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Samuel Rees Howells: A Life of Intercession
The Legacy of Prayer and Spiritual Warfare of an Intercessor by Richard Maton

Rees Howells reached the pinnacle of his life of intercession during World War II, when God transformed world events through prevailing prayer. ‘Praying through’ with Rees, was his son, Samuel Rees Howells. Nearing his death in 1950, Rees Howells turned to Samuel and said, “Whatever you do, stand and maintain these intercessions.” For the next fifty plus years, Samuel was faithful to this commission as he developed as an intercessor and man of faith.

As the new director of the Bible College of Wales, Samuel led more than one hundred intercessors who had been trained under Rees Howells, to intercede whenever gospel liberty was threatened. Beginning with prayer for revival around the world, especially in China, Samuel’s intercessory battles led him to bind the strong man during the Korean War to the Cuban Missile Crisis and from the Six-Day War to the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Beginning in 1912, this book continues the powerful story of intercession which began with Rees Howells and traces the continuing legacy of spiritual warfare through the life of Samuel Rees Howells and into the twenty-first century.

Key Intercessory Battles
  • World World II prayer overview
  • The liberation of Italy, Salerno
  • Establishment of the the State of Israel
  • Korean War
  • Kenya Crisis
  • Taiwan Strait Crisis
  • Malayan Emergency
  • Revival in China
  • Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Conflict in India, Yemen, Jordan
  • Congo Crisis
  • Six-Day War
  • War in Portuguese East Africa

  • The Vietnam War
  • Mozambique
  • Conflicts in Angola, Lebanon and Cambodia
  • Yom Kippur War
  • Cyprus and Turkey War
  • Falklands War
  • Liberty in Eastern Europe
  • Demise of Communism
  • Fall of the Berlin Wall
  • Freedom in the former USSR
  • End of Apartheid in South Africa
  • Gulf War in Iraq
  • Keys to the Treasury

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  • Book Details
  • Size 8.5 x 5.5 inches (216mm x 140mm)
  • 61 chapters
  • 240 pages
  • 39 black and white photos throughout the paperback and hardback editions
  • ISBN 978-1-907066-13-9 (paperback)
  • ISBN 978-1-907066-37-5 (hardback)
  • ISBN 978-1-907066-29-0 (eBook)

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • A Solemn Occasion
  • Samuel, Sacrifice and Submarines
  • The Early Years
  • Rees and Lizzie Howells Return
  • Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread
  • Living By Faith in the Great Depression
  • The Every Creature Vision
  • Swansea Blitz
  • Training in Intercession
  • Intercession for the State of Israel
  • The Death of Rees Howells
  • A Company of Intercessors
  • The Great Commission
  • War in Korea
  • Persistent Prayer
  • The Heart of Kenya
  • Emergency in Malaysia
  • Intercession for China
  • A Biblical Foundation
  • Sending Out Missionaries
  • The Bible School of Living Faith
  • Supplying the Living Bread
  • First Missionary Journey
  • Second Missionary Journey
  • The Cold War
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis
  • India, Yemen, Jordan and the Nations
  • Congo in Crisis
  • The Darkest Hour for China
  • Behind Enemy Lines
  • The Six-Day War
  • The Vietnam War and Mozambique

  • Angola, Lebanon and Cambodia
  • The Yom Kippur War
  • Cyprus and Turkey
  • Christ Our Lord
  • The Falklands War
  • Rees Howells’ Biography
  • Rees Howells’ Teaching Legacy
  • Ethiopian Dreams
  • What is Intercession?
  • Spiritual Warfare for Eastern Europe
  • Intercession Only
  • The Fall of the Soviet Union
  • The Charismatic Renewal
  • Hope in South Africa
  • War in Iraq
  • Faith to Open the Treasury
  • Emmanuel School
  • A Deep Christian Walk
  • Overwhelmed and Exhausted
  • Never Let Go
  • 10,000 Believers Possessed by God
  • Possessed by the Holy Spirit
  • Fifty Years As Director
  • Vulnerabilities
  • God’s Word Available for All
  • The Final Intercession
  • A Living Legacy
  • Samuel’s Last Few Years
  • The Vision in a New Wineskin
  • Trinity School of Ministry and Global Horizons
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  • Contents of Photos
    From Rees Howells to Samuel Rees Howells
  • Samuel Rees Howells, August 1963, age 51
  • Signature of Samuel Rees Howells
  • The Howells Family, January 1941
  • A saying from Samuel Rees Howells
  • Rees and Lizzie Hannah Howells 1910
  • Samuel Howells in early 1913, age 1
  • Two postcard from South Africa 1918
  • Samuel Rees Howells in 1917, age 5
  • Glynderwen House Mid-late 1920s
  • Aerial view of Glynderwen Estate c.1955
  • Samuel Rees Howells with his mother, Lizzie c.1935
  • Derwen Fawr House on the Derwen Fawr Estate c.1950
  • Lizzie Howells with Jewish refugee, Herbert Grunhut 1939
  • Rees Howells with his son, Samuel c.1932
  • Graduation Day, in the Prayer Room 2002
  • Newspaper advert for BCW’s Missionary Conference 1954
  • Samuel Rees Howells preaching in France 1962, age 50
  • Aerial view of Sketty Isaf and Derwen Fawr Estates c.1950
  • The Howells family and Emperor Haile Selassie 1939

  • The Penllergaer Mansion (the Big House) c.1938
  • Headstone of Hudson Taylor, China Inland Mission
  • Tomb of Robert Morrison, missionary to China
  • A section of the Italian Gardens at Derwen Fawr
  • Samuel Rees Howells in 1989, age 77
  • Samuel Rees Howells, Bible House, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Samuel Rees Howells in Yugoslavia 1962
  • Samuel Rees Howells’ ten-year passport from 1948
  • Samuel Rees Howells, age 29 with Tommy Howells 1941
  • Section of a cheque (check) for Bibles for China, mid-1970s
  • Staff members of Emmanuel Grammar School c.1970
  • Grounds of Emmanuel Grammar School
  • Samuel Rees Howells at Southbourne Evangelical Church
  • “Ebenezer” on the courtyard wall of Derwen Fawr Estate
  • The Howells family by Jehovah Jireh plinth 1947
  • Samuel Rees Howells with Rev. George Oakes 1998
  • Sketty Isaf House on the Sketty Isaf Estate
  • Richard and Kristine Maton in June 2012
  • Memorial stone of Samuel Rees Howells 1912-2004
  • The College Vision: ‘Go ye into all the world and preach…’

  • Richard Maton

    About the Author
    Richard Maton worked under Samuel Rees Howells' ministry for forty-seven years and provides us with a firsthand account of Samuel’s life. Richard was converted under the preaching of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones and was called to Rees Howells' Bible College in 1956 after hearing Leonard Ravenhill preach. He has served in various roles as teacher, lecturer, dean, trustee and Principal of the College and worked closely alongside Samuel Rees Howells for more than twenty years. Richard is married to Kristine.

    Kristine Maton joined the College family in 1936, when her parents sold all to join the work, when Rees Howells was the Director. She grew-up at the College during the war years, and later joined the School staff, taking various roles including becoming Head Teacher. Kristine has laboured extensively with her husband Richard on this book, providing valuable insights, including personal memories from the prayers of Rees Howells, to the many decades of the ministry of Samuel Rees Howells.

    Richard Maton is also the author of the full biography of Samuel Rees Howells, including the history of the Bible College of Wales. Learn more about Samuel Rees Howells in the book Samuel, Son and Successor of Rees Howells Go.

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