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5.0 out of 5 stars
At last! The true unabridged version!!!, 1 Jun 2005
This book is spiritual dynamite...no wonder Satan has tried to suppress this book's truth over the last eighty years or so by getting other publishers to water down its meaning completely with their 'abridged' versions.
This book I would view as essential reading for every Christian in these times, when deception and false teaching abound within the Body of Christ. Where, oh, where has the Spirit of discernment gone?
These authors are NOT anti-gifts of the Spirit people (anything but)- however they do urge the need for spititual discernment. It is good to get a book urging caution on gifts that is NOT written by people from the camp who state 'gifts ended with the end of the apostolic age/canonization of the Bible...therefore all spiritual manifestations are wrong' type brigade.
I personally have heard many of the teachers connected with what was formerly known as the Toronto Airport Vineyard say 'This stuff (talking about the bizarre spiritual manifestations of the last decade) happenned in the Welsh Revival...' inferring that Evan Roberts (the 'leader' of the revival) agreed with it so it must be OK and from God. Reading this, however, shows this is plainly not the truth....
However, this book is not just about revival and spiritual manifestations. It is also about the general workings of evil spirits on the mind, the body, and the soul..and on the body of Christ.
You will possibly not agree with everything this book says. That is healthy. I don't either. Hey, it will sure make you think though...and if it makes you think and check yourself a little more before accepting prophecy/tongues/healings/manifestations as being of God, it will have done its job.