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Overview Two thousand years after Jesus walked the earth, the world still needs a Savior who works in power. However, many modern Christians are reluctant to preach a gospel accompanied by supernatural power. The Western worldview has conditioned many to fit God into a neat, predictable mold. But Charles Kraft is convinced that the power of the gospel will not be confined to our categories. In Christianity with Power he offers a biblical understanding of signs and wonders, and shows how Christians can become God's instruments to heal the sick, work miracles, and oppose the evil powers of this age.
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Charles H. (Chuck) Kraft is retired from the faculty of the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Seminary (formerly the School of World Mission) after 40 years as professor of anthropology and intercultural communication. He taught anthropology, communication, contextualization, and spiritual dynamics (inner healing, deliverance, and spiritual warfare) to missionaries and prospective missionaries. He holds degrees from Wheaton College (BA anthropology), Ashland Theological Seminary (BD theology), and Hartford Seminary Foundation (PhD anthropological linguistics). He served as a pioneer missionary among a tribal group (Kamwe/Higi) in northeastern Nigeria for three years followed by five years each on the faculties of Michigan State University and UCLA, teaching linguistics and African languages. He is the author of more than 30 books and numerous articles in the fields of his expertise. He spends most of his time now ministering to those with emotional and spiritual problems and conducting deep healing (inner healing) seminars in churches worldwide. He has been used by God to lead thousands to spiritual and emotional freedom in Jesus Christ. Those who would like ministry or a seminar may contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This is not another how to by C H Kraft its BETTER BY FAR Aug 16, 2008
This book is all about how Evangelicals got the power of the Holy Spirit removed from their ministry and then how it see past the false teachings of Western and Eastern Enlightenment and re-empower their ministry with The Living God. Be all God wants you to be and take off the scales on our eyes that we may see His purpose for each of us. This book can help you do that. It is a blessing from Charles H. Kraft to his brothers and sisters. I encourage everyone who wants God to lead their lives to read this book.
Kraft is the Man! Jun 2, 2008
This guy is right on with all of the books I have read by him! He makes the most difficult sounding things seem so normal. I would love to meet him. He is sincere and not some freaky "exorcist type" like Bob Larson, he is a professor, he is not flashy and does not whomp people in the head with bibles. he believes that through inner healing of our emotional junk, that it weakens the demonic hold over us, so the deliverance pocess moves more smoothly and not be so scary to the person going through or assisting the deliverance process. I just underwent a pretty lengthy deliverance,and must say it was almost boring,lol, due to the use of Mr. Krafts technique,I was expecting something wild to happen but the enemy was so weak when it was time to go that he just went!! Thanks Kraft for sharing this !
This book will change your worldview! Oct 19, 2004
This is a really great book that talks about worldviews. I have not read any book that addresses the issues of our worldviews as comprehensively as this, and it has been incredible understanding how we see things and why. Charles Kraft weaves his experience of his changing worldview with this writing, and shows the differences between the Western worldview and other worldviews. It is also interesting to see what peaved him off and what set him back on track to discover the fullness that God wants for each and every Christian, that there is power with Christianity.
Kraft talked about his initial missionary days in Nigeria to the extent that the Nigerians "knew" that whatever power Christianity brought was inadequate to deal with issues in their lives. They came to accept Christ as there were many good reasons for being a Christian, but this lack of power gave them a dual allegiance, i.e. a loyalty to Christianity to handle certain needs paralleled by a continuing loyalty to traditional religious practitioners to handle their power needs. This does not seem that far from much of Christianity today, and Kraft addresses these issues and also challenges us to take that step of faith forward.
It is no wonder that the subtitle to Christianity with Power is "Your Worldview and Your Experience of the Supernatural." How we perceive God is how we relate to Him, and how we understand Him and what He can do is how we would do likewise. Hence, if we believe that God does not heal or work miracles today (despite believing that Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever), that would become our practice in our Christian life. So, if you believe that Christianity is not all that you have believed or experienced to date, it's time to read this book and be open to have your worldviews changed.
A critical introduction Aug 16, 2004
I wish to offer only a very brief review - if you are unacquainted with Kraft's work, I encourage you read some of the other reviews. However, this is an essential introduction to the spiritual world assumed by New Testament Christianity. This worldview, often easily understood and accepted in less technological Third World societies, is radically different than our Western worldview. This book in particular openned my eyes and heart to an entirely new way of seeing the world around me. I heartily recommend it.
A must read for those seeking a real walk with God Dec 27, 2000
I have read many books on healing and living the Christian life with power and authority, but this book by far better addresses the issues that need to be addessed to help one understand what the real problems are, that they are in the area of our own limited understanding ITSELF. This book helps to answer questions that you had lurking back in the back of your mind but couldn't quite verbalize. This is one of those that is full of truth that is refreshing and cleansing. A deep read but a must read.