An insider's look at the extraordinary movement of the Spirit during the last 100 years! Offering an engaging eye-witness account, Pentecostal/Charismatic historian Synan provides a behind-the-scenes assessment of the events that took place at Azusa Street, the formation of the Pentecostal denominations, birth of the charismatic renewal, emergence of charismatic Catholicism, the Toronto Blessing, and more.
"A deeply moving account."--Richard J. Mouw
Premier Pentecostal historian Vinson Synan shares fascinating behind-the-scenes stories and personal assessments of the events that gave birth to the charismatic movements, including when the Holy Spirit fell at Azusa Street, the Latter Rain movement, the emergence of charismatic Catholicism, the Toronto Blessing, and more. A once-in-a-lifetime book, this eyewitness memoir will rivet and refresh all who love the work of God's Spirit.
Vinson Synan, dean emeritus and professor of church history at Regent University, received his PhD in American history from the University of Georgia. He founded and pastored four churches and has held various denominational offices. In 1970, Synan co-founded the Society for Pentecostal Studies, which has given institutional shape to Pentecostal research. He has published numerous scholarly and popular articles and essays and many books. He and his wife, Carol, live in Chesapeake, Virginia.
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