I just checked. Jon Ruthven’s book On the Cessation of the Charismata, which I’ve been raving so about, can’t be bought, not even for ready money. has one used copy available, for $109. It’s a 270 page book! That’s 40 cents a page! You’d figure for money like that, they’d consider publishing a second edition.

I am seriously contemplating writing Dr. Ruthven a note to see if he knows how to get a copy. How can I recommend this book to all my friends if nobody can buy it?

I do intend to do a review of it still, but I’m still getting settled and prepping myself for the next semester.

Author: KB French

Formerly many things, including theology student, mime, jr. high Latin teacher, and Army logistics officer. Currently in the National Guard, and employed as a civilian... somewhere

9 thoughts on “Sigh…”

  1. I don’t know him. But I’ll add his blog to my list. I’ve been trying to get together an association of GordonConwell bloggers, but it’s been slow going.


  2. Hi,

    I’ve got a copy of the book I would be willing to send to you. I’ve read it, and tend not to keep all the books I read. Email me if you are interested. If I know it will be read, I am happy to give it away.



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  4. Oh joy!! My expanded and edited book (On the Cessation of the Charismata) is now available free from the above website. I added an important appendix showing that the central theme of Acts (certainly the punchline of the Pentecost sermon) seems to be based on a neglected prophecy of the new covenant: Isa 59:21. Love to get your feedback.


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