Surprised by the Power of the Spirit: Discovering how God Speaks and Heals Today

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Zondervan, 1996 - Religion - 302 pages
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What caused a former Dallas Seminary professor to believe that the miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit are being given today? What convinced someone skeptical about miracles that God still speaks and heals? A dramatic change took place in Jack Deere's life when he took a fresh look at the Scriptures. He discovered that his arguments against miraculous gifts were based more on prejudice and lack of personal experience than on the Bible. As soon as Deere became a seeker instead of a skeptic, the Holy Spirit revealed himself in new and surprising ways. In Surprised by the Power of the Spirit, Deere provides a strong biblical defense for the Spirit's speaking and healing ministries today. He also describes several reliable cases of people who were miraculously healed or who heard God speak in an unmistakable way. Finally, he gives sound advice for using spiritual gifts in the church. Written in a popular style, with the care of a scholar but the passion of personal experience, this book explores: the real reason Christians do not believe in miraculous gifts, responding to charismatic abuses, whether miracles were meant to be temporary, and why God still heals.

  

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Review: Surprised by the Power of the Spirit, Softcover

User Review  - Ian Kitchen - Christianbook.com

This has been an awesome book for me. After having experience in both cessationist and charismatic settings, I've always wondered if miraculous gifts were still something that should be pursued today ... Read full review

Review: Surprised by the Power of the Spirit, Softcover

User Review  - Brad - Christianbook.com

This has been a very enlightening read for me. I was raised Pentecostal and the thought had never crossed my mind that someone would think that the gifts of the Holy Spirit aren't active today. Read full review

Contents

SHOCKED SURPRISED
11
The Phone Call That Changed My Life
13
Surprised by the Holy Spirit
25
Signs Wimbers
33
SHATTERED MISCONCEPTIONS
43
The Myth of Pure Biblical Objectivity
45
The Real Reason Christians Do Not Believe in the Miraculous Gifts
57
Responding to Spiritual Abuses
77
Were Miracles Meant to Be Temporary?
99
Why Does God Heal?
117
Why God Gives Miraculous Gifts
133
Why God Doesnt Heal
145
SEEKING THE GIFTS AND THE GIVER
161
Pursuing the Gifts With Diligence
163
A Passion for God
179
Developing Passion Power
195

Scared to Death by the Holy Ghost
87

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About the author (1996)

Jack Deere, formerly an associate professor of Old Testament at Dallas Theological Seminary, is a writer and lecturer who speaks throughout the world on the gifts of the Holy Spirit. He is the author of the best-selling book, Surprised by the Power of the Spirit.

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