Vision Magazine, no 8, Mar -Apr 1975
National Charismatic Conference
I am searching for a word to express my feelings on the National Charismatic Conference in Melbourne; I guess there are two: it is exciting and amazing. After completing 38 years in the Pentecostal message, and having been persecuted for many of these years because of the message, then to see 2,500 people of all denominations coming together with the same message - man, this is exciting and amazing - amazing grace.
Bob Cornwell, World Outreach, Sydney, N.S.W.
I write to thank you for the best conference ever, and as a hardened conference goer for more than a quarter of a century, that's high praise indeed.
Rev. John Abraham, Perth, W.A.
I was in Australia on vacation during January and to my delight discovered I was in Melbourne during the Charismatic Conference. I went to most of the evening meetings and was wonderfully refreshed by the power of the Holy Spirit. ... I pray to God that the ministry of The Temple Trust will take the love of Jesus Christ throughout Australia and afar. From a joyful "starter".
K.F. Angus, Paris, France.
Praise God for your wonderful leaflet "Testing Tongues". It is the correct scriptural answer. It is honest logic. I have been looking for a reply to these misleading subtle tapes. Please pray for my husband, as he has distributed many of these tapes to ministers and many others ... I want to distribute (the leaflet) prayerfully to those whom I know have heard this tape.
Lady from Queensland.
In the last issue of your magazine, you invited readers to submit ideas on the most significant books read in the last three years. I wish to submit the following:
Best book read: "Christian Family" by Larry Christenson. Next I would say Bob Mumford's book "Take Another Look at Guidance" has been most helpful. Also I consider Dale Carnegie's two books "How to Win Friends and Influence People" and "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living" to be very useful to every Christian. Although not based on Scripture, they are full of down to earth Christian principles. For the preacher or teacher I would recommend Dale Carnegie's book "How to Develop Self Confidence and Influence People Through Public Speaking".
As you can see, my list of "most significant "books all deal basically with the problems of daily living. There is a tremendous interest in the second coming of Christ today which I gladly agree will be a wonderful event. However, it is not an excuse to "cop-out" and give up and wait for Him to return. I am more concerned with living today and raising my family in the ways of the Lord. So this naturally has influenced my choice of books.
May I in closing commend you for your magazine which I find very interesting and helpful.
Pastor Kevin Hodges Luxton Assembly, C.R.C., S.A.
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There was a request in the last Vision magazine for readers to list the three books which have been most vital to them recently. It is difficult to be specific on books, but the three most significant authors in my recent experience could be listed, chronologically, as DeVern F. Fromke with "The Ultimate Intention", "Unto Full Stature" and "No Other Foundation"; Agnes Sanford with "Healing Gifts of the Spirit", "The Healing Light" and "Sealed Orders"; and Bob Mumford with "Take Another Look at Guidance", "The Purpose of Temptation" and "The King and You".
Mrs. Betty Hocking, Canberra', A.C.T.
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