Have you heard about the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR)? Prior to reading this book, I have not and frankly, saw no point in trying understand what they’re about. However, after I’ve read this book, my perspective about them have changed, drastically.
At first glance, I would have grouped NAR under charismatic or pentecostal. But as the authors, Douglas Geivett and Holly Pivec put forth in their book, there is a huge difference between the NAR and charismatic/pentecostal.
Geivett and Pivec has written a very helpful book in response to the NAR. First Geivett and Pivec introduces what is NAR to the readers. Some readers might be surprised to find the churches or organisation that is related to NAR from reading their book.
Geivett and Pivec then covers several key points about the NAR and also examines the same points, taking note on what the bible actually says about them. The topics covered include apostles, prophets, spiritual warfare, unity of the church, and miracles. Geivett and Pivec shows the readers clearly that whatever NAR is, what they’re teaching is certainly not from the bible.
Included also is a very helpful section for parents, pastors and those who are currently involved in NAR. Geivett and Pivec gives several helpful advices to each of the groups, especially for pastors and parents who know of other christians or if their own children are already involved in NAR churches/organisations. Geivett and Pivec helps them see that it is not only important to set the doctrines straight, but also at the same time, in our lives to live out the truths which we deem as biblical. Finally, Geivett and Pivec gives some questions that one may ask to find out if a church is involved in NAR, wisdom and tact of course must be utilised when using these questions.
Pastors and ministry leaders will want to turn to this book to have good and solid understanding of what the Word of God has to say about NAR, and also see the importance of having and doing good exegesis.
Rating: 4.5 / 5
Disclaimer: I was given this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.