In the Bitesize Biographies series
George Whitefield was arguably the greatest evangelist of church history. His passionate love for Christ and ardent zeal for lost souls endowed him with the fervor necessary to span two continents with the powerful message of salvation.
In this fresh snap-shot of the life of Whitefield, Michael Haykin makes it clear that Whitefield was not only a force for God in preaching, but was marked by an intense biblical piety. The humble servant he was on his knees before God shaped him into the roaring lion he became before men.
A recognized scholar, Dr. Haykin brings historical clarity and devotional meditation to a virtually unparalleled life, which is, according to Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, almost forgotten in church history. This is a welcome biographical sketch of George Whitefield from a revered historian whose love is the same as his subject – Jesus Christ.
“The great Anglican evangelist, George Whitefield was a wonder of his age and possessed the most commanding oratory, unquenchable zeal, and unquestionable piety of the Reformed and Puritan type. This terrific biography is eloquent testimony to his impact, particularly on the American and Baptist world. I warmly commend it!” — Lee Gatiss
About the Author
Michael Haykin has a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Toronto, a M.Rel. from Wycliffe College, the University of Toronto, and a Th.D. in Church History from Wycliffe College and the University of Toronto. Dr. Haykin serves as Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He is also Director of The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies. Likewise, he is Director or theological development for Sola Scriptura Ministries International (Kitchener, Ontario).
Table of Contents
- Remembering George Whitefield
- Living in the Eighteenth Century
- Seeking Christ
- Taking the Word over land and sea
- Being born again and justified by faith alone
- Bearing witness to the work of the Holy Spirit
- Promoting a Calvinistic Spirituality
- Impacting the Baptists
- Whitefield the Celebrity