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Overview "Bible Answer Man" Hanegraaff goes behind the scenes to uncover the contradictions, false experiences, spiritual deception, and seductive allure of esoteric experiences masquerading under the banner of truth.
Publishers Description Hank Hanegraaff documents the danger of looking for God in all the wrong places and goes behind the scenes into the wildly popular and bizarre world of contemporary revivalism. Hanegraaff masterfully exposes the stark contrast between these deeds of the flesh and a genuine work of the Spirit by contrasting modern "revivals" with the scriptural examples of God's movement among His people.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.58" Width: 5.49" Height: 0.99" Weight: 1.19 lbs.
Release Date Jul 30, 2001
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0849942942 ISBN13 9780849942945
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More About Hank Hanegraaff
Hendrik (Hank) Hanegraaff serves as president and chairman of the board of the North Carolina-based CHRISTIAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE. He is also host of the nationally syndicated Bible Answer Man radio broadcast, which is heard daily across the United States and Canada—and around the world via the Internet at www.equip.org.
Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading Christian authors and apologists, Hank is deeply committed to equipping Christians to be so familiar with truth that when counterfeits loom on the horizon, they recognize them instantaneously.
Through his live call-in radio broadcast, Hank equips Christians to read the Bible for all it’s worth, answers questions on the basis of careful research and sound reasoning, and interviews today’s most significant leaders, apologists, and thinkers.
Hank is the author of more than twenty books, which have cumulatively sold millions of copies. Christianity in Crisis and Resurrection each won the Gold Medallion for Excellence in Christian Literature awarded by the Evangelical Christian Publisher’s Association (ECPA); and Counterfeit Revival and The FACE that Demonstrates the Farce of Evolution each won ECPA’s Silver Medallion—the latter published in the condensed Fatal Flaws: What Evolutionists Don’t Want You to Know.
Other noteworthy volumes include The Prayer of Jesus, which rose to number one on the Christian Marketplace Bestseller list October 2002, and the popular Complete Bible Answer Book—Collector’s Edition, which clearly and concisely answers common questions regarding Christianity, culture, and cults, while tackling complex questions including, “How can Christians legitimize a God who orders the genocide of entire nations?” and “How could the Bible command a rape victim to marry her rapist?”
Through his ground-breaking The Apocalypse Code: What the Bible Really Teaches about the End Times and Why It Matters Today, as well as his historical fiction works The Last Disciple Series and Fuse of Armageddon, Hank exposes the dangers of both Christian and secular Zionism. And in Has God Spoken? he provides memorable proofs for the Bible’s divine inspiration.
Additional works include The Legacy Study Bible, The Covering: God’s Plan to Protect You from Evil, The Creation Answer Book, and the forthcoming novel The Last Temple.
He is a regular contributor to the award-winning CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL and an articulate communicator on the pressing issues of our day, having spoken in leading churches, conferences, and on college campuses throughout the world (most recently at the University of Tehran, Iran).
Hank and his wife, Kathy, live in Charlotte, North Carolina, and are parents to twelve children.
Hank Hanegraaff currently resides in the state of California.
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Every Pentecostal should read Hank Hanagraaff's Counterfeit Revival. Mar 23, 2007
The signature enthusiasm of Pentecostalism opens he door to laxity of all forms. If neither is checked, the freedom that is celebrated smiths more fetters than it breaks. Every Pentecostal should read Hank Hanagraaff's Counterfeit Revival.
Counterfeit Revival Mar 9, 2007
This book was very thorough and informative. I really enjoyed it and have since passed it on to my daughter and son-in-law, who also enjoyed it very much.
Not Complete Jan 23, 2007
In this book, the Bible Answer Man evaluates various phenomena in the American Christian culture including the "Toronto Blessing", the "Brownsville Revival", the "Laughing in the Spirit" fad, being "slain in the Spirit" and other similar occurrences. His conclusion is that the phenomena experience by these people is not Biblically based and is not necessarily from God.
The author does not pull punches. He uses terms like fantasies, fabrications, fraud, apostasy, and hoaxes to describe the phenomena. He accuses some involved of being false prophets and false teachers. He compares them to hypnotists and con men. This is not a wishy washy book. The author is not shy about his opinion and and uses several hundred pages to try to prove his point.
The book is well documented with dozens of pages of footnotes, an extensive bibliography as well as interviews and accounts of events that he witnessed personally.
But it's not complete. The author merely addresses whether these phenomena are from God. He doesn't address the teaching or the actual revival. What are these preachers preaching and teaching, and is it Biblical? What are the statements of faith of the churches involved and are they consistent with the Bible? What about the actualy revival? Is there a revival? Is the gospel being preached by those involved, and are souls being saved? What about the lives of the people? Did they visit nursing homes and orphanages? Did they drive economy cars and use the money to support orphanages in Cambodia? Did they study to become missionaries in Africa or SouthEast Asia? Or did their lives show no visible signs of change at all? The author spends almost no time discussing these important issues.
The fact is that there is a revival going on although not so much in the United States (except among immigrants). Churches are growing and souls are being saved all over Latin America and in Africa, Eastern India, Korea, China, and other places. Much of this growth is in the Pentacostal persuasion, and it has been reported that a lot of these new groups of believers are embracing the prosperity gospel.
The revival that is taking place; is it counterfeit? What teachings are being promoted? Are these people being discipled and educated in sound Christian Biblical doctrine or not? These important questions are almost completely ignored in this book.
A Devisive and Cruel Book Oct 12, 2006
This is possibly the worst book I have ever read. It is not only inaccurate and slams ministries that have brought thousands to Christ (like John Arnott), but actually cruelly brings up very personal issues that fellow Christians are trying to heal from by the grace of God. This book has always been harmful and it is full of Pride and Judgement. Avoid it at all costs! Instead read John Eldredge, Max Lucado, or Brennan Manning.
Highly recommended, with one major caveat Jul 27, 2006
This is an eminently valuable book for anyone attempting to understand the Pentecostal religion, particularly the Vineyard revival, whose distinctive trait was to figure out how to make Pentecostalism even more chaotic and bizarre. As one who was previously involved in the innermost workings of such a ministry, Hanegraaf's perspective is especially profitable. He exposes almost every single one of Pentecostalism's false claims, from lying signs and wonders to miracle healings to "slaying in the spirit" to the millions of "prophecies" routinely spewed out by these modern day Jeremiahs. What is especially valuable is that he does so by not only citing the Bible, but by explaining the actual psychological processes by which so many minds (and souls) are manipulated and controlled. The one caveat? I was eagerly awaiting his demolition of the doctrine of "speaking in tongues" but when I came to that chapter, all he wrote was that "believers" sincerely disagree on the issue of tongues and should never divide over it. I've heard that Hanegraaff is a tongues speaker himself. It's unfortunate that he can't see that the hypnosis, emotionalism, peer pressure and altered states of consciousness to which he correctly attributes other Pentecostal phenomena is also at the root of "tongues". Still, even with that major exception, this is a very valuble book and should be widely read.