Hearts and Hands - Volume 4: Chronicles of the Awakening Church (Withrow)

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This is the fourth volume in the History Lives series. 

Let history come to life - just the way it should do! Read the stories of the gifted preachers and justice fighters who led the 1st & 2nd Great Awakenings in the 18th and 19th centuries. Meet the American preacher who started a national revival in his tiny church. Spend time with the wealthy English politician and the former American slave woman who helped abolish slavery in their countries. Get to know the missionaries who built lasting Christian communities in China, India, and Africa. For the first 1700 years of the church, God's people had worked to define Christian teachings and secure their freedom to worship. Now they began to see, in a new way, how the power of the gospel should change their feelings both toward Jesus and their fellow human beings.


Table of Contents:

Awakening Church Timeline

  1. What was the Awakening Church?
  2. Jonathan Edwards: An inward sweet sense
  3. Johann Sebastian Bach: Soli Deo Gloria
  4. The Development of Church Music
  5. John Wesley: My heart strangely warmed
  6. An Era of Social Reform
  7. William Wilberforce and the Abolitionists: Great change
  8. William Carey: Fruit for eternal life 
  9. Elizabeth Fry: Laudable pursuits
  10. Revolutions and Rebellions
  11. Liang Fa: Everyone ought to know
  12. A New Method of Missions
  13. Adoniram and Ann Judson: I bear in my body
  14. Fidelia Fiske: Give me your daughters
  15. The Rise of Protestant Denominations
  16. Sojourner Truth and Harriet Beecher Stowe: Is God dead?
  17. David Livingstone: I leave it with you
  18. Other Christians of the Awakening Church
  19. The Beginnings of a Modern World  



"The evangelical awakenings were also periods of remarkable social change, often brought about by Christians seeking to live their faith by helping those in need. We need to bring such lives to the attention of our children. Some names we know well, others we don't, but each moment in time from their lives is carefully chosen and beautifully written." - New Life, Australia's Christian Newspaper