February 27, 2007

Coming This April - #3 of 8 - from The Banner

OK, time to preview another title that's just a few weeks away from arriving at both the Carlisle and Edinburgh warehouses.
More to come.

Steve
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Lectures on Revivals
W. B. Sprague (1795-1876)

Dr. Martin Lloyd-Jones has described this book as "The outstanding classic on this vital and urgently important matter." Only William Sprague's experience of genuine revivals, his faithfulness to biblical theology, and his balanced view, eminently fitted him to write this book. The chapters cover such important themes as:
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The Nature of Revival
- Obstacles to Revivals
- Divine Agency in Revivals
- General Means of Producing and Promoting Revivals
- Treatment Due to Awakened Sinners
- Evils to be Avoided in Connection with Revivals.
There is also a large and excellent Appendix comprising letters on revivals by various North American evangelical leaders of the nineteenth century. A special and unique feature of this new edition is the biographical sketch of each correspondent, kindly supplied by Dr James M. Garretson. The original Banner reprint, from which the text of this new edition was drawn, was reproduced from the personal copy of Charles Simeon of Cambridge, who warmly commended the volume to his Executor by recording on its flyleaf the words: ‘A most valuable book . . . I love the good sense of Dr Sprague.’

About the Author:
William Sprague, an eminent Presbyterian minister, was born in Andover in 1795. He went to Yale College in 1811 and graduated with honours in 1815. The following year he entered Princeton Seminary where he studied for more than two years, after which he gained experience in two pastorates lasting one year and ten years respectively. Subsequent to this he moved to Albany where he remained for forty years.
A fully committed pastor and preacher, he was also a prodigious author. Besides producing a number of biographies and other volumes, more than 150 of his sermons were to appear in print. Other than his Lectures on Revival perhaps his best known work is his Annals of the American
Pulpit.
As a personality he has been described as an ‘illustrious man; a cultivated elegant, a voluminous, useful, and popular preacher; an indefatigable and successful pastor; an unselfish and devoted friend; loving, genial, pure, and noble; an Israelite, indeed, in whom there was no guile; one of the most childlike, unsophisticated, and charitable of men.’
In 1869, at the age of seventy-four, he left his church and after a peaceful retirement died in 1876.

4 comments:

Tony said...

This is starting to get scary ... of the 3 titles you've unveiled thus far--I need to get all 3! Oh my, what about the other 5!

No matter ... Banner publishes some of the very best books available. It would be a pleasure to fill my bookcases with another 8 Banner books!

Thanks for the sneak peak.

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Steve Burlew said...

Sorry, Tony, but I sure am glad for your feedback. Thanks!
And "anonymous," well, I thought I should probably freshen up the site a little; glad you like it.

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