By Ayo Emmanuel Efodigbue Ph.D.
Rev. Dr. Maurice J. Nutt, C.Ss.R.
Director - Institute for Black Catholic Studies
Xavier collage of Louisiana
Ayo Efodigbue’s biblical and ancient examine indicates how charisms - presents of the Spirit for the nice of the Church – built within the Church’s theology and perform. It emerges from his own and pastoral event of the charisms at paintings in neighborhood church buildings in the course of the global. This critical-reflective process leads to a persuasive and strong argument for the renewal of charisms within the Church and its participants. therefore, it makes a invaluable contribution to the Church’s ministry and the “new evangelization” that starts with and reaches out from our personal renewal within the Holy Spirit.
Evelyn R. Thibeaux
(Former) Assistant Professor
Loyola (New Orleans) Institute for Ministry
The use of charismatic presents was once universal within the early Church. even if, manifestations and perform steadily disappeared. What occurred? have been the charisms intended just for the early Church? Can using charismatic presents be reclaimed? Why no longer, because the charisms are the Church’s background? i think the charisms will be retrieved and restored for ministry within the Catholic Church this day as proven during this book.
Ayo E. Efodigbue, Ph.D., is a Missionary of St Paul priest of Nigeria considering that 1994. he's an avid lover of the Holy Spirit who has carried out revivals in Nigeria, Botswana, Liberia, England, and within the towns of Baltimore, Maryland; Flint, Orange, Beaumont, Houston, and Galveston, Texas; Houma/Thibodeaux, and Reserve in Louisiana; Chicago, Illinois; and Tallahassee, Florida. He studied on the Missionary Seminary of St Paul, Abuja, Nigeria incomes his B.Phil., in 1990, and M.Div., in 1994. In may well 2012, Efodigbue accomplished his moment Master’s measure (Magna Cum Laude) in Pastoral reports at Loyola college, New Orleans. He obtained his Ph.D. in Theological stories from Graduate Theological beginning. he's at the moment the pastor of Our mom of Mercy Ames, Texas and Sacred center Raywood, Texas.