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Marvellous Melbourne and Spiritual Power: A Christian Revival and Its Lasting Legacy

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Marvellous Melbourne and Spiritual Power is a unique record of the rich Christian spiritual heritage of Melbourne. The foundations for this heritage were laid within the city's first months of European settlement, when Henry Reed preached the gospel at Port...


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Marvellous Melbourne and Spiritual Power is a unique record of the rich Christian spiritual heritage of Melbourne. The foundations for this heritage were laid within the city's first months of European settlement, when Henry Reed preached the gospel at Port Phillip in 1835. In the decades that followed, many gathered regularly to pray for evangelistic and missionary activity, and for a revival of faith in the young nation. One significant outcome was the growth of a flourishing evangelical movement in Victoria with its distinctive Keswick-style convention ministry, which originated in England and proclaimed abundant life and full salvation.

This is a story of how God equips ordinary people to become extraordinary leaders in his service. It is a powerful testimony to the importance of persevering prayer and intercession in the deep reviving work of God in his church and the wider community.

"Will Renshaw's book left me pondering the question of why so many of today's churches and Christian ministries seem to have lost the hunger for the fullness of God's Spirit evidenced in a commitment to corporate prayer for revival among God's people and the evangelisation of the world. Is our current spiritual malaise due to the fact that "we have not, because we ask not"?"
- David Price, Chairman - Belgrave Heights Convention, Former Principal of the Bible College of Victoria

Marvellous Melbourne and Spiritual Power is a unique record of the rich Christian spiritual heritage of Melbourne. The foundations for this heritage were laid within the city's first months of European settlement, when Henry Reed preached the gospel at Port Phillip in 1835. In the decades that followed, many gathered regularly to pray for evangelistic and missionary activity, and for a revival of faith in the young nation. One significant outcome was the growth of a flourishing evangelical movement in Victoria with its distinctive Keswick-style convention ministry, which originated in England and proclaimed abundant life and full salvation. This is a story of how God equips ordinary people to become extraordinary leaders in his service. It is a powerful testimony to the importance of persevering prayer and intercession in the deep reviving work of God in his church and the wider community.
-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 421713
  • Product Code 9780992447663
  • ISBN 0992447666
  • EAN 9780992447663
  • Pages 256
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher W F Renshaw
  • Publication Date Dec 2014
  • Sales Rank 10047
  • Dimensions 225 x 147 x 14mm
  • Weight 0.363kg

Will Renshaw

Will Renshaw worked as an accountant in professional practice for over 50 years. He has been involved in many ministries, including the Fellowship for Revival within the Methodist (and later, Uniting) Church of Australia, the Bible Society, the Christian Leaders' Training College in Papua New Guinea, New Life Australia, Steer Incorporated and the Keswick-Scripture Union Bookshop and Keswick Bookshops Inc. He was Treasurer of the Belgrave Heights Convention, President of the Bible College of Victoria, and is now a Life Member of the Melbourne School of Theology.

  • Acknowledgementslist Of Abbreviationsprefaceintroduction1.founding Days2.the Influence Of Melbourne's Judeo-christian Heritage3.marvellous Melbourne In The 1880s4.the 1891 Geelong Convention5.torrey-alexander: Revival Comes To Melbourne6.melbourne's Influence Spreads7.the Conversion Of Hervey Perceval Smith8.a Life Of Service9.conventions: Upwey And Elsewhere10.saturdays With The Melbourne Gospel Crusade11.the Open-air Ministry12.the Visitation Ministry13.the Country Van Ministry14.a Christian Newspaper Is Born15.tributes To Hervey Perceval Smith16.the Next Generation17.review And Revivalappendixreferences And Sourcesnotes

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