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By William Ballard
Book: Jubilee Edition: United We Stand (AFF)
If you are new to the United Pentecostal Church International then this book is definitely one that you should have on your book shelf.
This newly edition is authored by Charles Clanton, the son of original author Arthur Clanton.
Paperback Book Price: $13.99
E-Book Price: $9.99 (AFF)
Who Is This Book For?
This book is for anyone who is new to the Oneness Pentecostal movement and those interested in modern church history. It is also recommend reading for anyone who is seeking ministerial license with the United Pentecostal Church International.
Is this the first time you have ever heard of the Oneness Pentecostals? Is it the first time you have ever heard of the United Pentecostal Church International?
Perhaps you have been a part of a local United Pentecostal Church and have felt the call of God on your life for ministry. Or perhaps you have been a part of the United Pentecostal Church family for some time but have not had the chance to be informed of the glorious history that brought the United Pentecostal Church International into fruition.
If you can say yes to any of these scenarios then this book is for you.
What It Will Help You Do?
This book will reveal to you the glorious birth of the United Pentecostal Church International as well as inform you on the beginning of the rise of the Oneness Pentecostal movement and to where it is today.
This book looks back into the heritage of the United Pentecostal Church International and will cultivate a great spirit of appreciation and pride in the organization you are a part of (and soon to be a part of).
This book is made up into two parts:
In the first part of this book, you will uncover the history of the Oneness Pentecostal movement (although not exhaustive) and the different events that lead to the final Merger that gave birth to the United Pentecostal Church International. In the second part, you will be exposed to the first fifty years that has made the UPCI what it is today.
If you have not been aware of the impact that the UPCI has had all across the world then what you are about to read will amaze you. I do not believe that any other religious organization has ever had a heartbeat for souls and for bringing the whole Gospel to the whole world like the UPCI.
The Best Part
To be completely honest with you, I am still relatively new to the UPCI and to the Oneness Pentecostal movement, for I was raised up in the Assemblies of God, which do have some similar doctrinal beliefs, but in my opinion have comprised a lot in their standards on Holiness, and do not baptize in the wonderful and only saving name of Jesus Christ.
Some of you have heard my testimony, and have heard the story of how I came to become an Apostolic Christian believer (If not, you can read it HERE), but it was amazing to me to read how the Assemblies of God was, at one time, a part of the Oneness Movement.
But the best part of this book, in my opinion, is being able to read up on the history of such an organization that truly has the only purpose and heartfelt desire to bring the whole Gospel to the whole world. Plus, author Clanton records some brief biographies of some of the greatest pioneers of the Oneness movement, and I don't know about you, but I am a huge fan of biographies because I love reading up on great men of God and what they did for the Kingdom of God.
What Would Make It Even Better?
Now, as for negatives, some of the dates did not match up (at least to how I read it). In other words, in some areas Mr. Clanton records that one man of God was in one position of organizational leadership at the same time as another.
Now, I could be mistaken in how I read the manuscript, but from what I can see, it doesn't make much sense that two men can occupy one position at the same time. So, with that said, I think this area of the book needs to be revised for clarification.
But, again, it could just be me and how I read it.
How It Changed My Life
In my opinion, this book is incredible and I really enjoyed reading it. As I said earlier, I am still relatively new to the UPCI and so when I read this book I saw it as a real treat to get to read up on the history of this great organization that I am now a part of. After reading it I can't be more proud to be a part of this organization and what it is trying to do for the Kingdom of God.
I have felt the call of God on my life for ministry for some time now and new that I wanted to read this book for awhile, and so you can imagine how thrilled I was to receive this book and the rest of the Local License reading material.
And, in the order of how I read them, this is the last book in the local license recommend reading material so if you want to be caught up, I will include the list to the other book reviews in this series below.
United We Stand (AFF) is a book that was written for any Oneness Pentecostal believer, whether or not you are involved in ministry or a faithful member of a local UPCI church. Mr. Clanton really wanted to share the history of this great organization and has succeed in doing so with this incredible book.
I highly recommend, if you have not already done so, to get your hands on a copy of United We Stand (AFF) and let it spark a spirit of appreciation and pride in the organization that you are a part of. And I encourage you to really pay close attention to the biographies of the great pioneers mentioned, for I found them to be one of the best parts of the book. Think of this section as my recommend gift to you.
Now Over to You...
Have you read United We Stand? (AFF) If so, share how it has changed your life in the comments below. And don't forget to share this review with your friends and everyone you think would benefit from it.
UPCI Local License Reading Requirement Book Reviews:
Book Review: The Oneness of God
Book Review: Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages
Book Review: Living and Leading in Ministry
Book Review: Understanding God's Word: An Apostolic Approach to Interpreting the Bible
Book Review: Practical Holiness - A Second Look, By Rev. David K. Bernard
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About William Ballard
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