They were preachers, missionaries, and teachers--many without any prior ministry experience. Ordinary men and women, they were the raw material of the Pentecostal movement. But shaped and tempered by the Holy Spirit, they became his instruments of Spirit infused vision and revival. Beleaguered by skeptics, handicapped by scarce resources, and troubled by their own human nature, they nevertheless persevered to a rallying point: The Assemblies of God.
These are their stories, stories of people rather than a denomination. Their names may be unfamiliar, but not the work they left behind. In fact, their commitment to the "new work" of the Lord formed the thrust of a spiritual renewal that circled the world, and continues to this day. From the beginning of the 20th Century to the beginning of the 21st, respected historian Gary B. McGee catalogues the triumphant journeys of these compelling, often amazing people as they sought to be, most of all, people of the Spirit.
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