“New” Books

Thanks to Nick I now have:

John R. W. Stott’s The Living Church: Convictions of a Lifelong Pastor, IVP 2007.  




Scott Floyd’s Crisis Counseling: A Guide for Pastors and Professionals. Kregel, 2008.  Dr. Floyd helps readers understand the nature of crises events, how individuals are impacted, and how to best provide help during and following times of trauma, loss, and grief.



I look forward to the reading!  Thanks Nick!  

Books on the history of Pentecostalism

The following is a list of books Debbie and I have that in one way or another discuss some aspect of the history of the Pentecostal movement: 

Gary B. McGee. People Of The Spirit: The Assemblies Of God. Gospel Publishing House, 2004.  A narrative history of the Assemblies of God.  

Stanley M. Burgess, et al. The New International Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements. Zondervan, 2002. 

Vinson Synan. The Holiness-Pentecostal Tradition: Charismatic Movements in the Twentieth Century. Eerdmans, 1997.  This is a key book in learning the history and theological roots of the movement.  Synan argues that Pentecostalism earns its place as a major strand of Christianity alongside Catholicism and Protestantism.  

_____________.  Century Of The Holy Spirit: 100 Years Of Pentecostal And Charismatic Renewal, 1901-2001.  Thomas Nelson, 2001.  

Grant Wacker. Heaven Below: Early Pentecostals and American CultureHarvard University Press, 2003.  Dr Wacker (of Duke) is a historian by training and a non-pentecostal defender of Pentecostalism.  He may not agree with it all but he will readily resist a person who misconstrues the movement in any way.  I know, I took a class from him.  

Cecil M. Robeck.  The Azusa Street Mission and Revival. Thomas Nelson, 2006.  Robeck is over at Fuller and here tells how the Azuza Street Revival all got started.  

Roberts Liardon.  God’s Generals: Why They Succeeded and Why Some Failed.  Whitaker House, 2003.  This tells the stories of the rise and fall of various folks in the movement.  It was given to us when we came pastor the church here at the Canyon.  

Edith L. Blumhofer.  Aimee Semple McPherson: Everybody’s Sister.  Eerdmans, 1993.  A very interesting study on the life and ministry of Aimee Semple McPherson.  It left issues surrounding her disappearance unresolved.  But did show how she really used the times to get her message across – she was the first radio preacher and ran a powerful street ministry with the Temple Commissary.  

Frank Bartleman.  Azusa Street.  Whitaker House, 2000.  A first hand account of the Azusa Street Revival.  

Ethel E. Goss.  The Winds of God: The story of the early Pentecostal movement (1901-1914) in the life of Howard A. Goss.  Word Aflame Press, 1977.  This tells first hand account of the the early Pentecostal Movement from the view of Goss.  

David Edwin, Jr. Harrell.  All Things Are Possible: The Healing and Charismatic Revivals in Modern AmericaIndiana University Press, 1979.  This is a really wild read about the antics and craziness of the healing preachers in the 50’s and 60’s – the likes of William Brenham, Oral Roberts, Jack Coe, A. A. Allen, Gordon Lindsay, T. L. Osborn, Kathryn Kuhlman, and others – the good, the bad and the ugly!  

Dempster, Klaus, and Petersen.  Globalization of Pentecostalism: A Religion Made to TravelRegnum/Paternoster Press, 1999.  Basically this is a compendium of Pentecostal scholarship on issues ranging from Pentecostal theology, hermeneutics, missiology, biblical studies, history and praxis – all dealing with critical issues confronting the Global Pentecostal movement.  

James R. Goff and Grant Wacker, (eds). Portraits of a Generation: Early Pentecostal LeadersUniversity of Arkansas Press, 2002. 

Welp, that about covers the bases.  Think I went to a Pentecostal Seminary yet?