I, too, was an ignorant Methodist. i never learned that I must be born again to go to heaven! But when I did, I was hungry to know more about God and my relationship with him through Jesus. John Sherrill's book opened my eyes and heart to understanding about the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues. He made it so clear to me how God works in us. He came to his conclusions by objective study, fervent belief and experience. That logic was how I needed to hear the message in order to accept it. I was able to take a huge step forward in my spiritual growth.
This is a wonderful book for someone desiring to understand the Holy Spirit and His manifestations as well as is speaking in tongues Scriptural. The author begins from an objective view but comes to understand the reality of the experience and actually experiences the work of the Holy Spirit in his life. It is short, simple, inspiring and a great add to ones library.
The inspirational stories of John & Elizabeth Sherrill have been a staple of Guideposts Magazine for the past 60-plus years. As founders of Chosen Books, the Sherrills were the first to publish Charles Colson's seminal work, Born Again. They have personally authored more than two dozen books, 3 of which appear in Christianity Today's Top 50 Books That Have Shaped Evangelicals: God's Smuggler (Brother Andrew), The Cross & The Switchblade (David Wilkerson), and The Hiding Place (Corrie Ten Boom). The book, They Speak With Other Tongues, is no exception. The authors approach the subject with all the intellectual rigor of seasoned journalists, but in the end it is the heartfelt warmth, honesty and abiding sense of hope that encourages the reader to keep reading, as the Sherrills recount their journey from skepticism to fully embracing the work of the Holy Spirit in their lives. A must-read for every believer!
As a United Methodist venturing to study and understand the gift of Tongues this book has been extreamly helpful. Getting to hear how this gift manifestes itself individualy and does not require fitting. into yet another predetermined mold, has allowed me to believe and pray for this gift of the Spirit believing that it will fit. Thank you for your honesty and insight. In Christ