The Fire that Once Was
A reporter once asked John Wesley how it was that he could preach on a street corner and move hundreds of people to fall on their faces, crying out to God for repentance. Wesley replied, "I just set myself on fire, and they come to watch me burn!" Throughout the history of the Church, God has sent "flames of fire" to stir up His people and turn the world upside down. Charles Finney, William Seymour, Smith Wigglesworth, Sarah Cooke, David Livingston—these great preachers and teachers ignited the flames of revival, challenged the course of the Church, and changed the history of the world forever.
The Fire That Once Was tells the stories of over 50 of the Church's most inspiring leaders of revival. It documents their fight for the Church, their personal battles with the devil's resistance, and their first-hand accounts of the miracles that came when the fire fell. Featuring short, easy-to-read chapters, this book is excellent for both student and casual reader alike. Whether you want to research the history of revival or simply want to be inspired by the lives of those in the trenches, The Fire That Once Was is a book that will awaken your faith.