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Overview Spiritual Gifts: Their Purpose & Power is a balanced, popular treatment of the gifts of the Spirit. The work includes teaching on thirty spiritual gifts from the Old and New Testaments. A biblically-grounded presentation that includes a clear understanding and respect for the various approaches to modern-day spiritual gifts.
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Spiritual Gifts: A Factual Account Jun 12, 2008
This book was insightful but only touches the surface of various spiritual gifts. It explains what some of the God given gifts are and touches on a factual and historical means of understanding their purpose, but doesn't really explain what one is to do if they should discover that have been blessed with a gift and what their spiritual purpose might be here on earth. That is the missing link.
Great gift idea Jan 14, 2008
What a great book. I like that it is written by someone who is a follower of Christ. So many books out there speaking of spiritual gifts that can easily lead you off the Christian path. This book teaches of the different gifts the God has given us for his purpose and different views of it.
Insightful and Encouraging! Oct 25, 2007
Spiritual Gifts is the first book I have read that deals specifically and exclusively with the many gifts of the Holy Spirit. Although I have been a Christian for many years, I never sat under extensive teaching on the Gifts of the Spirit. Mr. Carraway's book not only describes spiritual gifts in detail but it also explains the importance of determining what one's own gifts are. You turn the last page feeling not like you have just snacked on a superficial read but that you have really eaten a full spiritual meal.
After reading the book and working through the questions at the end, I believe I have a better understanding of the gifts God has given me and how I can use them. Moreover, the book encouraged me to dig even more deeply into God's specific purpose for the gifts He has given me through His Holy Spirit.
This is definitely a book that is well worth reading!
A (Rare) Middle of the Road Position on Spiritual Gifts Jan 10, 2007
I recently read several books on the gifts of the Spirit, in preparation for an adult Bible class I was asked to teach. I intentionally included both very conservative and very Charismatic texts, in order to be able to present the range of opinion on the subject. Brian Carraway's book is the delightful exception that takes a moderate, well-argued centrist position. Well worth reading for anyone interested in learning about spiritual gifts (hint: that should be all Christians).
The Absolute Best Book on Spiritual Gifts Nov 14, 2006
I have read many books on the topic of spiritual gifts, and have found that Carraway's book is not only the most comprehensive, but it is extremely well-balanced. This book is for anyone who desires to know what gifts God has them to build His church. I especially enjoyed the correct use of the gift of tongues.