Charismatic Books on Spiritual Gifts

The following is a short catalog of books on spiritual gifts from the Charismatic Movement, from Walter Elwell’s Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary of Theology, “Charismatic Movement”. They are ranked by popularity…

1971 – Dennis and Rita Bennett, The Holy Spirit and You. Gainesville, FL: Bridge-Logos. #1 in Popularity.

1968 – Larry Christensen, Answering Your Questions About Speaking in Tongues. Bloomington, MN: Bethany House. #2 in Popularity.

1964 – Michael Harper, Power for the Body of Christ. London: Fountain Trust. #3 in Popularity.

1975 – Kilian McDonnell, ed., The Holy Spirit and Power: The Catholic Charismatic Renewal. Garden City, NY: Doubleday. #4 in Popularity.

1980 – J. Rodman Williams, The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today. Plainfield, NJ: Logos International. #5 in Popularity.

1970 – Steve Clark, Baptized in the Spirit and Spiritual Gifts: A Basic Explanation of the Key Concepts and Experiences of the Charismatic Renewal. Dove Publications. #6 in Popularity.

1975 – Cardinal Suenens, A New Pentecost? New York: The Seabury Press. #7 in Popularity.

1987 – Howard Ervin, Spirit Baptism. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson.

1972 – J. Rodman Williams, The Pentecostal Reality. Plainfield, NJ: Logos International.

1976 – Russell Spittler, ed., Perspectives on the New Pentecostalism. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker.

1990 – John Rea, The Holy Spirit in the Bible. Lake Mary, FL: Creation House.

1993 – Gary Greig and Kevin Springer, eds., The Kingdom and the Power. Ventura, CA: Regal Books. Very powerful collection of chapters and articles by Charismatic and Third Wave theologians. Good bibliography–contains some good Charismatic books.

1996 – J. Rodman Williams, Renewal Theology: Systematic Theology from a Charismatic Perspective. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

1999 – L. Thomas Holdcroft, The Holy Spirit: A Pentecostal Interpretation. Abbotsford, BC: CeeTeC Publishing. Contains a very thorough bibliography of Pentecostal and Charismatic books on the Holy Spirit and spiritual gifts.


About John Boruff

John Boruff is the founder of, a husband, father, and sometimes an open air preacher. He graduated from UNC Pembroke in 2008 with a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion and views himself as a Baptistic Pentecostal. As a Christian, he feels connected with all members of the body of Christ, but can identify the most with churches like the Assemblies of God and the Vineyard. In 2015, he released "The Gospel of Jesus Christ," which is meant to be a Bible study for open air preaching. For his other writings, search articles on this site or see the E-Books section.
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