'This book is a clarion call for clarity of thought as well as fullness of the Spirit among Pentecostals and Charismatics. Nanez makes a good case for the famous phrase of Bishop J.O. Patterson to Pentecostal students, 'Get your learning but keep your burning.'' -- Vinson Synan, , Author|'It was most encouraging to read this full-blown, discerning, culturally sensitive, and bracingly Christian defense of intellectual life. The book offers exceptionally helpful commentary on the general plight of learning in modern society as well as unusually shrewd observations on the tragic consequences when churches abandon responsible intellectual effort. The book's wisdom is heightened by the fact that its author says what needs to be said about Christian intellectual endeavor while maintaining his own Pentecostal convictions with integrity.' -- Mark A. Noll, , Author|'With gratitude to God, I am delighted to celebrate the publication of 'Full Gospel, Fractured Minds?' by Rick Nanez. Standing squarely within the Pentecostal-Charismatic tradition, Nanez cannot be dismissed as an outside critic or faulted for not knowing the community he challenges. I know of no book like this. Its uniqueness lies in being a distinctively Pentecostal-Charismatic call to the life of the mind. This is must-reading for all Pentecostal-Charismatic believers, and those outside this camp will gain much insight into and encouragement about their Pentecostal-Charismatic sojourners. Nanez's book is sure to help bring about a deeper love and unity throughout the body of Christ.' -- J. P. Moreland, , Professor of Psychology|'Finally, a book long overdue but timely, given the emergence of Pentecostals and Charismatics in the theological academy! For laypersons in the pew who are a part of these movements, Nanez opens up the possibility of cultivating the life of the mind in a way that does not quench the Spirit. A must-read for all first-year undergraduates at institutions that cater to Pentecostal-Charismatic constituencies.' -- Amos Young, PhD, , Book Review editor
About the Author
Rick Nañez has (MA, Luther Rice Seminary) and has done doctoral work at Trinity Evangelical Seminary in Newburg, Indiana. In twenty years of pastoral service, he has ministered in a suburban, a Native-American, and an African-American Church. He has held credentials with the Assemblies of God since 1987, and has traveled to twenty-eight countries. He has taught on the importance of the 'life of the mind' on four continents and is currently an appointed missionary to Quito, Ecuador. He has been married to Renee for nineteen years and they have two boys, Joseph and Christopher.