Promoting the viewpoint
expressed in the book:

'Tongues Revisited: A Third Way'

by Renton Maclachlan

The Thesis:

'That Biblical tongues, are normal human languages,
normally learnt and normally spoken.'

‘Renton Maclachlan has written what I regard as an outstanding contribution to the literature on this subject. I highly recommend this book.’

Dr Ronald Nash, Professor of Philosophy and Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, Florida, and, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky. USA

Are ‘tongues’ for today? Have ‘tongues’ ceased? 
Or are the questions redundant?

What is a ‘diglossia’ – and what’s it got to do with Acts 2?

Did the speakers of Biblical ‘tongues’ know what they were saying? 

What is the ‘fruit’ the mind bears…and where is that ‘fruit’ produced…1 Cor 14:14? 

‘Sign gifts’…Is the idea even valid?

All views on ‘speaking in tongues’ must take into account the challenge of ‘Tongues Revisited’.

What some readers have said…

I’ve found it so helpful, I wanted to purchase a few copies. One for my own easy reference, and another to give away/lend out.

I still continue to push your book to as many folk as I can… 

utterly delighted with the book since reading it several years ago! 

I find myself constantly quoting your book, almost invariably with a positive response. 

There’s no question that the debate you have fired is extremely relevant…It seems you have spoken out at just the right time.

In that beautiful and thoroughly Cantonese/Chinese environment it was almost surreal the depth of wisdom and practicality – the ‘truthfulness’ – this ‘third way’  took on. 

I found a work!…charismatic nonsense has been dealt a death-blow by Renton Maclachlan and his new book ‘Tongues Revisited’.

When I first read ‘Tongues Revisited’, I was moved to laughter of happiness and a little shouting.  As I read the first 2 pages of chapter one where Renton deals with the ‘charismatic capture of language’ I felt as though I had scales fall from my eyes.  “OF COURSE!”  Prior to this, I could never put my finger on what frustrated me so…For Renton’s initiation to this concept…I am indebted…

Maclachlan has blazed a new trail in the tongues debate with a simple explanation which appears to me both plausible and convincing…  

…consistency, has supplanted confusion, conflict and contradiction…  

I…congratulate you on a well argued and important work.  

Thank you for your splendid work… 

I am on the second reading of your book… and am most impressed and thankful… 

Congratulations again on a great book…  

You put a good case for your approach, which has not been, to my knowledge, seriously argued by anyone else… 

I am closing in on finishing my second reading of your book. The second time through has been a very fruitful experience.

‘Tongues Revisited’ is available in hard-copy for $NZ15-00
However shipping is quite expensive and varies for different parts of the world, so if a hard-copy is wanted, contact me and we can work out an all up cost.

The author is interested in feedback on the view of ‘tongues’ he is promoting. Please limit length of comments to around 150 words. The author will attempt to acknowledge any correspondence received. Depending on the nature of the initial contact, he may request further information if any is offered. Brief comments on the book from those who have read it, are invited, and may be posted under ‘Miscellaneous brief reviews’, over the writers initials – or name if so requested. It would also be appreciated if those who purchase the Kindle edition could post a review on Amazon. Any more formal reviews made by individuals, or for Christian radio, papers, or magazines, websites, etc, may be forwarded so they can be posted under ‘Reviews’.  Such reviews of course will require, name, date, edition, etc of the publication, and the name of the reviewer.