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An Eyewitness Remembers the Century of the Holy Spirit by Vinson Synan

Saturday, June 19th, 2010 by Tess Brunmeier

Vinson Synan, An Eyewitness Remembers the Century of the Holy Spirit. Grand Rapids, MI: Chosen Books, 2010. 206 pp. $17.99.

Vinson Synan has written a delightful new book in which he combines historical events of Pentecostal and charismatic history with his own memories of the people, places, and events surrounding them. Many of the historical facts in this book he takes from some of his other sixteen published books, but what is new is the addition of his anecdotes and personal reflections on these events, as well as his predictions for the future. Although Synan was born in 1934, he begins with the Azusa Street revival of 1906 and traces his family and denominational roots to show how he is a “child of Azusa.” He may not have been an eyewitness to all the events, but he recounts many fascinating renewal moments by the Holy Spirit, both within the church and within himself by finding links to past revivals and ideas to help understand the “new” revival. Read the rest of this entry »