Post-Charismatic


In growing numbers, people from charismatic backgrounds have fled churches that they once found to be sources of life. In almost every instance, what was ultimately behind the dysfunction that drove them away was some form of twisted theology.

Theology is simply our beliefs about God. What we think God is like directly impacts how we believe He interacts with us, what He expects of us, and how we are to interact with each other. Belief shapes behavior.

And if our beliefs are inaccurate, we will (even with the best of intentions and a sincere love for Jesus) behave in ways that aren’t how God intended. Multiply the effect of bad theology and behavior throughout a local church, or an entire denomination, and the result is chaos.
“A bruised reed He will not break, and a smoldering wick He will not snuff out, till He has brought justice through to victory." (Matthew 12:20)
Post-Charismatic 2.0 is for all the bruised reeds and smoldering wicks in the charismatic part of the Body of Christ. I hope that by reading this book, you will gain a deeper understanding of your own journey. But more than that, I pray you will find encouragement to continue to pursue the Spirit-filled life (but without the baggage).

~ from the foreward ~

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“Engaging, enlightening, and encouraging. McAlpine shares an historical perspective that is both tough on issues and kind to people. Post-Charismatic 2.0 has challenged me to evaluate teaching and practice while actively seeking and participating in the continued work of the Spirit. Highly recommended!”
~ Mark Stokes (Kelowna Vineyard, Canada)
“McAlpine offers an honest critique of the imbalances of the Charismatic movements, but he never uses those imbalances as a spear to impale the notion of the continuation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. I found the writing style to be incredibly honest, but incredibly gracious and emotionally mature.”
~ Kenny Burchard (full review at ThinkTheology.org)
“Robby carefully exposes some of the errors found in parts of the charismatic church, but rather than just blowing things apart, carefully offers passionate, reasonable, Spirit-filled and biblical alternatives. This book is challenging - particularly if you have grown up or been immersed in certain kinds of churches - but well worth your time.”
~ Thomas Creedy (full review at Thomas Creedy)
“I have read both the first and second editions of this book and I can’t express how impressed I am with Rob’s balanced and fair treatment of the issues. A must read!”
~ Mike Horn (The River Church, Fresno CA)

available in paperback and e-book