“Revival is not something that God does firstly among the unconverted, but among His people. Revival simply means New Life, and that implies that there is already Life there, but that the Life has ebbed. The unconverted do not need revival, for there is not any life there to revive. They need vival. It is the Christians who need revival. But that presupposes that there has been a declension. You only revive that which has grown weak. And they only are candidates for revival who are prepared to confess that there has been a declension in their lives. . . . The world has lost its faith, because the Church has lost its fire.”
These words, penned by the British author Roy Hession in 1950, still ring true today. Hession was radically changed in 1947 after hearing a series of messages from people within the East Africa Revival Movement. Since that time, Hession dedicated himself to the spreading of the Gospel message of surrender, repentance, grace, love, and dependency. The Calvary Road was the first book he wrote in an attempt to put the message of repentance and revival into words. Though he died in 1992, his ten books continue to teach the Church what the attitude of a believer is, their position in Christ, and what it means to have revival in one’s life, home, church, and world.
If you are looking for a short read on revival and what Jesus longs to do in your life, this book is one you won’t want to skip over. Though be warned, it is not easy to read with its pointed and piercing words – such as: “to be broken is the beginning of Revival. It is painful, it is humiliating, but it is the only way.”
I want to give away 5 copies of The Calvary Road this month and its easy to win one.
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The 5 winners of The Calvary Road will be notified by email on December 1, 2014 and their names will be posted in next month’s giveaway overview.
Here are last month’s winners:
October 2014 Winners!
Congratulations to the following individuals who won a copy of my friend Ben Zornes’ new book The Fruitful Christian Life.
- Jonathan Race
- Gary Holdeman
- Weston Kleeman
- Krista Mitchell
- Emily McCraw