In typical style, Bishop J. C. Ryle's short biography of George Whitefield covers a great deal of ground. The second and concluding chapter includes sections where Ryle sets forth for our consideration:
1)His estimate of the good that Whitfield did 2)Testimonies to his direct usefulness 3)Comment on the indirect good that Whitefield did 4)The peculiar character of Whitefield's preaching 5)His real power as a preacher 6)A brief analysis of his published sermons 7)Whitefield's simplicity, directness, power of description, earnestness, pathos, action, voice and fluency 8)Comment on Whitefield's humility, love for Christ, his inner spiritual life, his self-denial and cheerfulness 9)Short specimens of Whitfield's preaching
This brief account of the life and ministry of one of God's choices saints is contained in a series of similar papers, as originally set down by the pen of Bishop J. C. Ryle (the Evagelical Bishop), but in our day reprinted by The Banner of Truth Trust, whose volume ‚ÄúChristian Leaders of the 18th Century‚ÄĚ we commend to you.
John Charles Ryle was born in the English town of Macclesfield, in the County of Cheshire, on the 10th of May, 1816. His education took him to the prestigious college at Eton, followed by time spent at the great University of Oxford. His conversion can be traced to a time when...