Book Review: Miracle Workers, Reformers, and the New Mystics
Miracle Workers, Reformers, and the New Mystics
By John Crowder (reviewed by Peter DeHaan)
The subtitle of this book serves as an apt description of what to expect: “How to Become Part of the Supernatural Generation.” Building upon the understanding of a Christian mystic to be “one who lived a life of deep, extensive prayer,” Crowder expands that definition to encompass “miracle workers and all who pursue a supernatural journey of divine experience.”
Towards that end, this book is essentially education by example, with over 50 mystics from the past two millennia being exposed and elucidated. The accounts of their lives, spiritual devotion, and God-powered accomplishments are inspiring and motivating.
Although a common thread among these mystics is the intentional, dedicated, and purposeful pursuit of God, the point is made “there is simply no formula for hearing God.” Nevertheless, if you want to pursue a mystical adventure, this book will get you started.
[Miracle Workers, Reformers, and the New Mystics, by John Crowder. Published by Destiny Image Publishers, 2006; ISBN: 978-0768423501; 391 pages.]
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