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All articles & reviews tagged with revival

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October 2019
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Scotland Ablaze—The twenty-year fire of revival that swept Scotland 1858-79

This is a truly incredible book. The well documented research would indicate that many hours have been spent in preparing and writing it. I think every literate believer should read it, especially those who are Scottish. It’s a detailed reference to God’s work of revival in that land as the result of the revival…

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July 2018
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Theology Made Practical: New Studies on John Calvin and His Legacy

This book is a series of essays written by three different men on various aspects of Calvin’s life and theology. Its aim is to demonstrate the practical relevance of his theology. Some of the essays were more successful than others in this regard. There are four sections: Calvin’s biography, systematic theology, pastoral and political…

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January 2018
Articles > Comment

Something easily overlooked

Last year — 500 years on since the Reformation — was one of joyful commemoration, focusing on the exhilarating truths of the gospel. Scottish Reformer and martyr Patrick Hamilton, explained in his little treatise, Patrick’s Places, why the gospel is such a glad herald: ‘The [moral] law saith: “Pay thy debt. Thou art a…

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July 2017
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The quiet revival in the Faroes

The Faroe Islands lie about 180 nautical miles north west of the Shetlands. Recent archaeological digs suggest long-term settlements were established there in the 4th century AD. These were probably from Celtic people — suggested by today’s place names and hand-sized, stone crosses. Around 860AD the Vikings arrived, which brought the Faroes under Norway.…

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July 2017
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Raised with Christ: How the Resurrection Changes Everything

This is one of those books that addresses something that is blindingly obvious in the Bible, but which has been persistently overlooked in the church. The book’s subtitle (drawn from a Tim Keller quote) says it all — ‘How the resurrection changes everything’. It’s impossible to read this book without being challenged by just…

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July 2017
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Fire From Heaven: Times of Extraordinary Revival

Shortly after arriving in London from my native west Cornwall 25 years ago, while working for a few months at the Evangelical Library, I was thrilled to discover Paul Cook’s Westminster Conference paper on ‘The forgotten revival’. The glimpses of God at work in the early 1800s in places I knew well fascinated and…

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July 2017

The Ulster Awakening: An Account of the 1859 Revival in Ireland

As an Ulsterman I have read quite a lot about the 1859 revival in my beloved homeland. So it was good to be given the opportunity to review this book. It was first published in 1860 and carries firsthand accounts of what took place the previous year. It was written by John Weir, an…

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