by George Whitefield (Author)
This book is absolutely priceless on several levels. First of all, we have Whitefield's daily journals covering the prime years of his life and the ones that go right the heart of the Great Awakening, the series of transatlantic revivals that took place from 1735-1745. You read of the powerful movings of the Spirit through his preaching, the tremendous response of the multitudes, and the fascinating one on one conversations Whitefield had with seekers and cynics. It is a fantastic document validating all of the things that transpired during those years of religious fervor.
The journals are also a valuable resource on Whitefield's personal life: His heartaches, his concerns, his desire to build a schoolhouse for blacks, his desire to see kids come to Christ, and his heartfelt gratitude for those who gave him room and board.
We read of his friendships with Ben Franklin, Jonathan and Sara Edwards, Gilbert Tennant and William Tennant, and many others. We read of his almost workaholic tendencies, his frequent bouts of weakness and illness, and his desire to live a hundred lives of service for Christ.
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