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A Heart Set Free: The Life of Charles Wesley

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Hardcover, 272 pages
Published March 1st 1988 by Crossway Books
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Rod Innis
Aug 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
A very good biography of a man who lived under the shadow of his famous brother but
was a wonderful godly man best remembered for his great hymns.
Brian Collins
Feb 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is another of Dallimore's well-written biographies. Wesley is best known as a prolific hymn writer. Dallimore's biography certainly enhances the reader's appreciation for Wesley's poetical gift. But Dallimore also demonstrates his role in the formation of Methodism and his relations with both his brother John and the evangelist George Whitefield. Dallimore's writings are devotional, but they are not uncritical. Wesley's weaknesses (interference with his brother's marriage and overly-close a ...more
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Apr 12, 2009 rated it really liked it
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Excellent.
Stephen
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A readable, devotional biography that makes much good use of Charle's letters and hymns. I did not know much about the origins of Methodism, but this is also a good introduction to that.
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Arnold A. Dallimore (1911-1998) was born in Canada of British parents. He was pastor of the Baptist Church at Cottam, Ontario, for almost twenty-four years. During his studies at Central Baptist Seminary, Toronto, he was awakened to a life-long interest in the great evangelist George Whitefield, whose biography he was to write (2 volumes, published by the Trust). He also wrote biographies of Edwar ...more
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