Spiritual Gifts are mentioned several times in the New Testament. Once someone accepts Christ as their Savior, they are given a spiritual gift. Though that belief is accepted, many wonder about what the gifts are, and are all of them still given today. Thomas R. Schreiner addresses these questions in Spiritual Gifts: What They Are and Why They Matter.
Schreiner gives a brief description of each gift, and ways they are used in the church. He also includes different viewpoints on some of the gifts that people question whether they are still given today or not.
As part of the book, he offers several cautions about using our gifts and working with one another. People have different gifts, and there is not one that is more important than another. Gifts are to be used in love, and to glorify God by helping others. We aren’t to use them for selfish reasons.
Having an understanding of each one better allows people to use their gifts in conjunction with each other. This book answers common questions about spiritual gifts and can help Christians learn about the purpose of each gift.
I like that Schreiner admits that he is not above correction and that that disagreements about gifts are not on the same level as salvation, so they shouldn’t be used to create rifts between fellow believers.
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions are my own.