The Ulster Awakening: An Account of the 1859 Revival in Ireland
This is the finest account of the last great awakening in the British Isles and it is full of relevance for the needs of the present time. Not only were thousands made citizens of heaven but whole communities were changed in this fallen world.’ — IAIN H. MURRAY
One hundred and fifty years ago the Spirit of God was poured out in great abundance upon the churches and people of Ulster, one of Ireland’s four ancient provinces. From humble beginnings among praying people in a County Antrim village, a mighty spiritual movement spread rapidly across the whole province, transforming the lives of many thousands in countryside and city alike and bringing with it radical social changes that lasted for several generations.
Writing in 1860 to defend the Ulster Awakening against the attacks of a skeptical press, John Weir, an Irish Presbyterian minister, skilfully weaves correspondence from the leading figures of the Revival into his truly fascinating, eye-witness account of the soul-stirring events of 1859.