Whilst there are many good biographies on Wesley this one is exceptionally good: it is very readable and, as Pollock always does, gives clear understanding of the spiritual issues involved at the significant stages.
The background to Wesley and 18th Century England is given and then in contrast we see clearly what God did during what we call ‘the great evangelical awakening’. Pollock paints an honest picture of Wesley, including the failures and flaws in the man; yet this only shows the grace of God even more during that period.
Particularly captivating are the many testimonies of conversions, preservations of Wesley and particularly how the gospel of our Lord Jesus transformed this nation. An inspiration to all of God’s children!
Church history may not be popular these days, but to ignore what God has done in the past is to miss out, at the very least, of understanding our heritage in the Lord.
NOTE: The reviewer, Stephen, read an older version of the book shown here, entitled “John Wesley”. It is our understanding that “Wesley The Preacher” is an updated version of the book Stephen read.