A Passionate Faith Paperback
What Makes an Evangelical?
by Richard Turnbull;
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A Passionate Faith
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- Everyone has an opinion, but what really is an Evangelical?
- Stripping back the false impression, this book explores the history and theology of the movement
- You'll find a defined and concrete understanding of Evangelical
A Passionate Faith is an in depth overview of the evangelical movement looking at how has it changed over time, the style and the theology that underpins it.
Written by the principle of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, A Passionate Faith is written to communicate the evangelical stance from an authoritative position. The hallmark of evangelical tradition, Richard Turnbull, addresses a wide range of question, such as:
- Historical roots of evangelical spirituality,
- The place of the Bible,
- The concept of personal transformation,
- Conversion and call,
- Evangelism and service,
- Worship and revival.
With little written on this subject, enter the discussion for yourself with 'A Passionate Faith', a helpful guide to understanding the growing British tradition.
Having held a variety of senior positions within the Church of England, Richard Turnbull is currently Principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. A qualified chartered accountant, Richard gained his PhD in theology from Durham, and also wrote Anglican and Evangelicals?
A Passionate Faith by Richard Turnbull was published by Lion Hudson in June 2012 and is our 6711th best seller. The ISBN for A Passionate Faith is 9781854249012.
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A Passionate FaithPhil Whittall, via The Good Book Stall
Like most readers one of the first things I read is the back cover and endorsements and this book has a cracker of an endorsement from Simon Ponsonby. However after reading the book I was left wth the distinct feeling of having been short-changed; in other words I was disappointed. You’d be wrong however to think that A Passionate Faith is a bad book, it's not but it's nowhere near the rousing call to reach the world that the quote suggests.
Instead it’s a careful study of evangelical spirituality in its various aspects: Bible, prayer, worship and chapters on conversion, revival and holiness by looking at the history of the movement. All of the conclusions point the reader towards a conservative evangelical understanding with a high view of scripture, a preference for Calvinism and a cautious response towards the charismatic and a renewed commitment to evangelism and service.
The characters are the usual suspects of Wesley, Moody, Whitefield and the Keswick Convention. The chapters are all well considered, the tone is measured and the conclusions are moderate. For those interested in the history and development of evangelical spirituality then this is a useful and reasonable book. What it is not is gripping or even passionate. It is a mostly dispassionate look at a passionate faith and as a result lacks persuasive power.
I understand that the publisher needs to make the book as compelling as possible but the best way to do that is to match the presentation with the content and market it accordingly. With A Passionate Faith the dissonance is too great and instead of helping it hinders.
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Details for A Passionate Faith
|Author / Artist||Richard Turnbull|
|Publisher||Lion Hudson (June 2012)|
|Number of Pages||176|
|Page last updated||9th January 2018|