Revival! A People Saturated with God

By Kerry Skinner / November 4, 2019 /

Edwin Orr, one of our greatest authorities on the subject of revival, reported having seen two churches in a town in America both advertising revival meetings. One displayed a board saying, “Revival here every Monday night,” while the other promised: “Revival here every night except Monday!” If nothing else, that reminds us how loosely the…

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Victory!

By Kerry Skinner / July 17, 2017 /

Victory comes in many forms. Some people simple want to win a battle so they can be known as the victor. Others want victory that relieves the tensions of life. But, the real key to victory is for God to be known to others through what He does in your life. Are you slow to…

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God’s Amazing Work!

By Kerry Skinner / July 10, 2017 /

God’s amazing work happens in many unnoticed ways–at least unnoticed in the beginning of a story. An amazing testimony is found in a book titled, Measure Your Life by Wesley Duewel. Duewel tells the story of a man named Stephen Grellat who walked very closely with God and obeyed the Lord even when he did…

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A Decade of Revival—1900-1910

By Kerry Skinner / December 21, 2010 /

Author: J. Edwin Orr Summary: Kerry L. Skinner The Timing of the Movement Why did it occur when it occured? Within ten years, the awful slaughter of World War I had started, and a gentler way of life passed into the twilight of history. Arnold Toynbee, reminiscing, recalled the trauma of the time, when half…

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J. Edwin Orr, Notes on the Beginnings of the Mid-Twentieth Century Awakening

By Kerry Skinner / December 21, 2010 /

(London: Marshall, Morgan & Scott, 1952), pp. 160-211 Reviewed by: Kerry L. Skinner The Movement Among Ministers Two hundred years ago, the labors of the Irish evangelists William and Gilbert Tennent gave rise to a great revival in American Presbyterianism, out of which issued Princeton. Gesswein brought in Dr. J. Edwin Orr as the principal…

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Campus Aflame: A History of Evangelical Awakenings in Collegiate Communities

By Kerry Skinner / December 21, 2010 /

Author: J. Edwin Orr Reviewed by: Kerry L. Skinner The Evangelical Heritage This book deals with evangelical Christianity, not Roman Catholic or others such groups. Some today consider the Christian college, with students numbered in the thousands, an unwelcome remnant of the past. It is wise to recall that in the United States, as in…

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Eight Keys to Biblical Revival

By Kerry Skinner / December 21, 2010 /

Author: Lewis Drummond Reviewed by: Kerry L. Skinner Introduction and Prologue: As 1860 was ushered in, the Fortune, Garrick, and Sadler Wells theaters of London opened their door for Sunday evangelistic services. During the revival one million new members entered the ranks of the British churches. But the question still surfaces: What actually takes place,…

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Sermons of the Rev. Samuel Davies

By Kerry Skinner / December 21, 2010 /

Vol. 1; Soli Deo Gloria publisher, 1993 Report by Devin Bell Reason for publication: First printed in 1770 the sermons of Samuel Davies were received well, and rightfully deserved a widespread reading. As Thomas Gibbons the original publisher wrote; “I most sincerely wish that young ministers more especially would peruse these volumes with the deepest…

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Hero for Humanity: A Biography of William Wilberforce

By Kerry Skinner / December 21, 2010 /

Belmonte, Kevin (Colorado Springs, CO: Navpress, 2002) A Synopsis by Harris Campbell Chapter 1. Foundations William was born on August 24, 1759, in the English port city of Hull. He was named after his paternal grandfather, Alderman (William) Wilberforce, who had built great wealth in the Baltic trade and had inherited considerable properties from his…

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