Synopses & Reviews
A paradigm shift” is a radical change in your way of thinking and Peter Wagner has undergone a number of them during his decades of ministry. Now he invites you to open your mind to the Holy Spirits paradigm-shifting power. This Changes Everything
is your essential guidebook for how God is transforming the world through people just like you. Discover new movements of Gods Spirit that are turning the tide against the evil one, opening wide the doors of heaven to usher in Gods reign on the earth. Find out what these powerful new strategies mean for Christians involvement in business, politics, education and entertainment, and learn how you can be a part of what God is doing in your sphere of influence. Find clear, biblical answers to questions such as:
Is wealth a legitimate tool of the Church?
How do todays workplace apostles lead in spiritual battle?
Does God allow His people to make some decisions about the future?
How is dominion theology operational in our world today?
God is calling you to a new way of life, starting with a new way of thinking. When your mind is renewed, you will never be the same!
This Changes Everything
fearlessly tackles theologically profound and extremely important biblical subjects in a clear, lucid and practical way. C. Peter Wagner brilliantly distills the paradigm shifts that have transformed his life and a theology that has been the foundation for more than 50 years of fruitful ministry around the world. This is a must-read for those who want to hear what the Holy Spirit is saying to His church today!
- Dr. Ché Ahn, President and Founder, Harvest International Ministry, Senior Pastor, HRock Church, Pasadena, California
My approach to my personal relationship with God and to ministry is that of simple, childlike faith. However, Dr. Wagners scholarly and strategically written book This Changes Everything has both provoked and invited me to deeply examine mindsets that might have restricted my experience in God. When I started reading it, I could not put it down. I am convinced you wont either . . . and dont be surprised if you encounter some profound paradigm shifts.
- Patricia King, Founder of XPministries and XPmedia
Peter Wagner has done it againbut this time bigger, better and deeper! In this book, he provides us with a detailed yet intimate roadmap that reveals how he expanded from one theological paradigm to the next. He shows how he bridged what to many would be irreconcilable positions, and in so doing provided a way for the Church to get closer to displaying the fullness of Christ in the heavenly places without being tossed by every wind of doctrine. A true apostolic work!
- Ed Silvoso, Author and Founder of International Transformation Network.
This Changes Everything will cause you to take a step back and really think about what you believe. At times challenging to classic doctrinal thinking, it will cause you to dive into the Scriptures, wrestle with deep truths, and empower you to know why you believe what you believe. Whether you agree with everything written in these pages or not, it will compel you forward in your pursuit of truth, revelation and understanding into some of the most crucial paradigms of thought facing the church today. C. Peter Wagner magnificently communicates these paradigms in a down to earth and understandable way.
- Matt Sorger, Prophetic and Practical-life Minister, Head of Matt Sorger Ministries, Author and TV host of Power for Life
C. Peter Wagner has been my friend for more than 30 years. Since I meet him during the 1980s, I have seen him change the emphasis of his ministry on occasionchanges he described as God giving him a new assignment.” Those who want to follow his growth in ministry over the years will understand these changes by the new paradigms” he explains in this book. Here you will find insight into Dr. Wagners heart.
- Elmer L. Towns, Co-founder, Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia
C. Peter Wagner, a leader in the international prayer and spiritual warfare movement, is your host for this series of videos designed to strengthen the prayer life of Christians. Each two-video set includes a reproducible syllabus.
Right now, someone you know is in desperate need of your prayers. It's the person out on the front line, leading God's army into the world to proclaim His good news. Pastors, teachers, and all types of leaders are under severe attack from the enemy. And they're depending on the prayers of those who care to help see them through. The enemy knows where our leaders are vulnerable, and he strikes at their weakest points. But the greater power is on our side. Through intercessory prayer you can reinforce your leaders with God's strength and protection.
Every believer has been given one or more spiritual gifts by God to serve His people. But how can Christians know which gifts they have? This trusted study is an introduction to the 28 biblical gifts, with a definition and history of each one as well as biblical and modern-day examples of people who share that gift. Teen or adult readers will find a simple inventory to help them identify their gifts and suggestions for using their gift in a community of faith. Questions for discussion and personal application will challenge participants to know and use their God-given gifts! For additional gift assessments, use with the Finding Your Spiritual
Right now, pastors, teachers and all types of Christian leaders are on the frontlines of spiritual battle, desperate for prayer support. They are in need of intercessors, whose prayer can shield against the strongest attacks and make the difference in spiritual warfare.
Peter Wagner not only teaches the biblical basis for intercessory prayer but shares who is and who isnt an intercessor, why leaders themselves often dont pray enough, how to recruit prayer partners and the three types of personal intercessors. The Prayer Shield is a complete guide to becoming personal intercessors for pastors and Christian leaders, imparting Gods strength and protection in support of those advancing the Kingdom of God here on earth.
Jesus revealed Himself to be the cornerstone of the Church. But He has built His Church, and continues to build it, through apostles and prophets, people who are empowered by the Holy Spirit. Now a leader of the New Apostolic Reformation gives us new insights into how the people called to crucial roles in the Church, apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers must work together in order to fulfill their divine purpose. For the first time since the Early Church, God is harnessing apostles and prophets to fulfill the promises of His divine plan. Prepare to play your part!
Finding Your Spiritual Gifts incorporates one of the first and most popular spiritual gifts inventories, the Houts Questionnaire. Developed in 1976 by Dr. Richard Houts, it was later adapted by Dr. C. Peter Wagner. The questionnaire itself has been designed to give a reliable, comprehensive reading on the spiritual gifts that God may have given you.
• Complete: Now covers 27 spiritual gifts
• Informative: Scriptural references and descriptions included for all gifts
• Thorough: 137 questions to help you accurately identify your gifts
• Easy to Use: New format helps you tally and understand results
This is an easy-to-use, self-guided questionnaire that helps you identify and understand your unique God-given spiritual gifts. Discover your own gifts as well as how they can be used. You'll also understand the difference between your natural and spiritual gifts. For easy use and self-scoring, a spiritual inventory is included in the back of the book.
If the summation of the gospel is to love God with all our hearts and our neighbor as ourselves, then the essence of how we fulfill that commandment is found in clothing ourselves in an attitude of humility. First we walk humbly with God; then we practice humility toward our fellow human beings. Becoming a humble person is God's will for every believer, but it is every individual's choice. If we do not choose to walk humbly but instead choose to exalt ourselves, God will humble us in a way that we would never have chosen. This character quality is so dear to God's heart that it is the key to walking closely with Him and finishing life well.
Be encouraged to follow God's leading...and be inspired to step out in faith. How does God change your life? It begins in your mind. If you are unable to change your thoughts and see the world from a different viewpoint, there can be no transformation by the renewing of your mind (Rom. 12:2). While thinking differently is difficult, the Bible makes it clear that it is a necessary part of spiritual growth. In This Changes Everything, C. Peter Wagner draws upon the thought transforming shifts that have taken place in his life and explains how God has used them to move him into new areas of ministry. Readers will learn how to distinguish moral imperatives from personal preferences on the paradigm spectrum, be encouraged to follow Gods leading in shifting their mindsets, and be inspired to step out in faith to the new places where God will lead them.
There has been an intense and growing debate in recent years regarding “dominionism” and what it means for Christians’ involvement in business, politics, education, entertainment and other realms of societal influence. Now Dr. Peter Wagner brings Spirit-inspired clarity to the conversation with Kingdom Reformation, the essential guide for believers who want to impact our world for God’s kingdom. This invaluable study examines powerful strategies God has revealed to His people in recent days and answers persistent questions with clear, biblical wisdom: Is wealth a legitimate tool of the Church? How do today’s workplace apostles lead in spiritual battle? Does God allow His people to make some decisions about the future? How is dominion theology operational in our world today? This groundbreaking study lays a biblical, theological and inspirational foundation for the mandate God has given His people.
Experience Pentecost. Look on as one hundred thirty converts per day shake a city. Meet Paul. Go with him as he plants the first Gentile church. Extend the kingdom’s power and see the enemy upset. Walk with Paul as he travels to Corinth, Antioch, Ephesus and beyond. For those desiring to be a part of God’s action in their churches, their communities and throughout the world, there is nothing that will help more than thoroughly understanding the book of Acts and applying what we can learn from it. Acts was designed to be God’s training manual for Christians. It worked in the early church and it works in the postmodern world. Join noted author, scholar and practitioner C. Peter Wagner as he journeys through the entire text of the book of Acts, uncovering all of the major themes and illuminating what we can learn for our present situations. For Christians desiring a deeper knowledge of the Bible and, specifically, understanding of the book of Acts, this exciting book will bring new intimacy with the Spirit and new joy in doing His will.
About the Author
C. PETER WAGNER, PhD, holds graduate degrees in theology, missiology, and religion from Fuller Theological Seminary, Princeton Theological Seminary, and the University of Southern California. He served as a field missionary in Bolivia for 16 years and he taught on the faculty of the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Seminary for 30 years. The author of 70 books, Wagner ministers extensively nationally and internationally from his home base in Colorado Springs.