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When people dispute the validity of current revivals, how do you know who is right? Dr. Brown looks at current revivals and at the arguments critics are using to question their validity. After examining Scripture, historical revivals, and the fruits of the current ones, Dr. Brown comes to a logical conclusion: God's Spirit is moving.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers (July 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 156043693X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1560436935
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #867,369 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Michael Brown is a Jewish believer in Jesus (he came to faith in 1971 as a heroin-shooting, LSD-using, hippie rock drummer) and he holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University. He's written more than 25 books, including wake-up calls to the Church of America, scholarly monographs and commentaries on biblical subjects, a series of volumes on answering Jewish objections to Jesus, and much-discussed books on today's hottest cultural issues. He has spoken throughout America and in more than 25 countries, and he hosts the nationally syndicated, daily talk radio show The Line of Fire. He is the founder and president of FIRE School of Ministry in Concord, NC and serves as a visiting or adjunct professor at a number of seminaries. He and his wife Nancy have been married since 1976 and have two wonderful daughters and four incredible grandchildren. His heart beats to see a gospel-based moral and cultural revolution in this generation.

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Michael Brown provides an intellectual, and biblical response to the many critics of revival today. His humble writing, asks many thought provoking questions on the authority to criticize, and validates the revival movement at the Brownsville Assembly of God, through Scripture. It's a very powerful book, and is great for anyone who has read the lies of Hank Hannagraph, and any other hyper-critical faction, that questions revival today. Two thumbs-up to Brown and his colleagues. The best thing you can do though, is visit Brownsville Assembly of God, and see for yourself. Know first-hand, not second, or third hand. Seek truth in all that you do.
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Dr. Michael L. Brown has written a highly effective, logical, and scriptural volume that defends God's work among His people today. Using the wise techniques of the Berean in Acts 17, Dr. Brown provides sound scriptural evidence by which any supposed revival movement is to be judged. He accurately shows that there is absolutely no scriptural basis for making negative judgments on revival phenomena such as physical manifestations. He shows that the true Berean will use the Scriptural rules the Lord has deemed appropriate, namely the "fruit" test. But Brown also goes the extra mile by appealling to church history, showing that men such as John Wesley, Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield, etc. had to endure the exact same types of criticism and slander when God began to move in their meetings. He also shows that physical phenomena such as falling to the ground, shaking, laughing, etc. are far from being unique to current revival movements. He accurately shows that they were very prevalent in the meetings of Wesley, Whitefield, Edwards, etc. and that these men judged by the Word (i.e. by the fruit in the lives of the individuals so affected) and not by any rule of physical phenomena that is not in the Scriptures. Dr. Brown also includes an appendix which is a review of Hank Hannegraaf's 'Counterfeit Revival' and accurately exposes Hank's poor scholarship, misrepresentations, and downright deception. But above all of this, Brown's passionate heart for the critics who are in error is clearly evidenced throughout the book, even though he must often use stern rebukes against their tactics. Kudos to Dr. Brown for an accurate and effective volume.
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Michael Brown uses good research techniques to give thought provoking ideas about controversial issues confronting Christianity today. A good read for anyone who has been influenced by the fear tactics of Hanegraaf and others.
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Let me just start off by saying that I am not a charismatic, but I was intersted to get both sides to the "revival movements". Particularly in Brownsville, which Dr. Brown was part of at the time this was written. Along with this book I purchased Counterfeit Revival by Hank Hanegraaff.

I certainly found Dr. Brown's book the far better of the two when it came to putting the revival in perspective and drawing comparisions from other revivals and from scripture. It was also far more enjoyable reading. The author has a way of using humor and down to earth explanations to get his point across. I believe he did a far better job in defending his positon than Hanegraaff did with his book. I found Counterfeit Revival, by contrast, to be a bit of a disappointment. Unlike Dr. Brown, all Hanegraaff did was point to the extreme people in the movement and try to discredit the revival based on the actions of a few.

The only criticism that I had with Dr. Brown's book is that I wish he would have spent more time being critical of people like Benny Hinn and others who are clearly giving the movement a bad name. (Dr. Brown does however do this in his book: From Holy Laughter to Holy Fire.)

But otherwise I give the book a thumbs up.
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As someone who has respect for Dr. Brown and the work of his ministry throughout the world, I am appalled and disappointed by the lack of coherency in his statements in the book. To his credit, he tries to sugarcoat his defense by claiming it is not meant to be a defense, but it is indeed just that. He also resolves not to name the critics he mentions making it seem as if he is taking a more noble route, but anyone can figure out which critics he is responding to through the citations in his bibliography? So the reader is left to question whether this is Dr. Brown's own bait and switch tactic to expose the critics, or does Dr. Brown not name the critics in his book because he knows the majority of readers do not look at the Bibliography while at the same time realizing that the minority of Christians who claimed to be positively impacted by the Pensacola Outpouring might be interested in the works of the critics if they were mentioned more directly by name throughout the book. I say that myself as one who became interested in the work of a critic who was mentioned by name from the Brownsville pulpit. Hank Hanegraaf's Counterfeit Revival paints a very vivid and real picture of the dark underbelly that perpetuates so-called modern day revival movements which are often orchestrated whether directly or loosely from individuals and/or multitudes of individuals who have some connection with the New Apostolic Reformation that is in reality the Latter Rain/Manifest Sons of God Movement that invaded Pentecostal camps from the 1940s to the 1960s.Read more ›
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