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Forgotten Founding Father: The Heroic Legacy of George Whitefield (Leaders in Action)

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For many of those who are even familiar with his name, George Whitfield is thought of as a preacher, a man connected with the Great Awakening in the 1700s. While this is true, it is only part of the story. As a student at Oxford University, he experienced a spiritual awakening under the influence of John Wesley's Methodists and immediately began tending to prisoners, carin ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published May 1st 2001 by Cumberland House Publishing (first published April 30th 2001)
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Alexasleadd
Nov 19, 2007 Alexasleadd rated it it was amazing
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I love how this book tells about Whitefield's life in an interesting way. It's not dry at all, rather, it's very intriguing.
In this book, you learn about George Whitefield's earlier years of searching for righteousness through "self-mortification", in other words, through extensive fasting, sitting in the snow for hours, intentionally failing in school to humiliate himself and reduce his pride.
But George Whitefield's self-discipline never drew him closer to God, but through the reading of God'
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Celeste
Sep 21, 2010 Celeste rated it liked it
Reading this book made me feel bad that I had been an American Studies major in college and never heard of George Whitefield. He was an amazing man. But my problem with this book lies with the author. You can tell he practically worships Whitefield so his writing was rather biased in my opinion. I didn't feel like he proved the title of his book. Was Whitefield an actual founding father of America? I wouldn't got that far but I would say he did bring much needed religious preaching to the Coloni ...more
Brian
Apr 22, 2010 Brian rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christian, biography
If you are spiritually dry, and need an uplifting book that is not 600 pages this is it. I was so motivated after reading this, Whitefield is one of my heroes of the faith, a giant along with Luther and Calvin. This may sit on the nightstand forever as a constant reminder of how God uses those who seek him fervently.
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