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This page will display the book reviews from every issue of Encounter in a combined collection and in alphabetical order by author's last name.

AlexanderAlexander, Paul. Christ at the Checkpoint: Theology in the Service of Justice and Peace (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1, summer 2012)
AlexanderAlexander, Paul. Peace to War: Shifting Allegiances in the Assemblies of God. (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 6, no. 1, summer 2009)
AndersonAnderson, Allan Heaton. To the Ends of the Earth: Pentecostalism and the Transformation of World Christianity (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1 winter 2013)
AttanasiAttanasi, Katherine, and Amos Yong, eds. Pentecostalism and Prosperity: The Socioeconomics of the Global Charismatic Movement, Christianities of the World 1 (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1, summer 2012)
AustinAustin, Denise A. Kingdom-Minded People: Christian Identity and the Contributions of Chinese Business Christians (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1, summer 2012)
BeilbyBeilby, James K. , Thinking About Christian Apologetics: What It Is and Why We Do It (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2011) 214 pages. (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1, summer 2012)
BeilbyBeilby, James K., and Paul Rhodes Eddy, eds., The Historical Jesus: Five Views (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 7, no. 1, summer 2010)
BerryBerry, Carmen Renee. The Unauthorized Guide to Choosing a Church (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 1, no. 1, summer 2004)

BirgeBirge, Mary Katherine, Brian G. Henning, Rodica M. M. Stoicoiu, and Ryan Taylor. Genesis Evolution and the Search for A Reasoned Faith (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 8, no. 1, summer 2011)

Boyd Boyd, Gregory. Myth of a Christian Nation (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 7, no. 1, summer 2010)

BrownBrown, Candy Gunther, ed. Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1, summer 2012)
BrownBrown, Candy Gunther, ed. Testing Prayer: Science and Healing (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1 winter 2013)
ButrinButrin, Joann. From the Roots Up: A Closer Look at Compassion and Justice in Missions (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 8, no. 1, summer 2011)

CartledgeCartledge, David.  The Apostolic Revolution:  The Restoration of Apostles and Prophets in the Assemblies of God in Australia (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 2, no. 1, winter 2005). 

ChoungChoung, James. True Story: A Christianity Worth Believing In (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1, summer 2012)
ClarkClark, Paul. German Pentecostal Church Planting, 1945-2005: Implications for Intentional Mission in the Twenty-First Century (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1, summer 2012)
ClarkeClarke, Andrew D. Serve the Community of the Church: Christians as Leaders and Ministers. (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 1, no. 1, summer 2004)
CliftonClifton, Shane. Pentecostal Churches in Transition, vol. 3 of Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 8, no. 1, summer 2011)
CloudCloud, Henry, and John Townsend. How People Grow: What the Bible Reveals About Personal Growth (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 1, no. 1, summer 2004)
CollinsCollins, Kenneth J. Power, Politics and the Fragmentation of Evangelicalism: From the Scopes Trial to the Obama Administration (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1 winter
2013
)
ConnConn, Harvie M. & Manuel Ortiz, Urban Ministry: The Kingdom, the City and the People of God (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 7, no. 1, summer 2010)
CrepsCreps, Earl. Reverse Mentoring: How Young Leaders Can Transform the Church and Why We Should Let Them (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 5, winter 2008)
CymbalaCymbala, Jim. Breakthrough Prayer: The Secret of Receiving What You Need From God (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 1, no. 1, summer 2004)
DeYoungDeYoung, Kevin, and Ted Kluck. Why We're Not Emergent (by Two Guys Who Should Be) (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 5, winter 2008)
EricksonErickson, Richard J. A Beginner’s Guide to New Testament Exegesis: Taking the Fear out of the Critical Method.(Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 6, no. 1, summer 2009)
FeeFee, Gordon. Revelation (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1, summer 2012)
FirthFirth, David G., and Paul D. Wegner. Presence, Power, and Promise: The Role of the Spirit of God in the Old Testament (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1, summer 2012)
GillGill, Deborah M., and Barbara Cavaness. God’s Women—Then and Now (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 1, no. 1, summer 2004)
GoldingayGoldingay, John. Old Testament Theology. Vol. 1, Israel’s Gospel (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1 winter 2013)
GoodallGoodall,Wayde. Why Great Men Fall (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 1, no. 1, summer 2006)

GrenzGrenz, Stanley J. What Christians Really Believe and Why (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 1, no. 1, summer 2006)

HaasHaas, Peter. Pharisectomy: How to Joyfully Remove Your Inner Pharisee and Other Religiously Transmitted Diseases (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1, summer 2012)
Haya-PratsHaya-Prats, Gonzalo. Empowered Believers: The Holy Spirit in the Book of Acts (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1, summer 2012)
Hejzlar Hejzlar, Pavel. Two Paradigms for Divine Healing: Fred F. Bosworth, Kenneth E. Hagin, Agnes Sanford, and Francis MacNutt in Dialogue, vol. 4 of Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 8, no. 1, summer 2011)
Helyer Helyer, Larry R. The Witness of Jesus, Paul and John: An Exploration in Biblical Theology (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 7, no. 1, summer 2010)
Hesselgrave Hesselgrave, David J., and Ed Stetzer. Missionshift: Global Mission Issues in the Third Millennium (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 8, no. 1, summer 2011)

HillHill, Elijah L. Women Come Alive (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 1, no. 1, summer 2006)

Hollinghurst Hollinghurst, Steve. Mission Shaped Evangelism: The Gospel in Contemporary Culture (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 7, no. 1, summer 2010)
IlibagizaIlibagiza, Immaculée. Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 7, no. 1, summer 2010)
JacobsenJacobsen, Douglas, editor. A Reader in Pentecostal Theology. (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 6, no. 1, summer 2009)
JenkinsJenkins, Philip. The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 1, no. 2, fall 2004)
KapicKapic, Kelly M. A Little Book for New Theologians: Why and How to Study Theology (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1 winter 2013)
KärkkäinenKärkkäinen, Veli-Matti. The Spirit of the World: Emerging Pentecostal Theologies in Global Context (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1 winter 2013)
KayKay, William K., and Anne E. Dyer, eds. European Pentecostalism (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1, summer 2012)
KeenerKeener, Craig S. 1—2 Corinthians [The New Cambridge Bible Commentary; Ben Witherington III, gen. ed.] (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 1, no. 1, summer 2006)
KellerKeller, Timothy. The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 8, no. 1, summer 2011)
KimmelKimmel, Tim. Grace-Based Parenting (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 4, no. 1, fall 2007)

LaLondLaLond, Jr., Daniel. The Lying Promise (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 1, no. 1, summer 2006)

LencioniLencioni, Patrick. Death by Meeting (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 1, no. 2, fall 2004)
LieLie, Geir, editor. Norsk pinsekristendom og karismatisk fornyelse: Ettbinds oppslagsverk (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 4, no. 1, fall 2007)
LordLord, Andy. Network Church: A Pentecostal Ecclesiology Shaped by Mission (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1 winter 2013)
MacchiaMacchia, Frank. Justified in the Spirit: Creation, Redemption, and the Triune God, PentecostalManifestos Series, ed. James K. A. Smith and Amos Yong (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1, summer 2012)
MarshallMarshall, I. Howard. 1 Peter. The IVP New Testament Commentary Series(Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 1, no. 1, summer 2004)
McDonellMcDonnell, Faith J. and Grace Akallp. Girl Soldier: A Story of Hope for Northern Uganda’s Children. (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 6, no. 1, summer 2009)
McGeeMcGee, Gary B. Miracles, Missions & American Pentecostalism (American Society of Missiology) (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 8, no. 1, summer 2011)
McLarenMcLaren, Brian D. A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions That Are Transforming the Faith (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 8, no. 1, summer 2011)
McMinnMcMinn, Lisa Graham, and Megan Ann Neff. Walking Gently on the Earth (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 8, no. 1, summer 2011)
McNealMcNeal, Reggie. The Present Future: Six Tough Questions for the Church (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 1, no. 2, fall 2004)
MittelstadtMittelstadt, Martin William, and Geoff Sutton, eds. Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Restoration: Multidisciplinary Studies from a Pentecostal Perspective (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 8, no. 1, summer 2011)
MittelstadtMittelstadt, Martin William. Reading Luke-Acts in the Pentecostal Tradition (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 7, no. 1, summer 2010)

MooreMoore, S. David . The Shepherding Movement: Controversy and Charismatic Ecclesiology (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 1, no. 1, summer 2006)

NelsonNelson, Peter K. Spiritual Formation: Ever Forming, Never Formed (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1 winter 2013)
NewbergerNewberger, Kenneth C., Hope in the Face of Conflict: Making Peace with Others in the Way God Makes Peace With Us (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 7, no. 1, summer 2010)

NoelNoel, Bradley Truman. Pentecostals, Hermeneutics and Postmodernism: Comparisons and Contemporary Impact (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 8, no. 1, summer 2011)

PalauPalau, Luis, and Timothy L. Robnett. Telling the Story: Evangelism for the Next Generation. (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 6, no. 1, summer 2009)
PiperPiper, John. Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 8, no. 1, summer 2011)
PolomaPoloma, Margaret, and John C. Green. The Assemblies of God: Godly Love and the Revitalization of American Pentecostalism (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 8, no. 1, summer 2011)
PricePrice, Lynne. Theology Out of Place: A Theological Biography of Walter J. Hollenweger. Journal of Pentecostal Theology Supplement Series 23. (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 1, no. 1, summer 2004)
ProvanProvan, Iain. V. Philips Long, and Tremper Longman III. A Biblical History of Israel (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 1, no. 2, fall 2004)
RichieRichie, Tony. Speaking by the Spirit: A Pentecostal Model for Interreligious Dialogue (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1, summer 2012)
richieRichie, Tony. Toward a Pentecostal Theology of Religions: Encountering Cornelius Today (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1 winter 2013)
RichterRichter, Sandra L. The Epic of Eden: A Christian Entry into the Old Testament. (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 6, no. 1, summer 2009)
RobertsRoberts, Vaughan. Authentic Church: True Spirituality in a Culture of Counterfeits (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1, summer 2012)
RodinRodin, Scott R. The Steward Leader: Transforming People, Organizations and Communities (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 7, no. 1, summer 2010)
SatyavrataSatyavrata, Ivan. The Holy Spirit: Lord and Life-giver (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 7, no. 1, summer 2010)
ScottScott, Robert. Questions Muslims Ask: What Christians Actually Do (and Don’t) Believe (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1, summer 2012)
SeitzSeitz, Christopher. Word Without End: The Old Testament as Abiding Theological Witness (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1, summer 2012)
ShermanSherman, Amy L. , Kingdom Calling: Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1, summer 2012)
SmithSmith, James K. A., and Amos Yong, eds. Thinking in Tongues: Pentecostal Contributions to Christian Philosophy (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 8, no. 1, summer 2011)
SteinStein, Robert H. A Basic Guide to Interpreting the Bible: Playing by the Rules (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 1, no. 1, summer 2004)
StephensonStephenson, Lisa P. Dismantling the Dualisms for American Pentecostal Women in Ministry: A Feminist-Pneumatological Approach. Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies 9 (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1, summer 2012)
StewartStewart, Adam. Handbook of Pentecostal Christianity (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1, summer 2012)
StudebakerStudebaker, Steven M. From Pentecostal to the Triune God: A Pentecostal Trinitarian Theology (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1 winter 2013)

TabbTabb, Mark. Mission to Oz: Reaching Postmoderns Without Losing Your Way (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 1, no. 2, fall 2004)

TeplinskyTeplinsky, Sandra. Israel’s Anointing: Your Inheritance and End-Time Destiny through Israel. (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 6, no. 1, summer 2009)
VondeyVondey, Wolfgang. Beyond Pentecostalism: The Crisis of Global Christianity and the Renewal of the Theological Agenda, Pentecostal Manifestos, Series Editors: James K. A. Smith and Amos Yong (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 8, no. 1, summer 2011)
wagnerWagner, C. Peter. Changing Church: How God Is Leading His Church into the Future (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 2, no. 1, winter 2005). 
WaltonWalton, John H. The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 7, no. 1, summer 2010)
WaribokoWariboko, Nimi. The Pentecostal Principle: Ethical Methodology in New Spirit (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1,
summer 2012
)
wilkinsonWilkinson, Michael, ed. Global Pentecostal Movements: Migration, Mission, and Public Religion (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1 winter 2013)
wilkinsonWilkinson, Michael, and Peter Althouse, eds. Winds from the North: Canadian Contributions to the Pentecostal Movement (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1, summer 2012)
wilsonWilson, Scott. Act Normal (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1 winter
2013
)
WrightWright, Christopher J.H. The God I Don’t Understand: Reflections on Tough Questions of Faith (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 7, no. 1, summer 2010)
WrightWright, Christopher J.H. The God I Don’t Understand: Reflections on Tough Questions of Faith. (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 6, no. 1, summer 2009)
WrightWright, Christopher J.H. The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible’s Grand Narrative (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 7, no. 1, summer 2010)

WrightWright, Nigel Goring. A Theology of the Dark Side: Putting the Power of Evil in Its Place, Revised Edition (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 1, no. 1, summer 2006)

WorkmanWorkman, Dave. The Outward Focused Life: Becoming a Servant in a Serve-Me World. (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 6, no. 1, summer 2009)
YoderYoder,Barbara J. The Breaker Anointing (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 1, no. 1, summer 2006)
YongYong, Amos, and Estrelda Alexander, eds. Afro Pentecostalism: Black Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity in History and Culture. Religion, Race, and Ethnicity Series (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1, summer 2012)
YongYong, Amos. Global Renewal, Religious Pluralism, and the Great Commission (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 8, no. 1,
summer 2011
)
YongYong, Amos. In the Days of Caesar: Pentecostal and Political Theology (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 8, no. 1, summer 2011)
YongYong, Amos. The Spirit of Creation: Modern Science and Divine Action in the Pentecostal-Charismatic Imagination (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1, summer 2012)
YongYong, Amos. Who is the Holy Spirit: A Walk With the Apostles (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 8, no. 1, summer 2011)
YoungYoung, William P. The Shack (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 5, winter 2008)
ZimmermannZimmermann, Jens. Incarnational Humanism: A Philosophy of Culture for the Church in the World (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1 winter 2013)

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