Gooren, “Is it the Spirit Moving”

Gooren, Henri. 2013. Is It the Spirit Moving, Or Is It Just That Burrito From Lunch? A Review Essay of T.M. Luhrmann’s When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship to God. Pastoral Psychology.

Abstract: T. M. Luhrmann sets out to explore a crucial theme in contemporary evangelical Protestantism: the process by which members of the so-called “new paradigm” churches not only learn how to pray to God but also how to engage God in entire conversations. Luhrmann analyzes how prayer, visions, therapeutic practices, and spirituality play a part in this process. Beautifully written and compellingly told, When God Talks Back deserves the widest possible audience.