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Fascinating journal of a great man of God,
This review is from: George Whitefield's Journals (1737-1741) (Hardcover)
I wish more great Christians had kept journals. Reading about someone's struggles in a biography sometimes seems a little too broad; lots of emotion is distilled down to a few pages. Reading about the day-by day-successes and failures of great Christians is much more realistic, far easier to apply in my own walk with God.
This is the four-year journal of George Whitefield, considered one of the co-founders, along with John Wesley, of the Methodists, outstanding open-air preacher, and one of Christ's greatest soldiers. Whitefield's labors for the Lord are a great encouragement to me, as well as a gentle reminder of how little I myself do. And there is a wealth of historical information here as well. One really gets a feel for what a trans-Atlantic crossing was like, and there is considerable information on life in colonial America.
Pricey, but well worth it.