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Forgotten Heroes of Revival: Great Men of the 18th Century Evangelical Awakening (Shenton)

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Day One Publications

The ‘forgotten heroes’ described here had a deep love for Jesus Christ and for the souls of their listeners which enabled them to stand strong through the storms of persecution and to preach a message that didn’t only address the mind with truth, but reached right into the hearts. The Word of Life shook their congregations—it stirred them, and many were saved. Read about the amazing lives of:

George Thomson, a young vicar in Cornwall, catalysed out of his careless lifestyle by a dream in which he was to be summoned before the judgement seat of Christ;

James Rouquet, friend of John Wesley and the Countess of Huntingdon, who exercised a remarkable ministry of compassion amongst prisoners;

Captain Jonathan Scott, a military officer whose life was characterized by dissipation and vice until his conversion and whose life subsequently made a great impact on his fellow soldiers and then, later, in civilian circles;

David Simpson, who, even as a boy, felt compelled by a voice from heaven to be instructed for the ministry and whose evangelical preaching cut powerfully through the social ills of his day, bringing and conversion;

Thomas Pentycross, a bright pupil who made rapid progress at school, a gifted actor and orator, who, after his conversion, had a long and controversial ministry in preaching and in establishing a church school.



Tim Shenton is a pastor at Lansdowne Baptist Church, Bournemouth, England. He is married with two daughters. He has written twenty books, and researched extensively on church history, specializing in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. His published works by Day One include Heroes of revival, Our perfect God, Jesus in Luke’s Gospel and two other selections of children’s daily readings, expositional commentaries on some of the Minor Prophets, John Rogers—Sealed with blood, and Opening up 1 Thessalonians.



‘This fascinating book is recommended to all lovers of historical biographies, but also for all Christians who want to know what preaching the gospel is all about, even today.’ Evangelical Times