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Sunday, December 14, 2014

God’s Super-Apostles by R. Douglas Geivett and Holly Pivec (book review)

God’s Super-Apostles:

Encountering the Worldwide Prophets and Apostles Movement

By R. Douglas Geivett and Holly Pivec

(I received this book for review purposes.)

God's Super-Apostles

Genre- Christianity / Pentecostal & Charismatic

Published by- Weaver Book Company

Copyrighted- 2014

Number of pages- 160

Age Group- Adults

Description of Book- paperback, ISBN 978-1-941337-08-0, $12.99

Do you know the name of Rick Joyner, Bill Johnson, Bill Hamon, or Cindy Jacobs?  Have you ever hear of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR).

God’s Super-Apostles explains what NAR is and how it is different from Pentecostal and charismatic teachings.  “Prayerwalking,” “healing rooms,” and “24/7 prayer rooms” are also discussed.  There are also chapter discussing what it says in the Bible about these different teachings.

In the back of the book there are different indexes, appendices, and a glossary.

Sample of the Book!

About the Authors-

R. Douglas Geivett currently works as a professor of philosophy in the Talbot School of Theology at Biola University.  He has written several other books.

Holly Pivec has written many different articles and has been the managing editor of Biola Magazine.

My thoughts- I thought God’s Super-Apostles was a very interesting book.  I have never studied or known much about NAR, but I know a lot more thanks to R. Douglas Geivett and Holly Pivec. 

One thing I know for sure is that before I join a church or even after I visit one I will be studying the Bible to make sure what was discussed is also in the Bible.  I do not plan on staying at a church that believes so strongly in the apostles and prophets and teaching people spiritual gifts.

I really liked the examples of what happened to different individuals that went to different NAR churches.  I also liked the appendices, because they gave good advice to parents, pastors, and participants.  There was also a section about questions to ask the church and one about different names NAR individuals might call people, like critical spirit.  The glossary was also very helpful.

This book was well done, because it discussed what NAR believed, then what the Bible teaches, then compared the two.  I would highly recommend it to others.  I think everyone needs to know about NAR.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received God’s Super-Apostles, by R. Douglas Geivett and Holly Pivec, for free through Cross Focused Reviews.  I was not required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.  All links were current when posted.

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