The Printer And The Preacher

Author: Randy Petersen
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 071802222X
Size: 30.64 MB
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They were the most famous men in America. They came from separate countries, followed different philosophies, and led dissimilar lives. But they were fast friends. No two people did more to shape America in the mid-1700s. Benjamin Franklin was the American prototype: hard-working, inventive, practical, funny, with humble manners and lofty dreams. George Whitefield was the most popular preacher in an era of great piety, whose outdoor preaching across the colonies was heard by thousands, all of whom were told, “You must be born again.” People became excited about God. They began reading the Bible and supporting charities. When Whitefield died in 1770, on a preaching tour in New Hampshire, he had built a spiritual foundation for a new nation—just as his surviving friend, Ben Franklin, had built its social foundation. Together these two men helped establish a new nation founded on liberty. This is the story of their amazing friendship.

John Paul Jones

Author: Evan Thomas
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451603996
Size: 37.90 MB
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The New York Times bestseller from master biographer Evan Thomas brings to life the tumultuous story of the father of the American Navy. John Paul Jones, at sea and in the heat of the battle, was the great American hero of the Age of Sail. He was to history what Patrick O’Brian’s Jack Aubrey and C.S. Forester’s Horatio Hornblower are to fiction. Ruthless, indomitable, clever; he vowed to sail, as he put it, “in harm’s way.” Evan Thomas’s minute-by-minute re-creation of the bloodbath between Jones’s Bonhomme Richard and the British man-of-war Serapis off the coast of England on an autumn night in 1779 is as gripping a sea battle as can be found in any novel. Drawing on Jones’s correspondence with some of the most significant figures of the American Revolution—John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson—Thomas’s biography teaches us that it took fighters as well as thinkers, men driven by dreams of personal glory as well as high-minded principle, to break free of the past and start a new world. Jones’s spirit was classically American.

Forgotten Founding Father

Author: Stephen Mansfield
Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing
ISBN: 9781581821659
Size: 57.85 MB
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For many of those who are even familiar with his name, George Whitfield is thought of as a preacher, a man connected with the Great Awakening in the 1700s. While this is true, it is only part of the story. As a student at Oxford University, he experienced a spiritual awakening under the influence of John Wesley's Methodists and immediately began tending to prisoners, caring for the poor, and preaching the Christian gospel. He met with astounding success, in time speaking to larger crowds than had ever gathered in the history of England. Whitefield became the most famous man of his age. His impact upon the American colonies, however, may have been his most lasting gift. In seven tours of the colonies, Whitfield preached from Georgia to Maine, calling the colonists to spiritual conversion and challenging them in their sense of national destiny. He befriended men like Benjamin Franklin, converted men like Patrick Henry, and inspired men like George Washington. Furthermore, when he learned that England intended to tighten her control over the colonies, Whitefield warmed his American friends in sermon after sermon and even accompanied Benjamin Franklin to make the American case in the Court of Saint James. Many of the colonists considered him the father of their revolution. Forgotten Founding Father captures the early struggles and international successes of this amazing leader. The result is a portrait of a gifted but flawed human who yielded himself as a tool in the hands of a sovereign God. Also portrayed is how important Whitfield was to the American cause and how much Americans today owe to him -- a story that will inspire a new generation with a past vividly and truthfully retold.

George Whitefield

Author: Thomas S. Kidd
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300181620
Size: 12.57 MB
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An engaging, balanced, and penetrating narrative biography of the charismatic eighteenth-century American evangelist

Life Promises For Success

Author: Jim Tressel
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781414351780
Size: 64.66 MB
Format: PDF
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Everyone wants to succeed—at work, at home, in relationships, and in life. But sometimes the road to success can be difficult, and even the most seasoned leaders can find themselves in need of some motivation. In Life Promises for Success, NYT bestselling author and Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel shares a collection of inspiring readings and Bible promises designed to encourage those seeking to succeed in every area of life. Filled with easily applicable Bible verses, motivational quotes, and engaging and inspiring readings, Life Promises for Success is the perfect daily reader for anyone looking to reach their highest goals, achieve greatness, and inspire others to do the same.

Angel Unaware

Author: Dale Evans Rogers
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 0800759311
Size: 70.29 MB
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The story that changed the lives of millions offers help and hope to those who have suffered the loss of a loved one.

George Whitefield The Life And Times Of The Great Evangelist Of The Eighteenth Century Revival

Author: Arnold A. Dallimore
Publisher: Banner of Truth
Size: 32.25 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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An outstanding biography, scholarly, yet popularly written, of the leading preacher of the eighteenth-century evangelical revival. Whitefield (1714-70) is acknowledged to have made a greater impact on evangelical Christianity on both sides of the Atlantic than any other preacher of the eighteenth century. The first volume traces the early career of Whitefield to the end of 1740, at which point the twenty-six-year-old was already the most brilliant & popular preacher of the time & had already, at age 24, commanded the largest congregations yet seen in America. The second volume traces the doctrinal conflict with John and Charles Wesley, Whitefield's visits to Scotland & Wales, as well as the American colonies & the emergence of a Calvinistic branch of Methodism. Also provided are details of Whitefield's marriage, friendships, ceaseless labours & early death aged 55. The two-volume set casts new light on Whitefield's early life in Gloucester, religious conditions in England at the commencement of his preaching ministry, his influence on the Great Awakening of 1739-40 in America, his relationships with the Wesleys, his philanthropic endeavours & his impact on all classes of English society including the aristocracy.

The Lost Soul Of American Protestantism

Author: D. G. Hart
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742507692
Size: 27.27 MB
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In The Lost Soul of American Protestantism, D. G. Hart examines the historical origins of the idea that faith must be socially useful in order to be valuable. Through specific episodes in Presbyterian, Lutheran, and Reformed history, Hart presents a neglected form of Protestantism—confessionalism—as an alternative to prevailing religious theory. He deftly argues that the history of confessional Protestantism is vitally important to current discussions on the role of religion in American life, as it is more concerned with the prosperity of the community of believers than with the spiritual health of the nation as a whole. Hart suggests that, contrary to the legacy of revivalism, faith may be most vital and influential when it is not practical.

From Sacred To Secular

Author: Barbara E. Lacey
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
ISBN: 0874139619
Size: 20.55 MB
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This examination of illustrations in early American books, pamphlets, magazines, almanacs, and broadsides provides a new perspective on the social, cultural, and political environment of the late colonial period and the early republic. American printers and engravers drew upon a rich tradition of Christian visual imagery. Used first to inculcate Protestant doctrines, regional symbolism later served to promote reverence for the new republic. The chapters are devoted to momento mori imagery, children's readers, visionary literature, and illustrated Bibles. One chapter shows the demonization of the Indians even as the Indian was being adopted as a symbol of America. Other chapters deal with propaganda for the American Revolution, canonization of leaders, secularized roles for women, and socialization of sites in the new nation.Throughout, analysis of image and text shows how the religious and the secular contrasted, coexisted, and intermingled in eighteenth-century American illustrated imprints. Barbara E. Lacey is a Professor of history at St. Joseph College. It includes more than 110 illustrations.