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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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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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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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Revival on the Causeway Coast: The 1859 Revival In and Around Coleraine

This is a stimulating book to read, particularly at a time when the church is finding it increasingly difficult to bring the gospel to a culture dominated by man, materialism and secularism. The relevance of this account is pressed home when one reads that, before the revival began, the influence of the clergy was…

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R.B. Jones: Gospel Ministry in Turbulent Times

This is an excellent and much needed biography of Rhys Bevan Jones (1869-1933). ‘RB’ (as he was referred to) is popularly remembered in connection with the 1904-05 Welsh Revival; and his influence was much wider. The author helpfully brings out RB’s commitment to training others for gospel work at home and overseas. In 1916…

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The Calvinistic Methodist Fathers of Wales

These two volumes are a veritable treasure chest. They chart 130 years of the Methodist awakening in Wales and its aftermath, and provide a thrilling record of the work of God in the Principality from 1736 onwards. The books are an English translation from the Welsh of the mammoth labours of John Morgan Jones…

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Catch the Vision – Roots of the Reformed Recovery: the Men and Movements in the Mid 20th Century

Catch the vision is a fascinating read about notable leaders – such as Dr M. Lloyd-Jones, Geoffrey Williams, Iain Murray, John Murray and others – who were used mightily by God to revive Reformed, Puritan, experiential truth in mid-20th century UK and beyond. It presents instructively the various strands that were woven together in…

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