The Introvert Charismatic: The Gift of Introversion in a Noisy Church
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About "The Introvert Charismatic: The Gift of Introversion in a Noisy Church"
The Christian world - most notably in charismatic and evangelical circles - seems dominated by extroverts. Those who are easy with exuberant worship, relish large crowds and are recharged by fellowship seem to set the tone. Introverts - those who recharge their batteries in private - can find charismatic culture, on occasions, shallow, loud, driven and insensitive, but yet love the things that God is doing. Those whose faith is at its most meaningful in private worship or one-to-one conversation can easily feel excluded - as if they need to shout before God will move in power. Is introversion a sin to be forgiven, an illness to be healed or an oppression to be defeated? "It is none of those things," emphasizes Mark Tanner. "Introversion is a creation gift. It is part of the image of God." This book will be a means of freedom to those who read it: It is right to worship God with the nature you have been given; the Holy Spirit wants to use introverts; the world and the Church need them - they are a gift.
Meet the Author
Revd. Mark Tanner is Warden of Cranmer Hall, Durham University. He has been Area Dean of Ripon, Chaplain to 21 Engineer Regiment, and vicar of a church in the red light district of Doncaster. He is a leader in the North and East network for New Wine, and has written various Grove Booklets. A