From the Back Cover
What will it take to bring genuine revival to the church? To our culture?
Why does God seem to work powerfully and supernaturally in some places and not in others?
In When God Comes to Church, Raymond C. Ortlund Jr. explores what the Bible teaches about revival. He explains what God can do to revive his people and what we must do to prepare ourselves for revival. Ortlund's conclusions provide solid guidance for church leaders and lay people who long for renewal and revival from God.
"These juicy explorations of Old Testament passages by a gifted scholar-pastor add a new breadth and depth to the ongoing evangelical discussion of revival. Disciplined, passionate, lucid, and convicting, Raymond Ortlund serves us well." -J. I. Packer, professor of theology, Regent College
"Here we learn no new techniques about how to snap our fingers to make God come down. We learn to bow down before the wisdom of God and trust that personal revival will precede cultural revival in God's time and by God's Spirit." -Bryan Chapell, president, Covenant Theological Seminary
"Fresh air to Christians who desperately need to be reminded of God's love and action in and through his people. Read it. You'll be glad." -Steve Brown, author and Bible teacher, KeyLife Network
"A rich store of fresh insight and hope. . . . This outstanding work offers a penetrating analysis of modern-day 'churchianity,' as well as a solid theological framework for understanding and promoting revival." -Nancy Leigh DeMoss, author and editor of Spirit of Revival magazine, Life Action Ministries
"A balanced and refreshing book on revival. . . . Intellectually stimulating and spiritually illuminating." -Lyle W. Dorsett, professor of evangelism and spiritual formation, Wheaton College Graduate School
About the Author
Raymond C. Ortlund Jr. currently serves as senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Augusta, Georgia. He formerly served as professor of Old Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Ortlund, who earned his Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, is the author of several books as well as numerous essays and articles.