Trying to make sense of your charismatic experience? You've probably had some truly powerful experiences, but you may have also been hurt by well-intentioned people who believed they were following God. In Strange Fire, Holy Fire, Michael Klassen provides an honest assessment of the charismatic movement and it's distinctive beliefs and practiceS, such as speaking in tongues, authority, healing and more. Growing up in the charismatic movement himself, he separates what is good and biblical about these practices, from what is human, hype, or even harmful.
Raised in the independent charismatic movement, pastor and writer Michael J. Klassen walks readers through issues and experiences common to most charismatics. These include speaking in tongues, spiritual power, authority, personal prophecy, and much more. Providing an honest and fair assessment of the movement's strengths and weaknesses, he helps readers separate the wheat from the chaff of their experiences--keeping the good and letting go of any disappointment, frustration, or pain.
Michael J. Klassen has written extensively in the charismatic and evangelical markets, including as a ghostwriter for Rick Godwin, Rod Parsley, Tommy Barnett, and others. He has also authored Prayers to Move Your Mountains and We Will Pray for Election Day and contributed to additional books and study Bibles. Michael has served as a pastor since 1987, and currently serves as the Senior Pastor of The Neighborhood Church in Littleton, Colorado. He's a graduate of Oral Roberts University and Fuller Theological Seminary. Michael and his wife, Kelley, and their three daughters live in Littleton, Colorado.