This first volume of two brings the story of George Whitefield, and of the evangelical revival, up to the end of the year 1740. In it we are told in vivid detail how a young man of Gloucester - "at 16 a tapster, at 26 the most brilliant and popular preacher the modern world has ever known"? - exercised a ministry of the gospel crammed full of arduous labour and crowned with divine blessing.
"Justice has at last been done to the greatest preacher that England has ever produced."?
- Martin Lloyd-Jones
"One of the great monumental literary achievements of the 20th century. George Whitefield has come alive for me as I have been reading the book, a few pages at a time each evening."?
- Dr. Sherwood E. Wirt
"...My heart was tremendously stirred as I read it - more than it has been for many, many years."?
- Dr. Oswald J. Smith