‘The crowds that follow Rowland Hill wherever he is called to preach, overwhelm me with astonishment, and gratitude to the God of all grace, who has endowed him with such gifts. He boldly proclaims the doctrines of the cross, and the word of the Lord runs and is glorified in the conversions of multitudes.
A hundred awakened souls, the fruits of his preaching, have been received into the Tabernacle Society. I have attended him at Blackheath and Kennington, where the Lord blessed his testimony in a very remarkable manner. Thousands and thousands attended, and the most awful and solemn impressions seemed to pervade the vast assemblies.
Excepting my beloved and lamented Mr Whitefield, I never witnessed any person’s preaching wherein there were such displays of the Divine power and glory. May HE who has raised up this second Whitefield, with talents and zeal so distinguished, make him eminent in his day and generation, and crown his message with success.’
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tim Shenton is a retired head teacher and pastor, who lives in Bournemouth, England.
He is married with two daughters and has written over twenty books and researched extensively on church history, specialising in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
His published works by Day One include
Christmas Evans – no ordinary preacher,
Forgotten heroes of revival, John Rogers – sealed with blood,
Our perfect God, expositional commentaries on some of the Minor Prophets,
Opening up 1 Thessalonians.
Endorsements for Tim Shenton's larger work on Rowland Hill, published by Reformation Heritage Books, ISBN: 978-1-60178-175-8, include:
‘Here is biography at its best. Shenton marvellously brings Rowland Hill to life in a balanced and objective way, neither minimizing his remarkable set of gifts nor hiding his destructive blemishes.’
Joel R. Beeke
‘In this exceptional biography we are introduced to a colourful character in a lively way. The courage and commitment, as well as the eccentricities and indiscretions, of this remarkable preacher are set out with an honesty for which the author is to be commended.
Brian H. Edwards