He Has Anointed Me is written in a clear and practical way and is intended to help people, both within and outside the Charismatic Renewal, to understand important aspects of its distinctive and influential spirituality.
The Pentecostal, Charismatic and Neocharismatic movements have experienced dramatic growth in the last 100 years. It is estimated that in 2000 the combined membership was 523,767,400. Speaking at the Charismatic Renewal, which began shortly after Vatican II, Popes Paul VI and John Paul II described it as a Chance for the Church and the world. While this book is written from a Catholic perspective it is ecumenical in approach. Its 25 chapters explore subjects such as the divine indwelling, exorcism, social justice, evangelization, and a number of the gifts of the Spirit, including tongues, faith, miracle working, prophecy, healing, and words of knowledge.
Pat Collins CM belongs to the Congregation of the Mission, known as the Vincentians. He has preached in twenty-six countries, conducted parish missions, and helped to establish the Alpha Course in Ireland. Having completed an STL degree in the new evangelisation he is currently exploring how to rekindle the faith in ways that are new in ardour, method and forms of expression. He is the author of several books including the highly praised "Unveiling the Heart: How to Overcome Evil in the Christian Life" (Veritas, 1995).
Fr Pat has the rare ability among academics to be able to communicate spiritual truths in an accessible and interesting way for the non-specialist. The renewal needs apologists like Fr. Pat and those who have questions about the Charismatic Renewal will find useful answers among these pages.
- Kristina Cooper, Editor GoodNews Magazine