The Bible is a series of books filled with supernatural stories. This series is simply a continuation of that biblical narrative.
Learning how God used ordinary men and women throughout history to do the extraordinary will inspire you to expect God to do the same through you today! The great men and women of God in history had one thing in common—they studied the life of Jesus and the lives of the saints.
PENTECOSTTO THE PRESENT
Book One: Early Prophetic and Spiritual Gifts Movements
In this first of three volumes, the author has researched historical documents extensively and presents a record showing how spiritual gifts, supernatural signs and practical love resulted in massive growth in the early church.
From Constantine right up to the Middle Ages much of Northern Europe was converted through miracle-working missionary monks, leading to outbreaks of revival. This book documents many of these amazing events and shows that the power of the Holy Spirit was clearly present in signs, wonders and miracles from the very beginning of the Christian church.
Book Two: Reformations and Awakenings
This second of three volumes continues to examine the historical record of spiritual gifts and supernatural signs during the time of the Renaissance, the Enlightenment and the Modern Age, in a climate of intellectual revolution.
The French Revolution replaced Christianity with liberalism, but restorationist movements countered this and reestablished faith in the supernatural. England experienced the Weslyan Revival and America had two Great Awakenings. Modern Holiness movements and prayer revivals also led to a stream of new American healing ministries. In an unbelieving world dominated by secular and liberal ideas, the gospel continued to spread with signs following.
Book Three: Worldwide Revivals and Renewal
This third volume documents the historical record of supernatural healings and miracles up to the present day and traces the origins of modern Pentecostal movements.
Evan Roberts gained worldwide attention through the 1904-05 Welsh Revival. Charles Parham preached the modern Pentecostal baptism in the Holy Spirit, and William Seymour spearheaded an international Pentecostal movement from Azusa Street in Los Angeles. This spawned new denominations worldwide and opened the way for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, as independent charismatic networks built megachurches, Bible schools, and introduced tele-evangelism into people’s homes. Today, a fresh wave of global revival and harvest is expected "when the Word and the Spirit come together."
Pentecost to the Present: The Trilogy
This three-book series traces our Spirit-filled heritage to ancient times and gives documented historical evidence of signs, wonders, and miracles continuing in the church to this present age.
Book One covers the period from the early church through the Middle Ages when much of Europe was converted through miracle-working missionary monks.
Book Two covers the period from the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century, including the Renaissance and the Enlightenment and how they affected Christianity both in Europe and the New World.
Book Three brings us up to the present day, sparked by the 1904-05 Welsh Revival and the Azusa Street Revival in 1906, followed by the Charismatic renewal and the global rise of Pentecostalism.
“Jeff Oliver has produced the best church history I have read by far. I could hardly put it down. This is truly a remarkable work that not only illuminates and honors the great things the Holy Spirit has done, but compels you to relentlessly pursue Him to do them all again in our time. This is our heritage, and every Christian should read these books.” —Rick Joyner, Founder and Executive Director of MorningStar Ministries, Fort Mill, SC
“This work very helpfully traces reported examples of Spirit activity through church history in a concise and superbly accessible form.” —Craig S. Keener, F.M. and Ada Thompson Chair of Biblical Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary.
"As we stand at the threshold of the greatest move of God and harvest of souls the world has ever known, there could be no more timely work than Pentecost to the Present." –Bernadette Ooley, Bible Instructor and Founding Staff Member Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry, Redding, CA
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