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When the Spirit Comes with Power: Signs & Wonders Among God's People

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John White has extensively interviewed many people, including those from John Wimber's Vineyard Christian Fellowship. His years of work as a psychiatrist and as a missionary in the Third World qualify him in a special way to analyze the experiences described in this book. In addition he has thoroughly studied revivals of the past, highlighting the differences and the ...more
Paperback, 251 pages
Published July 8th 1988 by IVP Books (first published June 1988)
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Sue
Feb 28, 2009 Sue rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A thorough review, in an undramatic and unemotional way, of the many evidences of 'signs and wonders' in the worldwide church in the 1980s. Well written, with Scriptural reference where necessary, and a generally balanced viewpoint from a psychiatrist who was initially pretty skeptical.

A bit long-winded in places, and a bit too much emphasis on a supposed worldwide revival that that the author expected in the wake of the Vineyard movement, but still an interesting read for anyone wanting to kno
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Hye Sung
Aug 30, 2012 Hye Sung rated it really liked it
John White gives a powerful defense and explanation of charismatic phenomenon, such as demonic deliverance and the controversial "holy laughter", that is clear and understandable for all readers. He is faithful to church history, especially in regards to revival history, and makes points on the physical and emotional manifestations that only a psychologist like himself could make. Though some aspects were a bit outdated, I would recommend this to anybody who wants to understand signs and wonders ...more
Joshua Cannon
Apr 19, 2014 Joshua Cannon rated it really liked it
Well-balanced material. I enjoyed getting the author's perspective, especially since he comes from the world of psychology.
Brandon H.
Skeptics often claim that people who speak in tongues or fall under the power of God or exhibit odd behaviors in church must be crazy or demonstrating excessive amounts of emotion that would best be kept from public view. Others dismiss any expression that makes them uncomfortable as being "not of God" or "too chaotic to come from a God of order," or just "fleshly."

In this book, Dr. John White examines some of these things as well as some of the bizarre behavior seen in the Charismatic movement.
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John White was an Evangelical Christian author, an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Manitoba and a pastor of Church of the Way.
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