Charles Finney has been called the greatest revivalist in America. He had the power of the Holy Spirit, and his convicting message turned many sinners to Jesus. Power, Passion and Prayer includes 11 of Finney's most famous sermons on prayer and revival. Finney's words hold just the same power today as 150 years ago:
"There are two kinds of means requisite to promote a revival: the one to influence man, the other to influence God. The truth is employed to influence men, and prayer to move God. When I speak of moving God, I do not mean that prayer changes God's mind, or that His disposition or character is changed. But prayer produces such a change in us as renders it consistent for God to do, as it would not be consistent for Him to do otherwise."
For anyone seeking for revival, Finney's messages are invaluable. Also included in this book is a short biography of Finney's life.
Charles Grandison Finney (1792-1875) was a revivalist during the Second Great Awakening in America. His preaching may have led to the conversion of over 500,000 people. Involved in the abolitionist movement, Finney denounced slavery. Finney was president of Oberlin College for 15 years, and helped preside over Oberlin College's integration of women and African-Americans with white males in its classes.