Rick Shrader‘s Review:
Dr. Pickering wrote this book in 1976. Regular Baptist Press printed a 1980 edition and recently in 2006. All non-Charismatic believers need to have a good grasp on why the miraculous gifts ceased with the passing of the Apostles and the completion of the New Testament. This is best done by a fundamental and dispensational writer like Ernest Pickering. Dr. Myron Houghton has updated the material to delineate the first, second and third “waves” of the Charismatic movement. Since Dr. Pickering died before he could include the latest wave of things such as the Vineyard movement phenomenon, Dr. Houghton has greatly enhanced the effectiveness and usability of the book by bringing it up to date. The sound doctrinal teaching is made even better.