the New Testament Church and Today by Max Turner
20. The Heavenly Man by Brother Yun (a biography about a Chinese leader in the underground church of China)
good list to have available to us. Thanks
I’m glad it can be of help.
Scott, I am currently reading a book I just bought a few days ago and am almost finished already. It’s called “His Will Is Always Healing,” by Joshua Greeson. It’s very thorough and, while I don’t know if I agree with every bit of it (would be unusual no matter who the author is), it seems sound to me. He covers a lot of ground, so I’d recommend checking it out if you get the opportunity.
Hi Bert –
I haven’t heard of this book, but I’ll try and check it out on Amazon. I’m in the midst of an international move, so my time is more limited. 🙂 Blessings