WRF Member Mark Shaw's GLOBAL AWAKENING - "The most impressive study of worldwide Christian revival to have appeared in a very long time."

WRF member Dr. Mark Shaw is Director of the World Christianity Program at Africa International University in Nairobi, Kenya.  His most recent book is GLOBAL AWAKENING: HOW 20th CENTURY REVIVALS TRIGGERED A CHRISTIAN REVOLUTION.   GLOBAL AWAKENING is published by IVP Academic ( www.ivpress.com ).

Mark Noll of the University of Notre Dame says this about GLOBAL AWAKENING: "Mark Shaw's bold thesis about the ongoing importance of revivals in the modern worlkd is a treasure for many reasons.  It offers a persuasive account linking American Pentecostalism and the American career of Billy Graham to the upsurge of evangelicalism atound the world.  It challenges blinkered views of evangelical Christianity that insist on reading it as just a cover for right-wing politics.  And it opens edifying vistas for Chriostian believers of all sorts who have become aware of momentous shifts in the nature of Christianity around the world, but who have needed a solid theological guide for understanding what is taking place.  Along with Michael McClymond's Encyclopedia of Religious Revivals in America, this book is the most impressive study of worldwide Christian revival to have appeared in a very long time." 

To read "Chapter One" of Global Awakening, click HERE .