Description 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 Pentecostalism's history and tenets, Alexander provides a unique and accessible perspective on the movement. 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 r I won this book from Goodreads.follow link
Signs and Wonders: Why Pentecostalism Is the World's Fastest-Growing Faith
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. Mar 20, Peter Sprunger rated it liked it Shelves: 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.
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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 boo This book is a great introduction to Pentecostalism.
Signs and Wonders by Paul Alexander
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.
Sep 14, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.
Signs and Wonders
The content is personal and thought-provoking; it deeply stirred my emotions and reminded me of the greatness of God. Seth rated it it was ok Nov 13, Lucinda Powell rated it liked it Jul 31, Jim rated it really liked it May 12, Michael rated it really liked it Nov 27, Jennifer rated it really liked it Jul 17, Toledo rated it really liked it Nov 27, Johnny rated it liked it Nov 07, Aaron Clover rated it liked it Dec 25, Chadster rated it really liked it Jun 16, Alisha marked it as to-read Aug 01, Tim added it Mar 04, Mysterium marked it as to-read Mar 04, What Jesus taught about manifesting abundance.
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Extra resources for Signs and Wonders: These styles respond to the dominant forms of music in new and creative ways that reflect workingclass tastes and styles. This is also seen in the similarities of blues, jazz, and Pentecostalism.
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