Good. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that'll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.
Volume 1. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside. This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Dust Jacket in fair condition.
Good. Hardcover with dust jacket, tight, bright, pages clear and bright except for highlighting in chapter 1 only and foxing on closed page edges, shelf and edge wear, corners bumped, sunned dust jacket spine, from a private collection, NOT ex-library copy, packaged in cardboard box for shipment, tracking on U.S. orders.
This two-volume, hardcover biography of the life of British Evangelist, George Whitefield, is the magnum opus of the late Arnold Dallimore, a Pastor from Cottam, Ontario, Canada. While it is thorough and interesting, it is a bit cumbersome and unwieldy, and takes a considerable effort to keep reading as it gets repetitious. It is well-researched, but he could have easily edited Whitefield's journals down by a third and we would have still had an accurate picture of the hectic pace of his itinerate ministry: preaching to crowds of 10,000 to 30,000 sometimes more than once a day, and then travelling by horseback to the next town. He was sometimes so exhausted he had to be lifted onto his horse and led to the next town. He had only a sounding board to project his voice across the countryside when he preached. He was greatly used by God, along with John and Charles Wesley, in the Great Awakening in England and in the New World, America. He had been in University, at Cambridge, with the Wesleys, and several others, who would meet together to pray. Revival began with this small group. Although they remained friends and fellow labourers for Christ, he did disagree with the Wesleys on several points. First, the Wesleys were Arminians, and he was a Calvinist. Then, John Wesley began to teach that you could be perfect in this life. Whitefield had only to look into his own heart to see that wasn't true. He was used powerfully by God, with thousands converted to Christianity, with the resulting benefits to society. He wasn't handsome; he had a lazy eye, wasn't very tall, and wore the powdered wigs of the day. Yet, he had a life-changing message. When he came to the U.S., he befriended Jonathan and Sarah Edwards, and he was impressed by their happy marriage. He went back to England and took a wife. Unfortunately, it was a bad match, and he spent much time away from her because of their strained relationship. If you marry the wrong person, it's a long time before death parts you. He was not perfect, and his seeming cruelty to children is very harsh, although it reflects the views of the day. He had a falling out with some people and they slandered him cruelly. He never fought back. On his tombstone, he had written, "Here lies George Whitefield. What sort of man he was, the Great Day will reveal."
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