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Combining personal stories and sound scholarship, Paul Alexander, a young scholar with a Pentecostal background, examines the phenomenal worldwide success of Pentecostalism. While most other works on the subject are either for academics or believers, this book speaks to a broader audience. Interweaving stories of his own and his family's experiences with an account of PentCombining personal stories and sound scholarship, Paul Alexander, a young scholar with a Pentecostal background, examines the phenomenal worldwide success of Pentecostalism. While most other works on the subject are either for academics or believers, this book speaks to a broader audience. Interweaving stories of his own and his family's experiences with an account of Pentecostalism's history and tenets, Alexander provides a unique and accessible perspective on the movement....

Title : Signs and Wonders: Why Pentecostalism Is the World's Fastest Growing Faith
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ISBN : 9780470183960
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 175 Pages
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Signs and Wonders: Why Pentecostalism Is the World's Fastest Growing Faith Reviews

  • Joy Bennett
    2018-09-27 17:13

    I won this book from Goodreads. I enjoyed reading it as it was littered with personal stories about the author and his family and friends and their experiences. The author appears to be a very middle road Pentecostal who is skeptical about many of the doctrines that more conservative Christian sects question. I enjoy learning more about other segments of Christianity. I grew up in a church that questioned everyone that did not believe and practice exactly as they did. It has been liberating to read about other believers who have a multitude of different worship experiences but still believe in the same God and his Son.

  • Peter Sprunger
    2018-10-06 12:19

    This book is a great introduction to Pentecostalism. Paul Alexander is the right person to write such a book not because of his degrees and faculty position, but because of his own uncertainties and criticisms surrounding he denomination. Each chapter discusses one particular aspect of Pentecostalism and dives into the history, the pros, the cons, and why the particular aspect appeals to a wide range of people. While some of the cited references were weak, it would have been easy to write a book like this without considering any other viewpoints at all. After reading this book I feel I understand the basic thinking of a Pentecostal.

  • Hye Sung
    2018-10-17 10:05

    An optimistic but balanced book on why Pentecostalism is growing. The author, Paul Alexander, does not over-spiritualize the reasons or try to convince the reader of Pentecostalism but is fairly sociological but offers personal testimonies to illustrates his points. This ecumenical work reveals what Pentecostalism has to offer to the Body, as well as providing critiques that are much needed.

  • Michael
    2018-09-20 12:08

    Direct, accessible, and inspiring. The title is misleading--the book is more of a primer on culture and beliefs than an analysis of growth per se. The content is personal and thought-provoking; it deeply stirred my emotions and reminded me of the greatness of God. Highly recommended.