Surveys reveal over ninety-five percent of people who respond in evangelistic campaigns fail away within two years. When Peter preached in Acts 2, people were cut to the heart and changed forever, but today Christians are familiar with never seeing ‘converts’ ever again.
In contrast, Church history is full of accounts of Christian revival that changed not only churches, but communities and even nations. Sadly, most Christians will never have the time available to research accounts of revivals from hundreds of sources, let alone visit various sites of revivals or speak to revivalists or those who knew them. This is exactly what the author Mathew Backholer has been doing over the last few years and he has combined all his research into several books about revival.
Christian TV viewers around the world may have watched Mathew Backholer on Revelation TV talking about Christian revivals, or on his missions through Asia, North Africa or Europe in ByFaith Christian TV. He has also been on a lifelong mission to understand Christian revival and in his series of books about revival, the author reveals what he has learnt.
“To truly understand what revival is, we need to learn from the revivalists themselves, like Jonathan Edwards, John Wesley, Whitefield, Finney, Evan Roberts, Duncan Campbell, and others as they describe their experiences and explain the true meaning and experience of Christian revival,” said Mathew Backholer. “We need to re-examine and rediscover a genuine understanding of Christian revival because it will challenge and inspire us to believe for the same today.”
Mathew Backholer’s books have brought together the accounts of many revivals, from around the world, so Christians can gain the blessing of these revivalists’ knowledge and experience without having to spend a lifetime researching them themselves.
Find out more about these revival books here.