Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Why Revival Tarries
So last night I started reading a book on my Kindle, it's called Why Revival Tarries, by Leonard Ravenhill. I am only on chapter 3, but I have already passed some great quotes by him.
I wouldn't agree with some of his views, he was a bit Arminian, but other than that, I think that almost every Christian would agree on revival. And that is what the book is about.
I love reading it, it's almost like I can hear the passion in his voice as he speaks. I have listened to a few of his sermons, the ones on revival and prayer, those are encouraging. Sure he doesn't have all the right views on the atonement but he preached repentance and faith the same as any other Calvinist would.
It's an incredible book, that every Christian should read. The words are passionate and convicting. The book is mostly about prayer, not getting up and doing "mighty works for God" to start a revival.
Revival starts with prayer. Prayer is the core of revival.
Whether you are an Arminian or a Calvinist, this is a great book for any Christian.
"No man is greater than his prayer life. The pastor who is not praying is playing; the people who are not praying are straying."
"Poverty-stricken as the Church is today in many things, she is most stricken here, in the place of prayer. We have many organizers, but few agonizers; many players and payers, fer pray-ers; many singers, few clingers; lots of pastors, few wrestlers; many fears, few tears; much fashion, little passion; many interferers, few intercessors; many writers, but few fighters. Failing here, we fail everywhere."