Dallimore, Arnold A.
This fast-paced, inspirational, easy-to-read narrative reveals how God used one man of great courage, discipline, and humility to bring countless souls to Christ.
God’s accomplishments through George Whitefield are to this day virtually unparalleled. In an era when many ministers were timid and apologetic in their preaching, he preached the gospel with aggressive zeal and undaunted courage. In the wake of his fearless preaching, revival swept across the British Isles, and the Great Awakening transformed the American colonies.
The previous two-volume work George Whitefield: The Life and Times of the Great Evangelist of the Eighteenth-Century Revival is now condensed into this single volume filled with primary-source quotations from the eighteenth century, not only from Whitefield but also from such prominent figures as John and Charles Wesley, Benjamin Franklin, and William Cowper.
Arnold A. Dallimore was a Baptist pastor for thirty-eight years and a successful biographer of Christian leaders.
“Perhaps the single most inspiring biography published in English in the twentieth century. A masterful work.” - Sherwood Eliot Wirt, founding editor of Decision magazine
“I feel a permanent debt of gratitude to Dr. Dallimore. His wonderful two-volume study of Whitefield is one of the great biographies of the Christian Church. I share his hope that many more Christians will find this shorter version as enjoyable and stimulating!” - Sinclair B. Ferguson, Westminster Theological Seminary
“This condensation of the author’s classic two-volume edition contains twenty-three fast-moving chapters of highly interesting material. A powerful rendering of a life wholly consecrated to God.” - G. A. Adams, principal, Toronto Baptist Seminary