The Introvert Charismatic
The Gift of Introversion in a Noisy Church
In charismatic circles, exuberance is the norm. But what about introverts who quietly exercise the gifts of the Spirit?
Extrovert characters, exuberant worship, large crowds and noisy fellowship seem central to charismatic churches--but do we really need to shout before God will move in power?
Introverts can find charismatic culture off-putting, even disagreeable, and yet love what God is doing. How can they engage in a healthy manner? Is introversion something to be overcome, grown out of, even healed?
"It is none of those things," emphasizes Mark Tanner. "Introversion is a creation gift. It is part of the image of God." He explores the richness of worshipping God with the personality you have been given. The Church, the Kingdom, and the world need charismatic introverts, and this book is a thoughtful and practical guide for introverts and extroverts alike.
Revd. Mark Tanner is Warden of Cranmer Hall, Durham University. He has been Area Dean of Ripon, Chaplain to 21 Engineer Regiment, and vicar of a church in the red light district of Doncaster. He is a leader in the North and East network for New Wine, and has written various Grove Booklets.