Fire from Heaven: Ben Franklin and the 1740s Revival. They traveled from England to America, searching for religious freedom. The New Light they find will do more than transform them. It will revive an entire nation. 1736. Tragedy strikes on boardMoreFire from Heaven: Ben Franklin and the 1740s Revival.
They traveled from England to America, searching for religious freedom. The New Light they find will do more than transform them. It will revive an entire nation. 1736. Tragedy strikes on board the Annabelle, bound from England to America, and young Susan and Tom Prescott are left without their mother. Unable to pay their passage, Tom is forced into indentured servanthood, where he meets Josh Morris, whose life has been transformed by the revivalist preacher George Whitefield.
Tom is fascinated by the printer Benjamin Franklins work and hopes someday to learn from him. Neither young man has any idea how powerful a role these men will play in the Great Awakening sweeping across America, in making public the depth of the horrors of slavery, in starting an orphanage in Georgia, or in bringing vicious anti-revivalists to justice.
A fascinating view of the first wide revival in American history (1739-1745), based on actual events with Benjamin Franklin, Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield, and William Tennent. Dr. Keith Hardman is the respected author also of Seasons of Refreshing: Evangelism and Revivals in America, which has also been translated into Korean- Charles G. Finney: Revivalist and Reformer (considered the definitive biography of this important evangelist)- The Spiritual Awakeners (Moody Press), Issues in American Christianity (Baker Book House), Ingredients of the Christian Faith (Tyndale House).
He has written a number of articles in Religious Revivals in America (Greenwood Press), and in The New International Dictionary of the Christian Church (Zondervan, 1985), and in Church History, the journal of the American Society of Church History.