Genuine revivals have occurred in almost every age of the church era. They have been the major means that God has employed to rescue a weakened and backslidden church, restoring her to new levels of power and influence. God's remedy for an ailing church has always been revival. Seasons of refreshing from the presence of the Lord are God's way of energizing the church and advancing His cause. The bi-products of revival are immense: Churches come alive, Gospel preaching carries unusual power, missionary movements are born, holiness replaces worldliness, passion for prayer, bible study and worship consumes individuals and revival converts are usually persevering believers until their dying breath.
The greatest days of the Church have been the days of revival. Nothing can take its place. The best that man can do will never meet the need. Only as God comes upon the scene in revival power can the church see its destiny realised.
Each of the books in this selection of revival histories provides an overview of historical revivals. None of them are the same and all of them are full of treasure from our rich spiritual heritage.
Here are scenes from other eras, other cultures and other places. Some stories will shock you or surprise you – but all will whet your appetite for a fresh move of God in our day. They are all stories of ordinary people who were ignited by an extraordinary God and who were used to bring His kingdom to their world in their day.
In their stories you will find principles and practices which you ought to learn to ensure that you achieve something worthwhile for God where you are.