By David K. Ringer,Wayne Warner
J. Roswell Flower used to be adrift in his overdue kids. while he surrendered himself to Jesus Christ at age nineteen, his middle discovered a house within the Pentecostal circulate. quickly his brain was once exhilarated by means of learning the Bible, church background, and theology. Slowly, he started to notice he used to be known as to complete time ministry. Attracted by way of the declaration of a practice to inspire larger cooperation between Pentecostal teams, he went to what proved to be the founding assembly of the final Council of the Assemblies of God. Flower used to be elected as secretary of the recent association. He enjoyed the Council's guiding rules of harmony, voluntary cooperation, and fellowship, which whilst secure the autonomy of neighborhood congregations. They guided his ministry for the following forty-six years as a neighborhood pastor, as a district superintendent, and as basic secretary. Flower by no means wavered in his dedication to the classical Pentecostal doctrine of the baptism within the Holy Spirit. He spent a lot time within the final 20 years of his public ministry instructing the foundations and the denomination's place on Spirit-baptism to the recent generations of Assemblies of God formative years, either within the usa and abroad.
"As the final dwelling baby of Reverend J. Roswell Flower, I desire to convey my appreciate for my father. His existence integrated elevating six young ones, all of whom entered the ministry. His instance and management encouraged us and hundreds and hundreds extra. i'm thankful for this biography. David has captured my father's center of carrier. I belief that those that learn it's going to achieve a deeper appreciation of his lifestyles and contribution to the Christian religion round the world." --David W. Flower, Reverend
"Ringer advances the reason for early Pentecostal historical past by way of making the tale of J. R. Flower obtainable either to a new release for whom 'Flower' is famous and to at least one as but unacquainted with this family's wealthy contribution."
--Lois E. Olena, D.Min. undertaking Coordinator, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
"David Ringer has written a compelling biography of J. Roswell Flower. Flower, probably greater than the other, formed the long term course of the Assemblies of God. . . . I hugely suggest each minister and layperson within the Assemblies of God learn this book."
--George O. wooden, common Superintendent, normal Council of the Assemblies of God
"David Ringer's biography of J. Roswell Flower is a striking success. Ringer brings to lifestyles this luminary of the formative part of the Assemblies of God via a sympathetic exposition of Flower's writings and accomplishments as an educator, ecumenist, denominational chief, and minister of the Word."
--Eric N. Newberg, Professor of Theological and ancient experiences, Oral Roberts University
"Here is the biography of J. Roswell Flower, whose very identify has end up synonymous with the Assemblies of God. . . . it is a must-read for all scholars of early 20th century Christian history."
--Stanley M. Burgess, writer; Professor Emeritus of spiritual reviews, Missouri kingdom University
David ok. Ringer retired from collage of the Ozarks in 2014. formerly, Ringer taught at Oral Roberts collage. He holds levels from the collage of Chicago and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.