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Title:Surprised by the power of the Spirit : a former Dallas Seminary professor discovers that God speaks and heals today
Authors:Jack Deere
Info:Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan Pub. House, c1993.
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This book provides a disturbing account of how a professor at Dallas Theological Seminary reversed his conviction that the gifts of the spirit particularly speaking in other tongues had ceased with the death of the apostles. Provides an insightful look the difference experience centered theology makes in our conclusions. ( )
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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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