The Promise and Peril of Preaching for Revival: Lessons from George Whitefield's Life and Ministry

Seasons of renewal are God's gift to the church. They are also occasions for controversy and division. Together we reflect on one of history's greatest revival preachers to understand not only how revivals come but what follows in their aftermath.

"God's anointed barnstormer," according to J. I. Packer, and "the greatest English preacher who has ever lived," in the estimation of Martin Lloyd-Jones, George Whitefield also made crucial mistakes and had his fair share of regrets. To pay attention to the long duration of this famous preacher's life is to learn both the promise and peril of revivals in the church.

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