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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.

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Alexander Alexander, Paul. Christ at the Checkpoint: Theology in the Service of Justice and Peace (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1, summer 2012)
Alexander Alexander, Paul. Peace to War: Shifting Allegiances in the Assemblies of God. (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 6, no. 1, summer 2009)
Anderson Anderson, Allan Heaton. To the Ends of the Earth: Pentecostalism and the Transformation of World Christianity (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1 winter 2013)
Attanasi Attanasi, 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)
Austin Austin, Denise A. Kingdom-Minded People: Christian Identity and the Contributions of Chinese Business Christians (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1, summer 2012)
Beilby Beilby, 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)
Beilby Beilby, James K., and Paul Rhodes Eddy, eds., The Historical Jesus: Five Views (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 7, no. 1, summer 2010)
Berry Berry, Carmen Renee. The Unauthorized Guide to Choosing a Church (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 1, no. 1, summer 2004)

Birge Birge, 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)

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

Cartledge Cartledge, 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). 

Cartledge Cartledge, Mark J..  Mediation of the Spirit: Interventions in Practical Theology (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 13, no. 1, fall 2016). 

Cartledge Castleberry, Joseph.  The New Pilgrims: How Immigrants are Renewing America's Faith and Values (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 13, no. 1, fall 2016). 

Choung Choung, James. True Story: A Christianity Worth Believing In (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1, summer 2012)
Clark Clark, 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)
Clarke Clarke, Andrew D. Serve the Community of the Church: Christians as Leaders and Ministers. (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 1, no. 1, summer 2004)
Clifton Clifton, Shane. Pentecostal Churches in Transition, vol. 3 of Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 8, no. 1, summer 2011)
Cloud Cloud, Henry, and John Townsend. How People Grow: What the Bible Reveals About Personal Growth (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 1, no. 1, summer 2004)
Collins Collins, 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
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Conn Conn, Harvie M. & Manuel Ortiz, Urban Ministry: The Kingdom, the City and the People of God (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 7, no. 1, summer 2010)
Creps Creps, Earl. Reverse Mentoring: How Young Leaders Can Transform the Church and Why We Should Let Them (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 5, winter 2008)
Cymbala Cymbala, Jim. Breakthrough Prayer: The Secret of Receiving What You Need From God (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 1, no. 1, summer 2004)
DeYoung DeYoung, Kevin, and Ted Kluck. Why We're Not Emergent (by Two Guys Who Should Be) (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 5, winter 2008)
EnnsEnns, Peter. The Sin of Certainty: Why God Desires Our Trust More Than Our "Correct" Beliefs(Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 13, no. 1, fall 2016)
Erickson Erickson, 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)
Fee Fee, Gordon. Revelation (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1, summer 2012)
Fee Felix-Jager, Steven. Pentecostal Aesthetics: Theological Reflections in a Pentecostal Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 13, no. 1, fall 2016)
Firth Firth, 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)
Gill Gill, Deborah M., and Barbara Cavaness. God’s Women—Then and Now (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 1, no. 1, summer 2004)
Goldingay Goldingay, John. Old Testament Theology. Vol. 1, Israel’s Gospel (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1 winter 2013)
Goodall Goodall,Wayde. Why Great Men Fall (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 1, no. 1, summer 2006)

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

Haas Haas, Peter. Pharisectomy: How to Joyfully Remove Your Inner Pharisee and Other Religiously Transmitted Diseases (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1, summer 2012)
Haya-Prats Haya-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)

Hill Hill, 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)
Ilibagiza Ilibagiza, Immaculée. Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 7, no. 1, summer 2010)
Jacobsen Jacobsen, Douglas, editor. A Reader in Pentecostal Theology. (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 6, no. 1, summer 2009)
Jenkins Jenkins, Philip. The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 1, no. 2, fall 2004)
KaiserKaiser, Walter C. Jr. Tough Questions about God and His Actions in the Old Testament (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 13, no. 1, fall 2016)
Kapic
                                            Kapic, Kelly M. A Little Book for New Theologians: Why and How to Study Theology (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1 winter 2013)
Kärkkäinen
                                            Kärkkäinen, Veli-Matti. The Spirit of the World: Emerging Pentecostal Theologies in Global Context (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1 winter 2013)
Kay Kay, William K., and Anne E. Dyer, eds. European Pentecostalism (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1, summer 2012)
Keener Keener, Craig S. 1—2 Corinthians [The New Cambridge Bible Commentary; Ben Witherington III, gen. ed.] (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 1, no. 1, summer 2006)
Keller Keller, Timothy. The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 8, no. 1, summer 2011)
Kimmel Kimmel, Tim. Grace-Based Parenting (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 4, no. 1, fall 2007)

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

Lencioni Lencioni, Patrick. Death by Meeting (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 1, no. 2, fall 2004)
Lie Lie, Geir, editor. Norsk pinsekristendom og karismatisk fornyelse: Ettbinds oppslagsverk (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 4, no. 1, fall 2007)
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                                            Longman III, Tremper. Old Testament Essentials: Creation, Conquest, Exile and Return (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 13, no. 1, fall 2016)
Lord
                                            Lord, Andy. Network Church: A Pentecostal Ecclesiology Shaped by Mission (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1 winter 2013)
Macchia Macchia, 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)
Marshall Marshall, I. Howard. 1 Peter. The IVP New Testament Commentary Series(Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 1, no. 1, summer 2004)
McDonell McDonnell, 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)
McGee McGee, Gary B. Miracles, Missions & American Pentecostalism (American Society of Missiology) (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 8, no. 1, summer 2011)
McLaren McLaren, Brian D. A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions That Are Transforming the Faith (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 8, no. 1, summer 2011)
McMinn McMinn, Lisa Graham, and Megan Ann Neff. Walking Gently on the Earth (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 8, no. 1, summer 2011)
McNeal McNeal, Reggie. The Present Future: Six Tough Questions for the Church (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 1, no. 2, fall 2004)
Mittelstadt Mittelstadt, 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)
Mittelstadt Mittelstadt, Martin William. Reading Luke-Acts in the Pentecostal Tradition (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 7, no. 1, summer 2010)

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

Nelson Nelson, Peter K. Spiritual Formation: Ever Forming, Never Formed (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1 winter 2013)
Newberger Newberger, 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)

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

Palau Palau, Luis, and Timothy L. Robnett. Telling the Story: Evangelism for the Next Generation. (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 6, no. 1, summer 2009)
Piper
                                            Piper, John. Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 8, no. 1, summer 2011)
Poloma Poloma, 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)
Price Price, 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)
Provan Provan, Iain. V. Philips Long, and Tremper Longman III. A Biblical History of Israel (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 1, no. 2, fall 2004)
Richie Richie, Tony. Speaking by the Spirit: A Pentecostal Model for Interreligious Dialogue (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1, summer 2012)
richie Richie, Tony. Toward a Pentecostal Theology of Religions: Encountering Cornelius Today (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1 winter 2013)
Richter Richter, Sandra L. The Epic of Eden: A Christian Entry into the Old Testament. (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 6, no. 1, summer 2009)
Roberts Roberts, Vaughan. Authentic Church: True Spirituality in a Culture of Counterfeits (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1, summer 2012)
Rodin Rodin, Scott R. The Steward Leader: Transforming People, Organizations and Communities (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 7, no. 1, summer 2010)
Satyavrata Satyavrata, Ivan. The Holy Spirit: Lord and Life-giver (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 7, no. 1, summer 2010)
SchlimmSchlimm, Matthew Richard. This Strange and Sacred Scripture: Wrestling with the Old Testament and Its Oddities (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 13, no. 1, fall 2016)
Scott Scott, Robert. Questions Muslims Ask: What Christians Actually Do (and Don’t) Believe (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1, summer 2012)
Seitz Seitz, Christopher. Word Without End: The Old Testament as Abiding Theological Witness (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1, summer 2012)
Sherman Sherman, Amy L. , Kingdom Calling: Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1, summer 2012)
SklarSklar, Jay. , Leviticus: An Introduction and Commentary(Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 13, no. 1, fall 2016)
Smith Smith, James K. A., and Amos Yong, eds. Thinking in Tongues: Pentecostal Contributions to Christian Philosophy (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 8, no. 1, summer 2011)
Stein Stein, Robert H. A Basic Guide to Interpreting the Bible: Playing by the Rules (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 1, no. 1, summer 2004)
Stephenson Stephenson, 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)
Stewart Stewart, Adam. Handbook of Pentecostal Christianity (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1, summer 2012)
Stewart Stewart, Adam. he New Canadian Pentecostals (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 13, no. 1, fall 2016)
Studebaker Studebaker, Steven M. From Pentecostal to the Triune God: A Pentecostal Trinitarian Theology (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1 winter 2013)

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

Teplinsky Teplinsky, Sandra. Israel’s Anointing: Your Inheritance and End-Time Destiny through Israel. (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 6, no. 1, summer 2009)
Vondey Vondey, 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)
wagner Wagner, C. Peter. Changing Church: How God Is Leading His Church into the Future (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 2, no. 1, winter 2005). 
Walton Walton, John H. The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 7, no. 1, summer 2010)
Wariboko Wariboko, Nimi. The Pentecostal Principle: Ethical Methodology in New Spirit (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1,
summer 2012
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                                            Wilkinson, Michael, ed. Global Pentecostal Movements: Migration, Mission, and Public Religion (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1 winter 2013)
wilkinson Wilkinson, Michael, and Peter Althouse, eds. Winds from the North: Canadian Contributions to the Pentecostal Movement (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1, summer 2012)
wilson Wilson, Scott. Act Normal (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1 winter
2013
)
Wright Wright, Christopher J.H. The God I Don’t Understand: Reflections on Tough Questions of Faith (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 7, no. 1, summer 2010)
Wright Wright, Christopher J.H. The God I Don’t Understand: Reflections on Tough Questions of Faith. (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 6, no. 1, summer 2009)
Wright Wright, Christopher J.H. The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible’s Grand Narrative (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 7, no. 1, summer 2010)

Wright Wright, 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)

Workman Workman, Dave. The Outward Focused Life: Becoming a Servant in a Serve-Me World. (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 6, no. 1, summer 2009)
Yoder Yoder,Barbara J. The Breaker Anointing (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 1, no. 1, summer 2006)
Yong Yong, 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)
Yong Yong, Amos. Global Renewal, Religious Pluralism, and the Great Commission (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 8, no. 1,
summer 2011
)
Yong Yong, Amos. In the Days of Caesar: Pentecostal and Political Theology (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 8, no. 1, summer 2011)
Yong Yong, Amos. The Spirit of Creation: Modern Science and Divine Action in the Pentecostal-Charismatic Imagination (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 9, no. 1, summer 2012)
Yong Yong, Amos. Who is the Holy Spirit: A Walk With the Apostles (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 8, no. 1, summer 2011)
Young Young, William P. The Shack (Reviewed in Encounter, vol. 5, winter 2008)
Zimmermann
                                            Zimmermann, 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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