George Whitefield: The First Transatlantic Revivalist
- For fans of historical biographies
- This is the true story of the first transatlantic revivalist
- You’ll learn more about the life and legacy of George Whitefield
George Whitefield proclaimed the Christian message to more people in history than anyone else, before or since, who spoke with an unaided voice.A preacher of revival almost form his childhood, when he prophesied his own destiny, he had a profound impact on the social, religious and political life of both Britain and America. He crossed the Atlantic thirteen times, and emerged as a celebrity figure, whose message captivated both rich and poor alike. Whitefield heralded a new kind of revival that was both spiritually powerful and entertaining at the same time.
He was also a man of contradictions. He loved the Anglican liturgy but would happily break canon law. He was a devoted Puritan yet he was also able to befriend those with more liberal morals, Above all, Whitefield was a driven man, and his overwhelming passion was to preach New Birth in Christ – the theme he was to speak on over a thousand times. He valued education, opposed slavery, cared for orphan children and changed the course of both British and American history.