Foundational Teaching from a Charismatic Healing Minister and a Catholic ScholarInternational healing minister Randy Clark teams up with Mary Healy, a respected Catholic scholar, to show not only that the gifts of the Spirit still exist today, but that they are not optional; they are the necessary tools God has given for both building his Church and spreading the Gospel.With wisdom and practical insight, Clark and Healy walk you through biblical texts, dispel misconceptions, and show that there is an endless variety of gifts. They also show how the gifts are not just for a select few, but distributed freely by the Holy Spirit among believers. After laying this foundation, the authors reveal how you can activate the gifts in your own life and use them to benefit others. In this hurting world, you can give people more than just a messageyou can help usher them into an encounter with God.
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About the Author
Randy Clark, with a D.Min. from United Theological Seminary and an M.Div. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, is the founder of Global Awakening, a teaching, healing, and impartation ministry that crosses denominational lines. An in-demand international speaker, he travels extensively for conferences, international missions, leadership training, and humanitarian aid. Randy and his wife, DeAnne, have four adult children and live in Pennsylvania.Mary Healy (STD, Pontifical Gregorian University) is professor of Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan, and a member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission. She is the author of several books, including The Gospel of Mark in the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture, for which she serves as coeditor.
Table of Contents
1 What Are Spiritual Gifts? 23
2 The Spirit of the Lord Is upon Me 47
3 Clothed with Power 67
4 Fire on the Earth 103
5 Revelation Gifts 137
6 Power Gifts 153
7 Gifts of Speech 169
8 Activating the Spiritual Gifts 197
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Review This is my second book co-authored by Randy Clark. I really like the way he shares his own experiences with Bible teachings on healing and deliverance. I thought it was a good idea to try something different, in this case, the spiritual gifts. The first thing I realized was that Mary Healy is not a christian author, or christian minister for that matter, but her background is Catholic; a Charismatic Catholic that is. This means she believes and practices the gifts of the Spirit, known to them as Charismas, but still operates under the Catholic Church authorities, which in turns means under the Pope and Apostolic Tradition besides the Bible. Both authors share their experiences when talking about the movement of the Spirit in Christian and Catholic circles alike with the intention to motivate a stronger manifestation of the Spirit in our time. Although the name of the book seems to imply is all about the “Gifts or Charismas” of the Spirit in reality half of the book talks about personal experiences and theological definitions while the other half really describes the different gifts, divided into what the authors call: Revelation Gifts, Power Gifts and Gifts of Speech. Conclusion I found The Spiritual Gifts Handbook to be a great book. I’m not sure I’d recommend this book to a newborn Christian, but it gives a fresh perspective into what God is doing with the church in this time. Also, it’ll sure be of interest to those who want to know more about the Charismatic movement in the Catholic Church. I received this book from Chosen Books in exchange for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
I was intrigued when this book came in the mail for me to review. I’ve heard Randy speak numerous times, but never have I read any of his books and I’ve never heard of Mary Healy. I thought this book would be a light read, but I was very wrong. In some parts it’s almost like a textbook (in a good way). It’s extremely informative and gives you a ton of church history on the gifts of the Spirit. The first part of the book gives you a foundation of the gifts in scripture, baptism, and church history, the second part goes into each gift and how they function. Throughout the book it’s chock full of incredible testimonies of God working through His people. Overall, this book is great way to start digging into the gifts of the Spirit. It teaches you enough where you have a good foundational understanding, but leaves hungry for more as you read those testimonies. My personal favorite was reading the parts of church history and seeing how the gifts were moving greatly back then and it was interesting what caused the end of that. I received this book for free from Chosen – Baker Publishing Group for my honest review.