Synopses & Reviews
What does the New Testament teach about the spiritual gift of prophecy? What is it? How does it function? Can evangelical Christians use it in their churches today?
This updated, comprehensive work answers such questions and points the way to a renewed understanding of the gift of prophecy--an understanding that suggests how the body of Christ may enjoy one of the Holy Spirit's most edifying gifts without compromising the supremacy of Scripture.
This conservative evangelical scholarly work gives a solid theological basis for further development of a practical theology of spiritual gifts. --John Wimber, Vineyard Christian Fellowship
Careful, thorough, wise, and to my mind, convincing. --J.I. Packer
...a fresh, biblically sound, readable contribution...its depth of scholarship, pastoral solidity, and cautions against abuses are special strengths. Highly recommended. --Vern S. Poythress, Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Westminster Theological Seminary
If Grudem's convincing thesis could be heard, a new path of dialog could perhaps be opened up in the Christian community. The research, clarity, and typical Grudem candor continue to make this the finest book on the subject to date. --L. Russ Bush, Professor of Philosophy of Religion, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
...thorough, biblical, and practical. It deserves the attention of all who are concerned about the spiritual development of the church today. --Stanley Horton, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Bible and Theology, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
This updated comprehensive work answers questions about prophecy and brings with it new understanding of this spiritual gift. Grudem exegetically makes the case that prophecy is neither predicting the future nor proclaiming a word from the Lord, but rather "reporting something God spontaneously brings to the mind".
Includes bibliographical references (p. -384) and indexes.