Encourage your child to learn about George Whitefield, from his early beginnings as a hopeful actor in England through to his death in Newburyport, Massachusetts. A renowned Anglican preacher of the eighteenth century, Whitefield is most known for his foundation of the evangelical movement. Written with dialogue taken from direct quotes from Whitefield (in italics). Recommended for ages 8-14.
George Whitefield's voice was the envy of many a professional actor. He could hold a crowd's attention like no other. But although he had wanted to be an actor as a young boy George's voice was used for greater things. After coming to know the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal saviour George went on to preach to many people in the United Kingdom, America and the world. He was the first to preach to the slaves of the United States. And it is estimated that he spoke more than 18,000 sermons during his life.
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