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Discover the Biblical truth about the controversial gift of speaking in tongues!

Have you ever been told that speaking in tongues is "not for today?"

Maybe you've heard people speak in tongues...and it seemed weird. You thought to yourself, "This is too strange to be God!"

Or, maybe you believe that people can still speak in tongues today...but it's not for everybody.

Whether you're skeptical or intrigued, whether you speak in tongues or don't, this book is for you!

In Nine Lies People Believe About Speaking in Tongues, Steve Bremner biblically confronts myths about speaking in tongues head-on and answers some of the most common questions about this controversial spiritual gift.

You'll get answers to questions like:

  • Do I get baptized in the Holy Spirit at salvation...or is that another experience?
  • Is tongues only for Charismatics and Pentecostals?
  • Am I able to speak in tongues without an interpreter?
  • Can I speak in tongues whenever I want?

Discover for yourself what it means to speak in tongues and step into a whole new level of personal encounter with the Holy Spirit!

©2016 Destiny Image Publishers (P)2017 Fire Press Media

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Balanced look at tongues

Steve shares his personal experience and he gives a good understanding of ‘tongues’ in the Believer’s life. I was encouraged to use my prayer language more after listening to it.

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Accessible, Personal, Thorough

If you could sum up Nine Lies People Believe About Speaking in Tongues in three words, what would they be?

Accessible, Personal, Thorough

What was one of the most memorable moments of Nine Lies People Believe About Speaking in Tongues?

9 Lies People Believe about Speaking in Tongues is accessible to anyone from any background, especially those who are from a non-charismatic background and want to learn more about the gift of tongues. Steve is such a person who came from that background. It was very interesting to say the least to read about his journey.

Which scene was your favorite?

Now this book is not just simply someone telling about their journey into the things of the Holy Spirit it is much much more than that. He goes into scripture explaining very soundly why the gift of tongues is given to the body of Christ and how and why it is available to every believer. He goes into depth on the importance of this gift and how it is a blessing to both the believer personally and the Church as a whole.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

A couple sittings is good or while driving.

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this book to every believer non-charismatic and charismatic alike. There are very helpful insights that I learned and was greatly encouraged in my fellowship with Christ through this book. There are also some great resource links in the back.

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Surprising (vulnerable, balanced, and thorough)

Not being a subject that I give regular thought to, I honestly wasn't sure I "had time" for a whole book on it. Yet I was surprised at how quickly I was drawn into the author's personal account!

Listeners of this book will find themselves facing this issue right alongside the author, as he retells his exploration of "The Baptism of the Holy Spirit" - without vilifying good people on either side.

Being very well read (with just the right amount of humor and bonus "off script" material), this crucial message is carried to the heart of anyone serious about wanting to passionately, properly, and thoughtfully follow Jesus in the fullness of His Spirit today.

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Very thorough and informative

What did you love best about Nine Lies People Believe About Speaking in Tongues?

Steve's own story was really amazing. I loved how this started the book out!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Nine Lies People Believe About Speaking in Tongues?

Steve's testimony of becoming filled with the Spirit and beginning to speak in tongues was amazing.

What about Steve Bremner’s performance did you like?

His voice is very soothing, exceedingly easy to listen to.

Any additional comments?

This is a very thorough treatment of arguments people have against speaking in tongues. It hits this from many angles - rational, scriptural, emotional reactions, you name it.

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Nine lies is engaging and practical.

What did you love best about Nine Lies People Believe About Speaking in Tongues?

Steve's opening section of autobiography engaged me thoroughly as he described his own misunderstandings about tongues due to his conservative upbringing.

What other book might you compare Nine Lies People Believe About Speaking in Tongues to and why?

I've read other books about the topic of tongues, but most are strictly doctrinal argument. Steve bring much of his own personal experience into this book.

Which character – as performed by Steve Bremner – was your favorite?

Since he performs the book himself, he takes some liberties with the audio format. Steve pioneered podcasting long before it was popular and so has a natural ease bringing his own work to life.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Steve's anecdotes make this look at the theology behind the gift of tongues compelling.

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Nine Lies People Believe About Speaking In Tounges surprised me. I’ve read other work by the author Steve Bremner, so I expected a good read with lots of biblical truth and interesting anecdotes. But Nine Lies starts with a mini autobiographical section that so matched my own experience it shocked me.

Steve opens the book with the story of growing up in the most anti-charismatic circles imaginable, and his own journey from the fundamentalism of the Plymouth Brethren meetings to a revival school spawned by the Brownsville–Pensicola outpouring.

He walks through each of nine common misconceptions about speaking in tongues and builds a clear explanation of the joys and benefits of living in the Spirit. Through detail use of scripture, he debunks the lies and extols the benefits of speaking in tongues as a part of a daily spiritual walk with the Lord.

The book includes an appendix with step by step instructions on how to either lead someone else or enter into the baptism in the Spirit on your own.

Nine lies is engaging and practical and I recommend to anyone with questions about speaking in tongues.

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9 Lies debunked!

ve read several books on Speaking in Tongues but this is the most thorough and practical one I’ve read on the subject. The nine lies were clearly debunked by sound Biblical teaching. 9 Lies in an easy read or listen, as was my case. There is no beating you over the head to agree with him, only example after example of clear concise teachings to illustrate the points he was making. All of them sound.

I didn’t speak in tongues when I first was saved either, like Steve. It took an entire year for that gift to manifest and I wish I had read this book then; it would have set me at ease on so many levels. I recommend this book to those who, for whatever reason, don’t speak in tongues or even believe in speaking in tongues today because many of their questions will be answered. They will discover the power of this gift that is life-changing.

Besides being practical, Steve has a great sense of humor and he uses it throughout the book. For me, that is a big plus. Like Steve said, there are many humorous stories about this subject and I appreciated him “lightening up” some things with humor that otherwise tend to be so stoic and serious all the time.

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Thorough and meticulous coverage of this topic

Where does Nine Lies People Believe About Speaking in Tongues rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is the best and most thorough treatment of the topic of tongues I have read.

What other book might you compare Nine Lies People Believe About Speaking in Tongues to and why?

They Speak with Other Tongues by John L. Sherrill

What does Steve Bremner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Hearing the author tell his story in his own words added a great deal to this experience.

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Steve Bremner tells us his own story in his own words. In the process, he clearly, patiently and methodically gives a very complete and well-balanced look at what the Bible has to say about the subject and the experience of speaking with other tongues.The author's voice is articulate, pleasant and soothing, pacing is great. It adds both credibility and charm that we hear the author's own personal journey from completely unexposed and inexperienced with tongues, through exposure, learning more, then eventually having this experience himself. He states that he now helps others who wish to speak with tongues and consistently sees results. Bremner is meticulous and patient in citing texts and stories within the New Testament (OT passages are also mentioned) and helping the hearer find clear understanding and move forward into seeking and experiencing the gift of speaking with other tongues for ourselves - and thereby grow stronger and more effective in our faith and life with Jesus. Special time and attention is given to dispelling divisive and harmful myths. He also clearly and effectively differentiates and addresses the several ways tongues can be used. The author goes out of his way to bridge any gaps the hearer may have from past misinformation as well as negative or incomplete experiences. He also speaks to the theological questions frequently brought up surrounding the exercise of tongues.Thorough and meticulous. An excellent presentation on this important topic.I highly recommend this book and am encouraging friends and family to listen to it.

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Great Answers for Skeptics and Cessationists!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

What a great audiobook for seekers and skeptics alike! And by seekers I mean those interested in this gift. One of the strengths of this audiobook is Steve's story - it is so compelling and draws you in. I resonated a lot with Steve's journey as I am sure many people listening to this book will. If you are confused or have questions about the gift of speaking in tongues, I would highly recommend this audiobook. It is also a great book for those on the fence and who maybe doubt that God has this gift for them! Lastly, the appendix on how to lead someone in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is GOLD! Thank you Steve for this gem!

What does Steve Bremner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His own voice and tone telling his own story is so good! I felt like I was hanging out with Steve in his living room and hearing his journey!

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Deals with common misconceptions about tongues

This is a great introduction to speaking in tongues for those who have questions or who have been troubled by common objections to speaking in tongues. The answers are clear, thorough and Biblical. It also has some really good practical pointers on how to teach others about tongues and lead them in the baptism in the Holy Spirit.

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Great read!

This book by Steve Bremner is a great read. I both enjoy and endorse him as an author. In my many years of ministry, the same questions and beliefs seem to always appear. “What if it’s just me?” “What is the difference between speaking in tongues and praying in tongues?” “How do I engage tongues and get started speaking?” “What if I sound ridiculous?” Steve answers these questions and more in this simply, yet, articulately spoken book. Thank you Steve for another good book.