Counterfeit Revival by Hank Hanegraaff

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Hanegraaff has done a great job exposing the “counterfeit revivalists” within the Christian church. He pulls no punches, names names (in case you miss the point), documents like crazy, and lets no one off the hook. Along the way you get a solid history lesson on all three “waves” of the Spirit this century (Pentecostal, charismatic, the Vineyard), and revivals of the past (demonstrating how they differ from so-called revival today). Much of the material deals with the outer fringes: the laughing revival, Benny Hinn, John Arnott, and Rodney Howard-Browne. But the more mainstream (Vineyard, John Wimber, Jack Deere) are steamrolled as well.

If you are looking for a biblical exposition dealing with the subjects of spiritual gifts, revivals and the like, this is not your book. If you are looking for something that clearly refutes the extremism of today’s evangelicalism, enjoy.

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