Review: Lady Huntingdon and Her Friends

by Helen C Knight Our Price £6.75Huntingdon

First printed in 1853 this book, this book is a shorter but excellent account which covers a wide range of historic and biographical revival material concerning the Great Awakening in England in the 18th century and concerns of one of its principle supporters, who was greatly used by God.

Books on church history generally focus on the exploit of great preachers, but little is written of the impact that women made during times of revival. This book recounts the significant role that Selena, Countess of Huntingdon played during the Awakening and the tremendous expansion in the gospel work that followed.

Selina could have had a glittering career at the heart of eighteenth century nobility, but saved by grace, she lived modestly and poured her resources into the promotion of evangelical Christianity. Churches were built, together with a college for training ministers, all under the patronage of the countess.

As we follow Lady Huntingdon, we find ourselves also in the company of Isaac Watts, john Wesley ,George Whitfield, Philip Doddridge and several others who were helped by her counsel and support.

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