Miracles by Tim Stafford
A Journalist Looks at Modern Day Experiences of God's Power

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Award-Winning Journalist Takes a Close Lookat Modern-Day Miracles

Miracles give us hope. But while readers are fascinated by stories of miracles, they aren't always sure which ones to believe. Stafford takes a careful look at miraculous events in our modern world--some hard to accept and others hard to deny--then places them in a historical and biblical context. Along the way he explores questions about where and under what circumstances miracles occur today, and what role they should play in the lives of Christians.
 

About Tim Stafford

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Tim Stafford is a lifelong professional writer, with more than twenty published books, two of which have won Gold medallion awards. Tim serves as senior writer for Christianity Today magazine and has published hundreds of articles in that and other publications. He lives with his wife, Popie, in Santa Rosa, California. Visit his website at timstafford.wordpress.com.
 
Published July 1, 2012 by Bethany House Publishers. 225 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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Though he leaves room for readers to draw their own conclusions about the authenticity of miracles, he offers judgment on society’s interest in miracles: “We go wrong when we show a higher interest in miracles than in God.” The text has everything one would want in a book about miracles: hi...

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Examiner

By setting up this dichotomy, God is made to seem "mysterious" (allowing people to be afflicted for some great unknown good.) Thus Christians who believe God desires healing in all things are made to appear as if they are blaming innocent sick people for lack of faith.

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“Calvin made a theological judgment that those miracles were illegitimate, because he believed the gospel those churches preached was illegitimate.” Eventually Stafford considers the revival of “signs and wonders” particularly in a Pentecostal (and charismatic, though he rarely uses the word) mil...

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Gather Books

In this book, Tim Stafford offers a very reasonable, down-to-earth assessment of miracles as well as some observations about miracles as they relate to faith.

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Patheos

Stafford does stop short of Calvin’s condemnation of all post-biblical miracles, which would have called into question the modern-day miracles he covers in the book.

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Patheos

I am grateful to Patheos for the privilege of being part of its book club discussion of Tim Stafford’s recent book, Miracles: A Journalist Looks at Modern Day Experiences of God’s Power Miracles: A Journalist Looks at Modern Day Experiences of God’s Power (Minneapolis: Bethany House, 2012).

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