A fascinating book of how Christianity is thriving and growing around the world . . . this is truly a faith-building and timely book. — Together Magazine
A well written and thought-proving book. — Together Magazine
OVER the years I have read most of the books that Michael Green has written, and have never regretted buying any of them, I certainly wasn't disappointed by this one: it
is a deceptively slim and excellent book. Its subtitle is Revival can happen again, and even if you didn't believe this when you started the book, you are likely to think differently by the time you finish it.
So, in an astonishing tour de force, Green takes us on a journey from Pentecost through the Reformation, the Awakening of the 18th century under the Wesleys and Whitefield, the 19th-century social crusades of Wilberforce and Shaftesbury, together with the extraordinary life of Charles Simeon; then through the Charismatic renewal; and finally the revivals in Mongolia, Singapore, and China. Green's excitement and transparent faith in God are infectious, and I found mine growing as I read the book.
Green is intellectually confident in his assessment of the New Atheists, and detailed in assessing the impact of various people and movements; he writes the most mature assessment of the Toronto Blessing which I have come across, and is rightly generous in his treatment of the Oxford Movement. His admiring analysis of the revival in the Province of South East Asia in the second part of the 20th century shows how effective episcopal leadership, such as that displayed by Moses Tay, can release revival.
Green concludes by "outlining several preconditions on the human side that seem to make these times of special growth and blessing". They make salutary reading. I felt I should reflect on them regularly as
a kind of spiritual-fitness manual.
This is an excellent book, and should be read by everyone who longs for revival, and perhaps particularly by those training for ordination, as they prepare for ministry in a complex and rapidly changing world, but one in which God remains faithful, and ready to break in afresh.
— Jeremy Crossley, The Church Times
Well-known speaker and author Michael Green focuses on various revivals around the world, challending us to be bold and believe revival can happen again. — Spring Harvest Recommended Book
Michael Green was featured in Woman Alive Magazine. — Woman Alive