Monday, July 16, 2007

Ten books on revival

According to Don Carson, Western Europe is the only place on earth where the gospel is not advancing. No doubt there are many reasons for this and revival cannot be seen as a panacea. But a mighty outpouring of the Spirit would breathe new life and power into the churches. Here are ten titles that will simulate us to pray for revival. Some look at the subject historically, others biblically and theologically. Publication dates are based on the editions in my library.
1. Revival: Can we make it happen? D.M. Lloyd-Jones, Pickering and Inglis, 1986.
2. Revival and Revivalism: The Making and Marring of American Evangelicalism 1750-1858, Iain H. Murray, Banner of Truth Trust, 1994.
3. Pentecost Today? The Biblical Basis for Understanding Revival, Iain H. Murray, Banner of Truth Trust, 1988.
4. Thoughts on the Revival of Religion in New England, Jonathan Edwards, Works Volume 1, repr Banner of Truth Trust, 1984.
5. Revival: A People saturated with God, Brian H. Edwards, Evangelical Press, 1990.
6. Revival Comes to Wales: The Story of the 1859 Revival in Wales, Eifion Evans, Evangelical Press of Wales, 1986.
7. The Welsh Revival of 1904, Eifion Evans, Evangelical Press of Wales, 1984.
8. Fire on the Altar: A history and evaluation of the 1904-05 Welsh Revival, Noel Gibbard, Bryntirion Press, 2005.
9. Fire in the Thatch, Eifion Evans, Evangelical Press of Wales, 1996.
10. Historical Collections of Accounts of Revivals, John Gillies, repr Banner of Truth Trust, 1981.

O Lord, revive your work
in the midst of the years!
In the midst of the years
make it known;
In wrath remember mercy.
(Habakkuk 3:2)


gummie said...


Yes, we should pray for revival. But "western europe" is not a "religion", is it? :-)


Exiled Preacher said...

Point taken, you nit-picking pedant. Will "place" do? :-)