Synan participated in many of the developments of the charismatic and Pentecostal movements as a leader and facilitator. When he discusses those from traditions other than his own he does so objectively and charitably. For readers wanting to get an easy to read overview of the movement here and abroad, this account works well.
As a Bible teacher who loves Church history, I found this book to be an excellent look at movement of the Holy Spirit in recent times, especially the events of the Charismatic Renewal. Dr. Synan did an wonderful job of presenting the the information in an easy to read style. I read the entire book in one evening. Reading this book brought to mind fond memories of the Charismatic Renewal. It also gave me a spiritual refreshing and a longing for another mighty move of the Holy Spirit. Thank you for your diligent efforts on behalf of the Kingdom of God.