England in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries was in the midst of spiritual decline, marked by lifeless sermons, strife, persecution and malaise. Into this dark time, George Whitefield burst forth as one of the greatest preachers the church had seen since the time of the Apostles.
Called the "Grand Itinerant"? for his unprecedented preaching ministry, Whitefield crossed the Atlantic Ocean numerous times and lit fires of revival on two continents. Yet, we must note that Whitefield was a man whose extraordinary evangelistic fervour was marked by remarkable piety and deep theology, and whose unswerving devotion to his God led him to risk all that he had to preach the name of Christ.
"This volume on George Whitefield is another superb example of Dr. Lawson's approach to history and biography... The book is written in an engaging, personal way that brings Whitefield to life."?
- Dr. John MacArthur: Pastor, Grace Community Church; President, The Masters College and Seminary Sun Valley, California