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“Sam Storms has given the Body of Christ a gift in, Understanding Spiritual Gifts, A Comprehensive Guide. This is without doubt, the best book I have ever read on the subject. Sam brings clarity to this often misunderstood subject, awakening us to the necessity of spiritual gifts in order to live the fruitful lives God has designed for us, and to fulfil the mission he has assigned to us. It is time for the Body of Christ to function as a whole, healthy, and strong body, which is impossible without the operation of the Spiritual Gifts given to us by God. This is a book for this hour.”

Christine Caine
Founder A21 & Propel Women

When the opening sentence of the first chapter of this book is “Christianity is inescapably supernatural,” readers are immediately alerted to the necessity—not the luxury, not the option—of the presence, empowerment, and gifts of the Holy Spirit. Who better than Sam Storms to walk us through this essential subject? With constant reference to Scripture, Sam tackles such pressing matters as desiring and praying for spiritual gifts in the light of God’s sovereignty, and how to discover one’s gift(s). And he does not shy away from controversial topics such as continuationism vs. cessationism, the nature of speaking in tongues and its related gift of interpretation, and whether or not there are still apostles today. From a continuationist Calvinist perspective on spiritual gifts and eschewing irresponsible (mis)representations of other viewpoints, Understanding Spiritual Gifts will certainly be the standard work for years to come!

Gregg R. Allison
Professor of Christian Theology
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY


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