Signs, Wonders and a Baptist Preacher (Chad Norris)

4/5 Paper Movement Stars

For someone who comes from a very conservative, highly non-charismatic church it’s natural to have a lot of flags do up when the subject of supernatural things happening in Jesus’ name comes up. And that’s what this book is about. Oh boy.


Chad’s a very conversational, engaging, ‘human’ writer. He seems like an ordinary guy. You can understand him, you can connect. He doesn’t seem arrogent or pushy. He’s gentle. Whew.


Chad doesn’t hold back with what he believes, yet he makes it clear that he’s not a whack-o who’s gone completely off of the rails. He knows that what he has to say just well may get you immediately writing him off. In fact, he might even be scared about that. Numerous times throughout the book he stresses that he’s not trying to scare you, be creepy and weird, etc. He believes in Christians seeing God working in ways that he believes is biblical, not in ways contrary to God’s Word. So no, no crazy, loud, out of control, mayhem services at his church.

This is a great book to get you thinking and asking questions. Chad doesn’t believe that believers seeing God work in miraculous ways are the chief reason we exist. He doesn’t necessarily believe you’re a subpar Christian because you don’t expect to ever see God work an obvious miracle.

But he wants you to consider it. He wants you to get to know God better. I think he does a great job. You made me think, and it wasn’t that scary. Thanks Chad.

I received a complementary review copy of this book courtesy of the publisher, Chosen Books.

Signs, Wonders and a Baptist Preacher (Chad Norris)

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