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Crossway Books & Bibles The Sermons of George Whitefield, 2 Volumes

The Sermons of George Whitefield consists of more than 60 sermons composed by George Whitefield--each carefully selected and edited--and presented in two durable hardcovers by Whitefield expert Lee Gatiss.

George Whitefield was the leading evangelical clergyman of the eighteenth century and one of the driving forces, humanly speaking, of revivals on both sides of the Atlantic, and worked with legendary revivalists Jonathan Edwards and John Wesley. Drawing on his charismatic personality, Whitefield's fiery preaching style had an almost intoxicating effect on his listeners-listeners whose numbers often rose above 5,000 people at once! Yet until now, his sermons have been left as an untapped resource in scholarship and for today's church. But Gatiss' contribution makes significant progress toward making Whitefield more accessible.

Gatiss includes careful and extensive footnotes detailing the historical and theological context necessary to understand Whitefield's preaching, message, and style. The language of Whitefield's text has also been updated for the twenty-first century with the additions of modern grammar, spelling, and punctuation--revised in a manner that leaves Whitefield's distinct voice intact and coherent for today's reader.
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George Whitefield was a servant used by God to bring revival back in the mid to late 1700s. His preaching style is wonderfully expository and is easily recognized as the style upon which Spurgeon modeled his preaching style. Extremely fruitful sermons. Thank the Lord that His servants from hundreds of years ago can still speak His word to us today!
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