Bible believers debate whether the spiritual gifts are for today. Henderson argues that they are and operating in the gifts, like tongues, is necessary to living a life of satisfaction and effectiveness. (13)
Much of the book is like others on tongues. Henderson goes over what the gift is, answers criticisms, explores the person of the Holy Spirit, writes about sins against the Spirit, the spiritual benefits of tongues and the proper protocol for use.
There are also some insights in this book I have not seen in others I have read on tongues. One is an enlightening look at the role of the soul in evidencing spiritual gifts and the reason the soul needs to be healed and restored by God. Another is Henderson's discussion on 1 Cor. 14:23-24, drawing attention to the “unlearned” (KJV). The Greek is idiotai, those who are probably believers yet ignorant in the things of the Holy Spirit. I appreciate Henderson encouraging us to always be considerate of unbelievers and the unlearned when exercising tongues.
Henderson's book is thought provoking too. “Believers who have been born again are supposed to be able to manifest and demonstrate the supernatural power of God.” (14) We are supposed to be marked by, characterized by the supernatural.
This is a good book for Christians desiring to know more about the spiritual gift of tongues. You'll find good information and insight. The book is also good for those who are familiar with the gift. You'll be encouraged to exercise it more for the benefit of yourself and others.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Robert Henderson is a global apostolic leader who operates in revelation and impartation. His teaching empowers the Body of Christ to see the hidden truths of Scripture and then apply them for breakthrough results. He is a bestselling author, TV host, Bible college professor, pastor, and webcast host. He and his wife have six children, a growing number of grandchildren, and live in Midlothian, Texas. You can find out more at www.roberthenderson.org.
Chosen, 208 pages.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.
(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)