Welsh Awakenings

Welsh Awakenings
Paul Smith
Paul Smith Paul Smith is full-time elder of Grace Baptist Church, Broadstairs, Kent. He is also a director and the book reviews editor for ET.
25 September, 2023 1 min read

This excellent documentary portrays Wales as a thirsty land that has previously drunk deeply from the rain of God’s reviving power. Those interviewed exude an enthusiasm that makes for compelling viewing. They have helpfully been chosen more for what they know than who they are. There is occasionally a hint of hyperbole, but better to be dynamic than dry. Jonathan Thomas, the author and narrator, weaves his material together well.  

Dan Pugh’s previous documentary ‘Revival’ gave a broad overview, and this one provides a case study. The focus is on Wales between 1735 (Howell Harris) and 1904 (Evan Roberts). This concentration allows a fuller treatment of men like Thomas Charles and William Williams, Pantycelyn. 

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