In 202 pages the writer brilliantly traces the conversion of Lady Huntingdon and her increasing friendship with, and support of, the revival messengers of the eighteenth century, and here is the unique value of this work. All the great names of the time are here. For readers not too familiar with the Great Awakening, here is a highly informative sweep through, with a human view of Whitefield, Wesley, Romaine, Venn, Doddridge, Rowland Hill and others seen through the eyes of Selina, Countess of Huntingdon. The work was researched from Lady Huntingdon's diaries and letters. Even for those already well-read, there is much in this volume which will be new to them, for the emphasis on Lady Huntingdon's personal and subjective impressions and opinions yields much which is fresh and edifying. (Her references to the infidel Lord Chesterfield, whom she tried to help in the hour of his miserable death, are an example.)
Readable, enjoyable, challenging and moving.
Preface 1. Natural and Spiritual Birth of Lady Huntingdon 2. A Glance at Familiar Faces 3. Doing and Suffering 4. Whitefield 5. Romaine - Alarms 6. Doddridge 7. The Tabernacle - Venn - Preaching Tours 8. Family Matters - Chapels - Berridge 9. The Valley of Baca 10. Blackfriars - Chapel at Bath - Lady Glenorchy 11. The Indian Preacher - Dartmouth - Lord Buchan 12. Trevecca 13. A New Recruit - Tunbridge Wells 14. The Breach 15. Death of Whitefield 16. Venn Leaving Huddersfield - Labours of Lady Huntingdon ®Õ?? Death of Howell Harris and Lord Chesterfield 17. The Rectory of Yelling 18. Rowland Hill 19. The Secession 20. Harvest Home