Rhythms of Revival emphasises that 'there are times in the story of the Church that are notable' and invites us to consider the abiding lessons of one significant period of revival, in the mid-nineteenth century. This book does not offer a formula for revival, and there is a critique of undue concentration on the phenomena of revival. Ian Randall's distinct focus is the major dynamics of a single-period, international revival movement. The author draws on rich historical resources and offers some unique insights into revival rhythms - the place of prayer, the role of pastors, the empowering of lay people, the impact on young people and children, the revitalizing of worship and the relationship of revival to social change.
'I know that Ian Randall shares the conviction that spiritual revival is for today, and his own warm-hearted spirituality means that he has not simply written this book from the grandstand as an historical observer.' - David Coffey, President of the Baptist World Alliance
About the Ian Randall:
IAN RANDALL is Senior Research Fellow at the International Baptist Theological seminary in Prague, and is Director of Research at Spurgeon's College in London. He is the author of a number of books on evangelical history and spirituality, including Spiritual Revolution: The Story of OM (2008).