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Sam 06-23-2012 09:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Sam (Post 1168235)
Today I read a small book called "Apostles and Prophets in the Church Today?" by Jack Coe. it was published by Herald of Healing with a copyright date of 1954. This was a re-read. I used to have that book and read it for the first time in the late 1950's but then the book and many more were sold for pennies on the dollar almost 50 years ago when I had a time of financial difficulty and had to sell my books. The book has been out of print for years. A couple years ago I contacted Jack Coe's son and asked him to reprint it. So far he has not but I just found where I could download a copy in pdf format so I did. I now have that book and have had the chance to reread it.

If this attachment works, I'll include page 16 of the book which I thought was interesting.

If anyone would like a pdf copy of Jack Coe's book on apostles and prophets, I can email you a copy. Just pm me and give me an email address where you can receive pdf attachments.

ILG 06-23-2012 09:54 AM

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Confessions of a Surgeon by Paul Ruggieri MD

Sam 06-23-2012 10:29 PM

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just finished reading "Notes on the Book of Nehemiah" by Harry Ironside. This book has a copyrght date of 1914 but the copy I have was combined with two of his other books --notes on Esther and notes on Ezra-- and released in 1941. I finished his notes on Ezra a few days ago and guess I'll start reading his book on Esther next.

I'm not sure if this counts as one book or three since it is three of his books previously released separately but now combined into one.

Sam 07-05-2012 10:51 PM

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just finished reading "Notes on the Book of Esther" by Harry Ironside, copyright 1921

KeptByTheWord 07-05-2012 11:39 PM

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Well, we have a local Community Church thrift store in town and they sell books for like 25 and 50 cents. I have come across some really great books here, that I otherwise might never have paid the 14-20 dollars to take home and read from a bookstore.

Two books I found last week on a trip there that have really blessed me are:

Listen, God is Speaking by Quin Sherrer - a really amazing book that answers some of the most common questions that people have about how to know when God is speaking to you, and how to distinguish God's voice from other voices that speak to you. Excellent book.

Why Me? was the other book I picked up. The author is Jacob Damkani. He is born and raised in Israel and came to the US to follow the American Dream. He details how his life was completely changed when he was introduced to Yeshua Christ. Again, a heartfelt genuine moving story. He speaks of the persecution he suffered at the hands of his own people when he went back to Isreal and tried to show them that Yeshua was not just a Gentile God, but a God found in the Old Testament. He details a likeness to Christ through the story of Joseph, and goes into great detail with the OT concerning Yeshua. For any Jews who do not know Christ, this would be an excellent book for them to read. I highly recommend it for anyone to read.

The Matt 07-06-2012 02:25 AM

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I'm reading...Ubuntu tutorials. Lots and lots of Ubuntu tutorials.

kensapp01 07-23-2012 09:06 PM

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I love books that can help youth organization

Sam 07-23-2012 10:11 PM

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Originally Posted by bkstokes (Post 414800)
Jim my man -- You come from a Scoffield generation. I own a Scoffield Bible, but I haven't used it in about 10 yrs.

I spent some time in a Baptist Church before hearing about and receiving the Holy Ghost Baptism and also water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ. Our Baptist pastor recommended the Scofield Bible. Most of us in the church had one. I couldn't afford one. Years later I got a Scofield Bible and used it for years. Lots of good stuff in there and some stuff I couldn't agree with. Scofield was a cessationist i.e. taught that the gifts ceased with the death of the 12 Apostles and with the completion of the books that would become our New Testament.


By the way, the Scofield notes are available online at
http://www.biblestudytools.com/comme...ference-notes/

Dordrecht 07-23-2012 10:12 PM

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The last thing I was reading recently was Sam's post.

tv1a 07-23-2012 10:31 PM

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Just finished the auto bio of the guy who started Kinko's. Great story. Don't agree with everything, but he did nearly everything the opposite of most businesses and was successful.

Pheobe2 07-24-2012 08:33 AM

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False Holiness Standards by Linda S. Hopper

Very interesting read.

navygoat1998 07-24-2012 10:49 AM

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Just finished "Life after Legalism" by Michael Lee and have started "Crazy Love" by Francis Chan

HolyFire 07-24-2012 07:53 PM

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Two books on Azusa Street, one a history by Roberts Liardon and the other also, but it's Frank J. Bartleman's journal.

Jason238 07-27-2012 07:34 PM

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Originally Posted by navygoat1998 (Post 1177713)
Just finished "Life after Legalism" by Michael Lee and have started "Crazy Love" by Francis Chan

I really wanna read "Crazy Love"

Sam 07-27-2012 09:06 PM

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A couple of days ago I re-read "My Early Ministry" by Rev. J.E. Douglas. It does not have a copyright date but was published by College Press in Tupelo, Mississippi many years ago. It's a short book --just 22 pages-- and tells of how he got saved as a young man, baptized in the Holy Spirit in 1914,and called to preach in 1915. The book is written based on some of his memories of his ministry over a span of 40 years. He had a heart attack in 1954 and the book was written based on conversations with his sons while he was convalescing. He is one of our old timers, our pioneers, who preached in schools, and tents using gasoline torches for lighting and some times sleeping on the rough boards used for seats in those tents and often traveling by horse and wagon.

On pages 15 and 16 he tells about going to a camp meeting in Jackson, Tennessee held under a large tent. He goes on to say:

"It was during this camp meeting I learned of a new step I was to take. A new truth --water baptism in Jesus' Name, Acts 2:37-40 --was revealed to me. I had previously been baptized in the Trinity doctrine. It was revealed to me that the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost is actually Jesus Christ. I then understood that I had not baptized according to the commission in Matthew 28:19. The following Sunday my wife and I were baptized with fifty-five others in the highest name in Heaven and earth --our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Since that day I have been satisfied in my soul concerning water baptism."

The first time I read this book I was just a kid preacher. Somehow I have managed to keep it over the years without it being sold, lent out or lost. In the back of the book is a copy of his obituary which I cut out of the November 1959 Pentecostal Herald and it has been kept in that book all these years. It says he was born January 24, 1888 and that he died September 26, 1959 during a church service. He had sung the song "The Old Gospel Ship" and was resting for a few moments before preaching. He was scheduled to preach that night but died in the church building. What a way to go!

navygoat1998 07-27-2012 09:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Sam (Post 1178626)
A couple of days ago I re-read "My Early Ministry" by Rev. J.E. Douglas. It does not have a copyright date but was published by College Press in Tupelo, Mississippi many years ago. It's a short book --just 22 pages-- and tells of how he got saved as a young man, baptized in the Holy Spirit in 1914,and called to preach in 1915. The book is written based on some of his memories of his ministry over a span of 40 years. He had a heart attack in 1954 and the book was written based on conversations with his sons while he was convalescing. He is one of our old timers, our pioneers, who preached in schools, and tents using gasoline torches for lighting and some times sleeping on the rough boards used for seats in those tents and often traveling by horse and wagon.

On pages 15 and 16 he tells about going to a camp meeting in Jackson, Tennessee held under a large tent. He goes on to say:

"It was during this camp meeting I learned of a new step I was to take. A new truth --water baptism in Jesus' Name, Acts 2:37-40 --was revealed to me. I had previously been baptized in the Trinity doctrine. It was revealed to me that the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost is actually Jesus Christ. I then understood that I had not baptized according to the commission in Matthew 28:19. The following Sunday my wife and I were baptized with fifty-five others in the highest name in Heaven and earth --our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Since that day I have been satisfied in my soul concerning water baptism."

The first time I read this book I was just a kid preacher. Somehow I have managed to keep it over the years without it being sold, lent out or lost. In the back of the book is a copy of his obituary which I cut out of the November 1959 Pentecostal Herald and it has been kept in that book all these years. It says he was born January 24, 1888 and that he died September 26, 1959 during a church service. He had sung the song "The Old Gospel Ship" and was resting for a few moments before preaching. He was scheduled to preach that night but died in the church building. What a way to go!

I have a book written by Edith L. Blumhofer called "Pentecost in my Soul" It talks about the early days of the AOG and the Pentecostal Experience, its one of my most treasured readings.

Amanah 07-28-2012 08:16 AM

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I'm reading "A Game of Thrones," by George R.R. Martin

navygoat1998 08-07-2012 08:08 PM

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"The Cause Within You" by Matthew Barnett

bbyrd009 08-08-2012 08:29 AM

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How was "Life After Legalism?"
I guess I need some of that...

I just started American Gods,
fiction, so I was sceptical, but interestingly
it is about the old Gods, Odin, etc.,
"brought over" to the US by immigrants, and abandoned
in favor of new gods, which turn out to be
gods of plastic, electronics, tv, etc.

I'm also reading Larry Wood,
http://www.biblenews1.com/marriage/marriagi.htm
who is a complete freak, very unreligious,
very Christ centered, strange terminology,
but shows Biblical "problem solving devices," etc...
He has some things to say about Pentecostalism
that will test one, but is never unkind.

Dordrecht 08-08-2012 09:08 AM

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Reading the koran right now.

navygoat1998 08-08-2012 09:43 AM

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Originally Posted by bbyrd009 (Post 1180477)
How was "Life After Legalism?"
I guess I need some of that...

Mark it was a good book and a easy read. Somethings I agreed with some I did not but over very good. He has come out of where we many here have but he does not bash doctrine or people from his past. God is using him to help people get set from the bondage of works.

On another note do you have family in Saint Jo, Mo? My birth last name was Whittington until my mom got remarried when I was a little kid.

bbyrd009 08-08-2012 09:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Dordrecht (Post 1180490)
Reading the koran right now.

Oh, stop. U R not.

bbyrd009 08-08-2012 09:07 PM

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Originally Posted by navygoat1998 (Post 1180498)
Mark it was a good book and a easy read. Somethings I agreed with some I did not but over very good. He has come out of where we many here have but he does not bash doctrine or people from his past. God is using him to help people get set from the bondage of works.

On another note do you have family in Saint Jo, Mo? My birth last name was Whittington until my mom got remarried when I was a little kid.

Not that I'm aware of...Baton Rouge, I think my dad's parents pretty much hailed from; but that was by the time I was born, and I know they moved a lot before that. She was Daisy, and I never met Gdad, can't recall his name at the moment. Possibly Russell or Wayne? Retired Standard Oil Co., I remember. Lots of siblings, tho.

Dordrecht 08-08-2012 09:31 PM

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Originally Posted by bbyrd009 (Post 1180689)
Oh, stop. U R not.

Actually I am.

bbyrd009 08-09-2012 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Dordrecht (Post 1180694)
Actually I am.

Ah...I believed you. I just finished it, and I have to say I was a bit disappointed. Seems to agree with Spirit, for the most part, a couple of passages that are obviously from a different pov, but really no substance? Like, after you have read, say, a third of it, you aren't going to get any more by reading the rest, is my opinion. Surely WII would have something to say there, but I'm curious how one might "study" the Qur'an for anything like years; I can't imagine reading it again.

It mostly agrees with the Bible, minus what I feel are minor cultural differences, but the Bible has much more depth. Maybe something is lost in the translation,
but then we (and Christ) read from re-translations...

Sam 08-11-2012 01:14 AM

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I just finished reading "The Acts of the Holy Spirit Among the Lutherans Today."

It was published by the FGBMFI group in 1973. It is a small book --12 chapters and 54 pages-- of testimonies of Lutherans who received the HGB (Holy Ghost Baptism). It is one of a series of several books telling about people from different denominations who have been baptized in the Holy Spirit.

Dordrecht 08-11-2012 08:30 AM

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Did you read Demos Shakarian's biography?
(Founder of FGBMFI)

Sam 08-11-2012 10:10 AM

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Did you read Demos Shakarian's biography?
(Founder of FGBMFI)

I have read "The Happiest People on Earth" which is the story of the Shakarian family, their moving to the U.S. and of Demos founding the FGBMFI. It's a neat book and has been out of print for a while. I found a used copy on Amazon.com and had it sent to a man in Columbus, OH that was interested in FGBMFI and right now I have another used copy on order I intend to give to a young man who has started coming to our church and is interested in FGBMFI.

I have attached a pdf file of some of the ways the Holy Spirit moved in that Shakarian family

bbyrd009 08-11-2012 10:54 AM

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Ok, I should add that the Qur'an
also keeps to a very fine essential;
Most are deceived, and the deceptions are delineated;
See, if you have eyes, the mighty kingdoms that have fallen before yours.
And a few find the Living Water.

Dordrecht 08-11-2012 12:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Sam (Post 1181210)
I have read "The Happiest People on Earth" which is the story of the Shakarian family, their moving to the U.S. and of Demos founding the FGBMFI. It's a neat book and has been out of print for a while. I found a used copy on Amazon.com and had it sent to a man in Columbus, OH that was interested in FGBMFI and right now I have another used copy on order I intend to give to a young man who has started coming to our church and is interested in FGBMFI.

I have attached a pdf file of some of the ways the Holy Spirit moved in that Shakarian family

I did attend their monthly meetings for about 15 years and
last spring I went to one of their weekend retreats.
Really enjoyed it.

joshhuntnm 08-21-2012 09:03 AM

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Just finished Reason for God by Tim Keller. Great read.

Sam 08-27-2012 08:58 PM

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I finished reading "The Wind Bloweth Where It Listeth" a little earlier this evening. It was written by Lewi Pthrus (March 11, 1884 - September 4, 1974) who was pastor of the Filadledfia Church in Stockholm, Sweeden for 47 years.The copyright date is 1945. The edition I read was an English translation, 1968 edition.

Lewi Pethrus was a leader in the Scandinavian Pentecostal movement. He spoke with tongues as part of his prayer life in 1902 but it was not until 1905 that he realized that what he had experienced was called a baptism in the Holy Spirit.

navygoat1998 08-29-2012 09:03 AM

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Just started this morning "They drank from the river and died in the wilderness" by David Ravenhill.

mizpeh 08-29-2012 12:33 PM

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Repenting of Religion by Greg Boyd
Hearing the Voice of God by Dallas Willard

Sam 08-29-2012 03:23 PM

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Originally Posted by mizpeh (Post 1185344)
Repenting of Religion by Greg Boyd
...

Greg Boyd Why does that name sound familiar?

Nitehawk013 09-05-2012 05:14 AM

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Reading th ebook "Sexy Christians". Can't remember the authors. Good book on marital intimacy and the many things in life that attempt to destroy a couples connection and sexual desires for each other.

houston 09-05-2012 08:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Sam (Post 1185413)

Greg Boyd Why does that name sound familiar?

He is a theologian, wrote Sharing You Faith With A Oneness Pentecostal.

Sam 09-05-2012 03:00 PM

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He is a theologian, wrote Sharing You Faith With A Oneness Pentecostal.


He considers himself "ex-oneness" and wrote "Oneness Pentecostals and he Trinity," didn't he? I have that book but haven't read the whole thing, just sorta skipped around in it, can't really remember what I read in there.

Nitehawk013 09-06-2012 09:03 AM

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He is also big on Open Theism, which makes me like him. I feel like we are so rare.

Luke 09-06-2012 11:14 PM

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Sanctification by Beverly Carradine


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