In growing numbers, people from charismatic backgrounds have fled churches they once found to be sources of life. In almost every instance, what was ultimately behind the dysfunction which 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 which 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 by reading this book, youll 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).
Robby McAlpine writes with a positive and constructive voice. He shows us that the answer to misuse or excess concerning the Holy Spirit is not ‘no use’ but right use.
“For burned-out and hurt former charismatics, Post-Charismatic leads the way forward toward a mature and sane re-engagement with the person and work of the Holy Spirit. Post-Charismatic is not post-Holy Spirit, it is a call for post-weirdness.”
~ Bishop Todd D. Hunter (
Anglican Mission in America)

Former National Director, Vineyard Churches USA

Engaging, enlightening, and encouraging. McAlpine shares an historical perspective that is both tough on issues and kind to people. Post-Charismatic has challenged me to evaluate teaching and practice while actively seeking and participating in the work of the Spirit.
~ Mark Stokes (Kelowna Vineyard, Kelowna BC)

I have read both editions of this book and I can’t express how impressed I am with Robby’s balanced and fair treatment of the issues. A must read!
~ Mike Horn (The River Church, Fresno CA)