Some Christians claim to be able to heal the sick and even raise the dead. Some people applaud this, while others are skeptical. Are these healers using the power of God? Are they faking? Or is their power from Satan? And what about nonbelievers who also claim to perform wonders? Are they tricksters or agents of the occult? Can we believe their claims about past lives, seeing the future, UFO encounters, and spirit channeling?
Norman L. Geisler takes a sane and solidly biblical look at miraculous healings and other amazing phenomena today. With penetrating insight, he constructs guidelines for judging whether any so-called miracle is truly from God or from the realm of the demonic. Signs and Wonders also includes material on speaking in tongues and on the use of objects in faith healing. In addition, Geisler looks carefully at the clever trickery that charlatans use to dupe and swindle people. He shows that what often passes as supernatural can be explained as merely unusual.
Here is a book for anyone who wonders about the power and the sincerity of those who claim to be wonder-workers.
Norman L. Geisler has taught at university and graduate levels for nearly fifty years and has spoken, traveled, or debated in all fifty states and in twenty-six countries. He holds a B. A. and M. A. from Wheaton College, a Th. B. from William Tyndale College and a Ph. D. in Philosophy from Loyola University.
After his studies at Wheaton, he became the graduate assistant in the Bible-Philosophy department at the college. He has since taught Bible, Apologetics and Philosophy at Detroit Bible College, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Dallas Theological Seminary, and was Dean of Liberty Center for Research and Scholarship in Lynchburg, VA. In 1992 he co-founded and served as President of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina, until 2006. Currently, he is professor of Theology and Apologetics at SES.
In addition to the books in this collection, Geisler is also the author of A General Introduction to the Bible and I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist, as well as the books in The Norman L. Geisler Apologetics Library and Norman L. Geisler’s Systematic Theology (4 vols.).