Book Briefs: The Life and Labours of Asahel Nettleton

THE LIFE AND LABOURS OF ASAHEL NETTLETON
by Bennet Tyler and Andrew Bonar,
paperback, 456pp, $10.99;
ISBN 0 85151 701 3

Asahel Nettleton (1783–1843) was a leading figure in one of the most important half-centuries in American church history. From the late 1790s to the early 1840s a succession of revivals transformed the spiritual prospects of the nation and in these, in the words of the New York Evangelist, “Nettleton served a glorious purpose. Few men, since the apostolic days, have been honoured with such signal success in preaching the Word, and in the conversion of sinners."

At a time when the nature of true revivals and of Biblical evangelism is being widely reassessed, the reappearance of this volume is of major significance.

 

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