Are the gifts of the Spirit for today? Are they real? Why is the Pentecostal church growing so rapidly? Author Wayde Goodall answers these questions and more concerning this often-debated issue of the church in his release, The Blessing. Goodall explores the first recorded baptism of the Holy Spirit, the various spiritual gifts described in the Book of Corinthians, and the dangers of extremism in Pentecostal/Charismatic circles. Written in an easy-to-read style, this book examines the impact of the Pentecostal/Charismatic movement in the post-modern church. Topics include: Is speaking in tongues evidence of being filled with the Holy Spirit? Are signs and wonders for today? What are your spiritual gifts? How to recognize false manifestations or teachings. Based on scripture references, church history and personal testimonies, The Blessing is a must-read for anyone who is interested in understanding the tenets and belief systems of the fastest-growing segment of Christendom.
Dr. Wayde I. Goodall is the senior pastor of First Assembly of God, a thriving congregation of several thousand members in Winston- Salem, North Carolina. He previously served as head of the Ministerial Enrichment Department of the Assemblies of God in Springfield, Missouri, as a senior pastor in Seattle, and as a full-time missionary in Vienna, Austria, where he founded Vienna Christian Center. Dr. Goodall frequently speaks for pastors and missionary conferences, and is an adjunct professor to seminaries, colleges, and universities