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
8)Comment on Whitefield's humility, love for Christ,
his inner spiritual life, his self-denial and
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 his own...