Released in the UK December 2018
Released in the US February 2019
Royale Paperback 234 X 156 | 648 Pages
9781527102675 • £14.99 $19.99
BISAC – REL108020
Many today may be discouraged by the condition of Christianity in Scotland, while unaware of its powerful legacy. Following on from Glory in the Glen and Land of Many Revivals, this concludes Tom Lennie’s compelling trilogy on Scottish revivals. Lennie focuses on the inspiring period from 1858–79 in which much of Scotland was evangelically awakened, affecting every Scottish county. Through this deeply encouraging and fascinating read, not only may we see the power and impact of God’s work in our history, but we may excitedly anticipate His miraculous work in our future.
A native of Orkney, Tom Lennie has long held a passionate interest in the history of Christian revivals worldwide. He has written many articles and reviews for journals, magazines and websites, and is the author of ‘Glory in the Glen’, ‘Land of Many Revivals’, and ‘Rousay Remembered’. His forthcoming study of late twentieth–century awakenings (1945–2000) will complete his four–volume series on Scotland’s remarkable revival legacy over five centuries.
Lennie’s historical grasp of the national and local context of the mid–Victorian era provides an insightful and scholarly grasp on what God was achieving during those years. In covering areas as geographically and culturally diverse as rural Aberdeenshire, industrial Lanarkshire, the borders and the north of Scotland Lennie has provided not only a scholar’s understanding of the times, but he also describes the significance and importance of: passionate prayer, the role of the local church, itinerant preachers, and the impact of the Spirit on entire communities. Lennie’s writing, however, should come with a ‘health warning’; it is difficult to put it down once you begin to flick through its pages.
Senior Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Greenville, South Carolina
You will find that this is a book you will be reluctant to put down. … Tom Lennie’s latest book is candid about the difficulties and controversies which arise in revival but the overall effect is to challenge us to pray for the valley of dry bones to come alive again as a great army.
Mission Director, Free Church of Scotland, Inverness
As we read what God did in our past, I pray this book will do the same for a new generation, and stir us to cry to God to do a similar mighty work again. May Scotland be set ablaze for His glory once more!
Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, Mississippi
Reading about God’s Spirit in action is always an encouragement. Tom Lennie delves into Scotland’s rich history and assesses the numerous accounts of revival that set people on fire for the gospel in the second half of the 19th century. These stories embolden us to live out our faith with the assurance that the same God is at work today. Read and be inspired!
R. T. Kendall
Previous minister of Westminster Chapel, London