From the Publisher
Blood and Fire comprises one of the most fascinating, and potentially controversial, social-scientific studies of Pentecostalism in recent years, and demands wide readership among all those interested in the social scientific study of Pentecostalism, as well as in the institutional effectiveness of intentional, holistic, and integral ministries."-Pneuma,
"Blood and Fire is a fascinating book in several senses."-Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion,
"This work will be useful to those interested in the emerging church movement and Protestant charismatics. The church's trajectory—which ended before the fieldwork study was over—will also engage those interested in studying the at-times messy intertwining of religious institutions, prophetic leadership, and supernaturally focused practices."
"An exceptional book in that it tells the story of the failure of a faith-based movement rather than its success. In a richly textured narrative, the authors describe the limitations of religious charisma when it confronts the harsh reality of a business-minded board that requires accountability. This book is fascinating reading for anyone who wants to understand the interplay between spirit and flesh, vision and economic reality."
-Donald E. Miller,Executive Director, Center for Religion and Civic Culture, University of Southern California
"Useful to those interested in the emerging church movement and Protestant charismatics."-Choice