Rees Howells’ God Challenges the Dictators, Doom of Axis Powers Predicted

By Rees Howells and Mathew Backholer


Rees Howells’ God Challenges the Dictators, Doom of Axis Powers Predicted

Victory for Christian England and Release of Europe Through Intercession and Spiritual Warfare, Bible College of Wales

Discover the full story of the thrilling and fascinating chronicles of how Rees Howells wrote and published his only work: God Challenges the Dictators at the beginning of World War II. In his own words, Rees Howells describes his life of faith, the founding and ministry of the Bible College of Wales, his predictions and replies to controversy. Learn how his spiritual battles against Adolf Hitler and the spirit behind Nazism began several years before the war, as he predicted the destruction of the Third Reich, began to rescue Jews across Europe and set up a Home of Refuge for child refugees.

Centered around World War II, God Challenges the Dictators (GCD) includes historical analysis from intercessors and friends of Rees Howells, the complete text of GCD with annotations, letters to Prime Minister Winston Churchill and others, press releases, quotes from Rees Howells, alongside adverts, newspaper articles and many never-before-seen published images. Copies of GCD were sent to British government officials and Prime Ministers, and extracts were aired over occupied parts of Europe, whilst Hitler and leading Nazi officials were sent copies in 1940!

This book serves as an important historical document on the lessons of faith and predictions that Rees Howells and his team of intercessors at the Bible College of Wales learned during the twentieth century. It helps place us in the midst of those exciting years of faith and provides guidance for anyone who moves in the prophetic. With twenty-four black and white digitally enhanced photos.

Additional information

Dimensions 22.9 × 15.2 cm
Book Details

ISBN: 978-1-907066-78-8 (Paperback)
ISBN: 978-1-907066-85-6 (Hardback)
6 x 9 inches
27 chapters
212 pages

About The Author

Rees Howells was an intercessor, missionary, revivalists and the founder of the Bible College of Wales (BCW). He was a former miner, turned missionary to Gazaland in Southern Africa. As Director of BCW he bought the Glynderwen Estate, Swansea, Wales, in 1923, followed by Derwen Fawr, Sketty Isaf and Penllergaer (now part of Penllergare Valley Woods) as a designated home for Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi persecution across Europe. Rees Howells had more than 320 acres to his name; including four mansions, a Bible College, Schools, Hospital, Chapel, Conference Hall and Home of Rest for Missionaries with more than 90 staff members as part of an international community of men, women and children, sustained by prayer and faith in the power of God. Rees Howells is best known by the biography by Norman Grubb, Rees Howells Intercessor.

Mathew Backholer is a revival historian, seasoned traveller, missiologist, broadcaster, writer, author, researcher, editor and co-founder of ByFaith Media, who was born in the 1970s. In the late 1990s, Mathew studied at the Bible College of Wales in the UK, where he later worked as a staff member, carrying out various duties, including, teaching English (TEFL), itinerant preaching and leading teams of students in outreaches, including weeks of evangelism. Mathew is the co-founder of ByFaith Media ( and presents the Christian series ByFaith TV which airs globally on numerous networks. He is the author of many books including: Reformation to Revival, Christianity Rediscovered, Global Revival, Extreme Faith and Short-Term Missions: A Christian Guide to STMs.