Revival – a people saturated with God, answers the question: What is ‘revival’ in the history of the Christian church and how can we distinguish a genuine work of God’s Spirit from the false claims that often distract us? The hallmarks of God’s special occasions across the centuries and across the continents were gathered together to present a thrilling account of God’s great work in spiritual revival.
‘This treasure trove well-deserves a place in every Christian home. Following the Old Testament example of praying for a spiritual awakening by hearing what God did in the past, the narratives and testimonies of revival unmask our spiritual poverty and fuel a desire for God to awaken us today to pray that he will “in wrath remember mercy”.’
Sinclair Ferguson, Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic Theology at the Reformed Theological Seminary and Teaching Fellow, Ligonier Ministries.
‘In researching the history of revivals we hear another language almost unknown in the modern church with its emphasis on methodology and management. I defy you to read this excellent book and not long with fresh urgency for God to come with revival and to do in our generation what he has repeatedly done in the past.’
Terry Virgo, Preacher, writer and founder of Newfrontiers.
‘Here is a thrilling account of God’s special work in revival over many centuries. It is a wise guide to interpreting these events, helpfully bringing together the common factors and sovereignty of God and critiquing some of the excesses that may accompany revival. I encourage everyone to read this book. It will stir our hearts to long for more of the felt presence of God.’
John Stevens, National Director, The Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches.
‘This is a much-needed book because of the spiritual state of the Western world. The first need of today’s church is to know a genuine move of the Spirit of God, glorifying Jesus, reenergizing God’s people, and saving multitudes of the lost. We are reminded of the reality of God-given revival and its possibility for our day. May the Lord encourage us to hunger and pray for God’s revival power.’
Michael A G Haykin, Chair and Professor of Church History & Director of The Andrew Fuller Center, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brian Edwards holds a degree in theology from the University of London. He pastored an evangelical church in London for thirty years and is the author of over twenty books. He authored All you need to know about the Bible and coauthored the bestselling Evidence for the Bible. Brian continues a ministry of preaching, lecturing, writing, and editing. He is married to Rosie.