This volume will be welcomed by others teaching in the field. It is clearly organised, with helpful introductions to the various sections provided by the two editors. (...) The book also contains an annotated bibliography, a glossary and a timeline, all of which will prove useful to students." Alister Chapman, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY, January 2005. "This is an important book that fills a real void, especially as a textbook." Robert Cornwall, Santa Barbara, CA, Review in Religion and Theology, September 2005.
"This is a well-presented book which provides the reader with some primary texts that deal with Pentecostalism and the Charismatic movement. The editors have done much research in tracking down suitable writings for this book. (...) It is a valuable resource for all those who wish to study something about Pentecostalism from primary writings, and secondly, it alerts students and scholars as to the available primary sources for further research." G.Goosen, Sydney, Journal of Empirical Theology, Vol.18.2 (2005).
"This is an excellent collection, and Kay and Dyer are to be congratulated. I warmly commend it to students and teachers. As religious educators we hear much about how religion should be represented in the classroom; and we sometimes hear calls for a study of small and idiosyncratic groups to be included in religious education. Few, however, complain that one of the largest and fastest growing traditions within Christianity barely receives a mention. Perhaps this is because students and student teachers are deprived of courses on Pentecostalism and the Charismatic movement for want of adequate resources and texts. The production of this reader by Kay and Dyer will both provide a much-needed teaching resource and hopefully stimulate the study of both movements in the classroom. " Dr Philip Barnes, King's College London, PNEUMA
"Given the persistent proliferation of Pentecostals and charismatics worldwide, the Christian church is impoverished if it does not listen seriously to what they have to say. This book is an excellent resource to help the church do that." Jeromey Q.Martini, New College, Edinburgh, The Expository Times, June 2006, 117:9.