Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Gifts Of The Spirit

gifts of the spiritSpiritual gifts—yes or no? What does God have to say? In this practical volume Barry Chant opens the Bible to answer those important questions. He explains gifts like prophesying, speaking in tongues, healing, discerning of spirits and others in a way that is true to Scripture and applicable to practical ministry. Ideal for personal development, home groups, biblical and practical workshops, seminars and pastoral care, this is a thoughtful and carefully crafted account of how Pentecostal and Charismatic believers may understand and respond to the renewing work of the Holy Spirit.


The author says:

This study on the gifts of 1 Corinthians 12 originally appeared as a series of articles in New Day magazine and was put into book form as a result of suggestions from some pastors. Chapters were also published in Charisma (USA) and Renewal (UK). There are many books on signs and wonders around these days, but some of them tend to be anecdotal rather than exegetical in their thrust. I tried to make Gifts of the Spirit an exception. I think you will find it achieves its purpose of blending sound biblical exposition with practical application.

What the reviewers say:

“I love the balance Dr Chant brings between academia and praxis; there isrecognition of the supernatural while honouring the mundane. He sets the scene for each specific gift in the context of general Christian discipleship and strikes the perfect balance in approaching the subject with academic rigour combined with earthy, pastoral application. This book is a necessary resource for every leader who seeks to empower their people with a Spiritinspired, grounded understanding of the charismata.”

Craig Bailey
Director of Leadership
Uniting College for Leadership & Theology, Adelaide, SA

Barry Chant’s Gifts of the Spirit: A Reappraisal marks the return of a valuable resource for Christians everywhere. Drawing on many years of experience and reflection, Dr Chant offers clear biblical teaching and a timely reminder that spiritual gifts are not a passing fad but rather an enduring part of church life.

Cheryl Catford-McCallum
Head of School of Theology and Context, Tabor Victoria

“Across the world, God is pouring out his Spirit with signs and wonders. This book, written in Barry Chant’s easy-to-read, informative and challenging style, will take you to a new realm of the miraculous.”

Ian Miller,
Senior Pastor Community Church Hornsby, Sydney, NSW

“Like all of his writings, Dr Barry Chant’s new book Gifts of the Holy Spirit contains much experienced research and carefully exegeted biblical facts concerning this vital subject. As a result, I can recommend it as contributing to the wealth of experience that is available to those seeking greater fulfilment in the exercising of God’s gifts.”

Hal Oxley
Founding Chairman, Associated Christian Ministries, Australia

This is a timely, practical book. It will encourage people to explore and mine, to seek and to understand, and to step on water. It will be used for group discussion, and for workshops. Ample and excellent guidance and material is provided for these purposes.
It is a balanced book. It is balanced in its interpretation of the Biblical material. It is balanced in its academic foundations and its pastoral application. In fact it reflects, quite clearly the mind of its author, a person of experience and wisdom whose heart’s desire is to serve the whole of the Church. It is for these reasons that I can wholeheartedly commend this book.

Hamish T Jamieson,
Former Bishop of Bunbury, WA.



Barry Chant

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Barry Chant is a regular speaker at church services, seminars, conferences and conventions. Hundreds of thousands of his books have been sold around the world. He has degrees in arts, theology and ministry, a diploma in education and a PhD in history. He was the co-founder and former president of Tabor College, Australia.



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