This Biblical and "sane" study of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit is a must read for all Christians. It is especially suited for those who are either new to the Full Gospel/Pentecostal faith or who are struggling in a "Post" Pentecostal denomination that is no longer contending for the faith once delivered. Donald Gee argues for a plain text reading of scripture (he calls it a "sane reading") that keeps everything in context and compares Biblical doctrine to early church practice as documented in the Book of Acts and the writings of early church fathers. He also acknowledges the often bizarre and non-Biblical practices that infiltrated the modern Pentecostal Movement in its earliest days and have, unfortunately, remained in some circles down to the present hour. Yet he never "throws out the baby with the bathwater" preferring to keep to Paul's admonition from 1 Corinthians 14:39, "Therefore, my brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak in tongues."
Among early Pentecostal pioneers, Donald Gee (1891–1966) was known as a man of integrity, great faith and sound Biblical scholarship. An Englishman, Gee was called "the Apostle of Balance" for his ability to focus on the clear teaching of scripture in presenting a Pentecostal faith that was free from the errors of both "Charismaniacs" (those who promote bizarre, extra-Biblical spiritual experiences) and "Cessationists" (Those who would teach that spiritual gifts have either ceased to function in the church or need to be restrained to the point of non-existence). As one of the pioneers of modern Pentecostalism whose life spanned virtually the entire life of the movement, Gee saw it grow from a fringe doctrinal group branded as fanatics by mainstream Christianity to become the fastest growing movement in Church history. From back alley assemblies and store front churches to the staid assemblies of traditional Protestant denominations and ornate cathedrals of Romanism, Gee witnessed it all and was often a prominent leader in the middle of the action. For that reason alone, this classic work should be read by all believers everywhere. Highly recommended.