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9 Lies People Believe About Speaking in Tongues

9 Lies People Believe About Speaking in Tongues [Kindle Edition]

Steve Bremner , Brian Parkman
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Have you ever believed or been told that speaking in tongues is not for today? Or do you believe that it is for today, but not for everybody, or that its contemporary use is suspicious?

These are some of the most common misconceptions people have about this particular gift of the Holy Spirit. In this book, Steve Bremner Scripturally answers these and other objections to modern-day glossolalia.

Other objections covered in this book include:
"Tongues are not for today."
"Holy Spirit baptism already happened at salvation."
"Speaking in tongues is the least important of the spiritual gifts."
"You aren’t supposed to speak in tongues unless there’s an interpreter."
"You can't just speak in tongues at will."

This book will help you destroy the traditions of man and the lies of religion that nullify the power of God in your life. Begin a new love walk and experience depths in God you never knew were possible through praying in tongues.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 819 KB
  • Print Length: 278 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Fire Press Publications; 1st edition (2 Mar 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #279,403 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Steve Bremner is a Canadian missionary to Peru, where he's lived since early 2009. He's involved in making disciples within a missional community in Chorrillos, outside of the nation's capital of Lima.

His burden is to ground believers in the truth of God's love and power, and this shows in his writings and reflects upon what he teaches disciples in Peru.

Steve also co-hosts and produces the Fire On Your Head podcast along with other contributors to Fire Press, an online Christian magazine he founded in 2008 and serves as senior editor for. The podcast can be subscribed to in iTunes or you can visit the site directly at

Forthcoming Kindle books include:
-Lies People Believe About Speaking in Tongues: And other stuff people think Pentecostals do
-The Imperishable Seed of Christ

The proceeds from Steve's Kindle book sales finance him in a very direct way, helping him to serve the people of Peru without worrying about financial restraints. So if you like any of the books you've read, please be encouraged to buy more of them, and share the links to your favorite titles to your social networks for others to discover them.

For Steve's personal blog site visit

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An interesting and thoughtful sharing of one man's path to God on the one hand and a detailed and helpful discussion on the myths, mysteries and misconceptions around the "gift" of speaking in tongues. Those who have been told in the past that they could not have salvation unless they are able to speak in tongues is something very harmful in that it has caused much hurt and probably an actual distancing from God. This is not a highly technical or difficult to understand book for it is written in a simple and honest manner by the author. For anyone who is just beginning to take the path towards the beliefs of Christians who follow the way of Pentecostals or Charismatics this is a most useful aid to a better understanding. If on the other hand you are not a believer, the book still offers an interesting read. Steve Bremner has written quite a few books on different aspects of the Christian faith. Perhaps this one is the most powerful? As a Christian myself I found his approach most informative and helpful.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book for Those Who Want to Understand This Aspect of the Holy Spirit's Ministry--Whether or Not They Believe in It! 9 Mar 2014
By Joshua A. Greeson - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
While I haven’t yet met Steve in person, we’ve talked and interacted online quite a bit, and I gotta tell you—the guy who writes the books is the guy I talk to in real life. He writes like he lives, and he lives like he writes. He is smart, funny, approachable and down-to-earth. He makes truth about God, theology and life clear and simple; but without neglecting good scholarship for the theologically-minded.

Anyway, this book was fun for me to read. I was reminded of my own life several times while reading it—transitioning from a non-Pentecostal/Charismatic denomination (Baptist, in my case; Plymouth Brethren in his) to a Charismatic, non-denominational stream; interacting with friends from both types of backgrounds over the years; making some of the mistakes Steve’s friends made in his story; watching my life and others’ lives get impacted as a result of this gift, and getting to help lots of people receive this aspect of the Holy Spirit’s ministry by walking them through the same truths found here in Steve’s book.

In this book, he overcomes the most common difficulties that people have with speaking in tongues by explaining the relevant Scriptures simply and to the point, with dashes of humor and his own life story thrown in for good measure. So if you want to learn more about speaking in tongues—whether or not you believe it’s for you, this book is a good place to do that. If you already believe, but have had some type of difficulty receiving, this is also a great book to help you overcome the more common hindrances people run into. Get ready to receive this gift like we do every good thing God gives—by grace through faith.

Great job, Steve! Keep ‘em coming!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable and informative 5 Mar 2014
By Amazon Customer - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
I enjoyed the stories and illustrations that really brought the topic to application in a practical and personal way. I could see myself in the author's shoes and identify with his experiences. Steve does a good job of blending illustrative stories with the topic being covered which makes for a highly readable book with a lot of deep insights interwoven. I have enjoyed his past books and this one as well. It is a very practical book at addressing so many of the lies and misconceptions that are out there concerning the gifts of tongues. Steve presents a healthy balance of practical life applications and Biblical references for those insights. I would recommend this book to anyone who is curious about the gifts of tongues and anyone who wants to be stirred to exercise those gifts. I learned a lot from the book and enjoyed it thoroughly.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Speak the Truth in Verve on the Topic of Tongues 17 Mar 2014
By Jonathan Ammon - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
I often joke that 1 Corinthians 14:18 is my life verse. Though it is a joke, I'm such a truth oriented person that my humor often barely escapes being blunt honesty with comedic phrasing. I genuinely desire to speak in tongues as much as possible. My passion for this good and perfect gift from my Father above makes me incredibly grateful for Steve Bremner's down to earth apologetic for an accurate understanding of the presence and practice of the gift of tongues and the baptism of the Holy Spirit today.

Nine Lies People Believe about Speaking in Tongues presents an entertaining and readable explanation of the baptism in the Holy Spirit and the gift of tongues, dismantling misconception after misconception with precision, tenacity, and a heavy dose of personality. Rather than presenting a succinct, academic answer for each lie or misconception, Steve Bremner weaves his own story of receiving the baptism in the Holy Spirit and the gift of tongues as well as his encounters with each lie into his teaching. His journey from complete ignorance of the gifts of the spirit into cessationism and then into Pentecostal and Charismatic experience is bold and honest. The result is a highly personal, but effective argument for the baptism of the Holy Spirit and the gift of tongues.

Though unexpected and jarring at first, I was immediately thrust upon a couch listening to a friend's impassioned arguments complete with exaggerated inflections of "Put that in your Bible and read it!" While at first riling, the transparency of the author's own personality and communication style quickly became what set the book apart. The book left me feeling that I received information in a very personal and oddly intimate way. The extremely familiar style creates an affection for the writer and the content and attaches a person to every argument. I never found myself thinking, "I agree with that," or "I disagree with that," but "I agree with you" or "I disagree with you." This may not affect all readers, but was tremendously impacting for me. I was moved to tears by Bremner's story of receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and provoked when he brought up points that I had not thought of before. His personality was as much a part of the book as the arguments.

The weight of the verve in the prose keeps the book from being stuffy, and it also keeps the book from being for or from an "expert." This may be detrimental to readers who choose not to see the lucidity of the arguments over the flair. The content engages the reader immediately and is out to persuade with insights into Greek, exegesis, wit, imagination, comedy, and plain old rants. The variety of styles of argumentation, the witty storytelling, and the contemporary humor and attitude compelled me to finish the book in two sittings.

The book gets better as it progresses both in its arguments and its passion. Bremner moves from an explanation of the baptism in the Holy Spirit and a brief explanation of how this baptism relates to tongues, to common objections to the current presence and practice of tongues, teasing out the relationship between tongues and the baptism in the Holy Spirit, and exhorting the reader on the value of exercising the gift of tongues. I especially appreciated the later sections and appendices on receiving and helping others receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Though I received certain points within the book with nuance, I concur with the author's conclusions and was poignantly reminded that we don't know how to pray as we should, but that the Spirit helps us in our weaknesses with a good and perfect gift from heaven. I am tremendously grateful.

My thanks to the author for providing a complimentary review copy. I have given an honest review.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Accessible, Personal, Thorough 5 Mar 2014
By A. Roach - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is not simply a dissertation about tongues and why it is an important gift available to every believer, which he soundly asserts. It is a personal journey shared with no fluff. I was immediately engaged with the telling of his personal journey.

9 Lies People Believe about Speaking in Tongues is accessible to anyone from any background, especially those who are from a non-charismatic background and want to learn more about the gift of tongues. Steve is such a person who came from that background. It was very interesting to say the least to read about his journey.

Now this book is not just simply someone telling about their journey into the things of the Holy Spirit it is much much more than that. He goes into scripture explaining very soundly why the gift of tongues is given to the body of Christ and how and why it is available to every believer. He goes into depth on the importance of this gift and how it is a blessing to both the believer personally and the Church as a whole.

I highly recommend this book to every believer non-charismatic and charismatic alike. There are very helpful insights that I learned and was greatly encouraged in my fellowship with Christ through this book. There are also some great resource links in the back.

I was given this book to review and wasn't encouraged one way or the other to give a positive review.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and Informative 13 Mar 2014
By mrclearskies - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
Having grown up in church, and in a variety of denominations, I had exposure to "spirit filled" experiences, including speaking in tongues off and on from a young age. I am so thankful after reading this book that my personal beliefs about speaking in tongues had not been skewed or confused by wrong teaching along the way. As an adult, I've heard misconceptions but didn't understand what was behind I do. I appreciate the way Steve explains and clears things up in a biblically sound, contextual way. My life would not be the same without the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
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