The Great Awakening

by Thomas S. Kidd    |     Book Summary


Author: Thomas S. Kidd
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin’s
Date: 2008
Pages: 159

Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne


The First Great Awakening in America played a profound role in the founding of the United States as a nation. It also provided the fertile field out of which the evangelical movement grew. Famous preachers from George Whitefield to Jonathan Edwards, along with many more lesser known leaders, helped to guide this movement of revival in the colonies during the 18th century. 

This account of the Great Awakening is unique in that it is actually a collection of primary sources from those who were eyewitnesses and leaders in the revival. Introductory comments help to shape the context for the documents, but the stories are told and the assessments are made by those who were there. 

The best place to learn about a particular time in the past is from the accounts of those who lived in those times. We are blessed with an enormous supply of such accounts from the Great Awakening, and revival evangelicals to this day look there in order to understand our roots.





The Great Awakening

by Thomas S. Kidd

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne

Author Thomas S. Kidd
Publisher Bedford/St. Martin’s
Date 2008
Pages 159


Overview:

The First Great Awakening in America played a profound role in the founding of the United States as a nation. It also provided the fertile field out of which the evangelical movement grew. Famous preachers from George Whitefield to Jonathan Edwards, along with many more lesser known leaders, helped to guide this movement of revival in the colonies during the 18th century. 

This account of the Great Awakening is unique in that it is actually a collection of primary sources from those who were eyewitnesses and leaders in the revival. Introductory comments help to shape the context for the documents, but the stories are told and the assessments are made by those who were there. 

The best place to learn about a particular time in the past is from the accounts of those who lived in those times. We are blessed with an enormous supply of such accounts from the Great Awakening, and revival evangelicals to this day look there in order to understand our roots.