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In the late-eighteenth century George Whitefield's preaching in Britain and North America helped stoke the fires of the Great Awakening. Alongside John and Charles Wesley, his work led to the founding of the Methodist church. Even Benjamin Franklin was fascinated by Whitefield’s ministry and went to hear him preach.

This great expositor's booming voice preached to as many as tens of thousands of eager listeners at a time—often out in the fresh, open air rather than a more ecclesiastical setting. Known for his theatrical style of delivering sermons, he is arguably the most influential evangelist of the eighteenth century. In The Life and Works of George Whitefield (21 Vols.), hundreds of letters and journal entries illuminate Whitefield's character and his earnest desire to bring all he encountered to Christ. Five biographical works are included, each shedding a unique light on this traveling preacher who crossed the Atlantic ocean to America an astonishing number of times throughout his life. Whitefield's associations with the Wesley brothers, Charles and John, are also noted, particularly in an account of John Wesley and George Whitefield's dealings with the Church of Scotland, aptly titled John Wesley and George Whitefield in Scotland.

Key Features

  • Contains two collections of George Whitefield’s sermons
  • Includes a variety of biographies on Whitefield
  • Presents John Wesley’s sermon from Whitefield’s funeral
  • Contains multiple biographical accounts of one of the eighteenth century’s finest traveling evangelists
  • Includes hundreds of letters written by George Whitefield
  • Sermons and historical accounts of Whitefield’s preaching excursions

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Sermons on Important Subjects

  • Authors: George Whitefield, Samuel Drew, and Joseph Smith
  • Publisher: William Tegg
  • Publication Date: 1841
  • Pages: 282

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Sermons on Important Subjects is a collection of 75 of George Whitefield’s sermons from both the Old and New Testaments. Sermons include: “Repentance and Confession,” “God, A Believer’s Glory,” “The Good Shepherd,” “Marks of Having Received the Holy Ghost,” and many others. These sermons are great tools for individual Bible study or for sermon preparation.

In addition to Whitefield’s sermons, this volume also contains a memoir of Whitefield written by Samuel Drew and a dissertation on Whitefield’s character and preaching by Joseph Smith. These personal accounts of Whitefield introduce readers to the man behind the message.

George Whitefield (1714–1770) was one of the most influential preachers in Britain and North America in the eighteenth century. Along with the Wesley brothers, Whitefield helped establish the Methodist church and spread the Great Awakening throughout both Britain and the American colonies.

Samuel Drew (1765–1833) was a Cornish Methodist theologian. He wrote several works in theology and metaphysics and served as the editor of Imperial Magazine.

Joseph Smith was an ordained minister.

Sermons on Various Subjects

  • Author: George Whitefield
  • Publisher: C. Rivington
  • Publication Date: 1739
  • Pages: 282

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Sermons on Various Subjects collects 10 of George Whitefield’s sermons, covering the topics of new birth, self-denial, intercession, and more. Each sermon is an exposition of a biblical text and a great tool for sermon preparation or personal devotional study. Deepen your understanding of the Bible through the sermons of one of the key leaders of the Great Awakening.

George Whitefield (1714–1770) was one of the most influential preachers in Britain and North America in the eighteenth century. Along with the Wesley brothers, Whitefield helped establish the Methodist church and spread the Great Awakening throughout both Britain and the American colonies.

A Collection of Hymns for Social Worship

  • Author: George Whitefield
  • Publisher: William Strahan
  • Publication Date: 1758
  • Pages: 180

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George Whitefield wrote: “all the acts and exercises of devotion are sweet and delightful, yet we never resemble the blessed worshippers above more than when we are joining together in public devotions.” It was out of this desire to lead people into worship that Whitefield published this collection of hymns. Rich in theology and imagery, these hymns are ideal for personal worship and devotion.

George Whitefield (1714–1770) was one of the most influential preachers in Britain and North America in the eighteenth century. Along with the Wesley brothers, Whitefield helped establish the Methodist church and spread the Great Awakening throughout both Britain and the American colonies.

George Whitefield: A Light Rising in Obscurity

  • Author: J.R. Andrews
  • Publisher: Morgan and Chase
  • Publication Date: 1864
  • Pages: 428

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Written less than a 100 years after George Whitefield’s death, George Whitefield; A Light Rising in Obscurity is J.R. Andrews’ endeavor to make the inner person of Whitefield known to the common reader. Andrews carefully combed Whitefield’s letters, diaries, and journals in preparation for this biography. Written in an accessible style, this volume provides a deeper look into the personal life and ministry of one of the most influential preachers of the eighteenth century.

John Richard Andrews is also the author of George Whitefield: Heroes of the Faith.

The Life and Travels of George Whitefield

  • Author: James Paterson Gledstone
  • Publisher: Longmans, Green, & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1871
  • Pages: 533

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In this volume, James Paterson Gledstone set out to give a detailed account of George Whitefield’s personal life. He uses Whitefield’s journals and letters to uncover his passion and love for God, while also tracing the events in the life of this great preacher. The Life and Travels of George Whitefield covers Whitefield’s trips across Britain and the American Colonies, and discusses his influence on the Great Awakening.

James Paterson Gledstone is also the author of George Whitefield: Supreme among Preachers, George Whitefield, Field Preacher, and Observations of the Recent Select Committee of the House of Commons.

The Life of the Rev. George Whitefield, Volume 1

  • Author: L. Tyerman
  • Publisher: Anson D.F. Randolph
  • Publication Date: 1877
  • Pages: 561

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By the time that the Rev. L. Tyerman set out to write his biography of George Whitefield more than half a dozen similar works had already been published. Yet Tyerman brought new material to light regarding Whitefield’s life and ministry, granting a fuller picture than was previously available. The Life of the Rev. George Whitefield portrays a man who in practice belonged to no church, but loved all who love the Lord Jesus. This first volume begins with Whitefield’s childhood in 1714 and covers his time in college, his ordination, and his early ministry.

L. Tyerman is the author of The Life and Times and the Rev. Samuel Wesley, M.A., Rector of Epworth, The Life and Times of the Rev. John Wesley, M.A., and The Oxford Methodists.

The Life of the Rev. George Whitefield, Volume 2

  • Author: L. Tyerman
  • Publisher: Anson D.F. Randolph
  • Publication Date: 1877
  • Pages: 672

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This volume is part two of L. Tyerman’s biography of George Whitefield. It picks up in 1741 with Whitefield’s second visit to Scotland and proceeds to Whitefield’s death in 1770. A very detailed and in-depth work, this biography is a great compliment to shorter works on the life of Whitefield. Be inspired by the personal devotion, piety, and character of a man who preached to crowds of thousands.

L. Tyerman is the author of The Life and Times and the Rev. Samuel Wesley, M.A., Rector of Epworth, The Life and Times of the Rev. John Wesley, M.A., and The Oxford Methodists.

A Sermon on the Death of the Rev. Mr. George Whitefield

  • Author: John Wesley
  • Publisher: J. and W. Oliver
  • Publication Date: 1770
  • Pages: 44

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John Wesley was a contemporary of George Whitefield. Together, their role in the spread of the Great Awakening is immeasurable. This sermon, delivered at Whitefield’s funeral, provides an eye-witness testimony of the life and ministry of one of the greatest evangelists of the eighteenth century. A rare treasure for the church, Wesley’s sermon offers a personal glimpse into Whitefield’s life and character.

John Wesley (1703-1791) was an eighteenth-century Anglican clergyman and Christian theologian who was an early leader in the Methodist movement.

The Works of the Reverend George Whitefield, Vol. 1

  • Author: George Whitefield
  • Publisher: London
  • Publication Date: 1771
  • Pages: 480

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This first volume contains nearly five hundred correspondences written between 1734–1742. It is said of these letters in the preface, "his friends, and even his enemies (should there be any such) will here openly behold his unwearied diligence, undaunting firmness, noble disinterestedness, and exceeding usefulness in the work of the ministry; also, his remarkable fidelity in friendship, exemplary piety, and fervent zeal for the prosperity of pure and undefiled religion."

The Works of the Reverend George Whitefield, Vol. 2

  • Author: George Whitefield
  • Publisher: London
  • Publication Date: 1771
  • Pages: 480

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A continuation of letters written by Whitefield, volume two contains over a decade of correspondences, spanning the years from 1742–1753. Whitefield's letters cover numerous topics, including reproaches of sin, words of encouragement, and historical facts regarding his life and travels.

The Works of the Reverend George Whitefield, Vol. 3

  • Author: George Whitefield
  • Publisher: London
  • Publication Date: 1771
  • Pages: 512

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Over five hundred letters make up this third volume of Whitefield's writings. As well as more letters of encouragement, reproach, and praise, this resource includes correspondences regarding building and founding of the Bethseda orphanage in Georgia. The orphanage was established with money that Whitefield collected during his evangelical travels around America, and the letters give a glimpse into the beginnings of it.

The Works of the Reverend George Whitefield, Vol. 4

  • Author: George Whitefield
  • Publisher: London
  • Publication Date: 1771
  • Pages: 496

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Volume four contains further correspondences of Whitefield, including an answer to the bishop of London regarding the difference between desiring to live a godly life and actually living it, a letter to the religious societies of England regarding worldliness and temptation, and a letter to the inhabitants of Maryland, Virginia, North, and South Carolina regarding the treatment of slaves. A selection of prayers is also in this volume.

The Works of the Reverend George Whitefield, Vol. 5

  • Author: George Whitefield
  • Publisher: London
  • Publication Date: 1771
  • Pages: 474

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The Works of the Reverend George Whitefield, Vol. 5 contains thirty-one sermons, including topics such as walking with God, righteous living, temptation, and resting in Christ. Whitefield's bold words are lucid and focused, pointing his audience towards godly living.

The Works of the Reverend George Whitefield, Vol. 6

  • Author: George Whitefield
  • Publisher: London
  • Publication Date: 1771
  • Pages: 434

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Twenty-six sermons end the six volume set, The Works of the Reverend George Whitefield. He preaches on texts from Luke, John, Acts, 1&2 Corinthians, Ephesians, Philippians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Timothy, Hebrews, and Zechariah.

Journals of George Whitefield

  • Author: George Whitefield
  • Publisher: London
  • Publication Date: 1905
  • Pages: 515

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Journals of George Whitefield takes a close-up look at the life of this great evangelist, from his own pen. Inspirational and thought-provoking, these journals encapsulate the life, character, and wisdom of this godly man. Also contained in this set of journals are the two brief autobiographical resources entitled A Short Account of God's Dealings with the Reverend George Whitefield and A Further Account of God's Dealings with the Reverend George Whitefield.

Memoirs of the Life of the Reverend George Whitefield

  • Author: John Gillies
  • Publisher: Philadelphia
  • Publication Date: 1820
  • Pages: 312

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Twenty-two chapters make up these memoirs of Whitefield. Included at the end of this brief memoir is an excerpt from the London Evangelical Magazine, and the book ends with a call to Christ.

John Gillies was an author and Scottish friend of George Whitefield.

The Prince of Pulpit Orators: A Portraiture of Rev. George Whitefield

  • Author: J. B. Wakeley
  • Publisher: New York: Carlton & Lanahan
  • Publication Date: 1871
  • Pages: 400

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Written a century after the death of Whitefield, The Prince of Pulpit Orators: A Portraiture of Rev. George Whitefield is a series of character sketches and anecdotes depicting his life. J. B. Wakeley paints a vivid picture of the character and person of Whitefield with a concentrated effort placed on the description of the delivery and content of Whitefield's sermons. This work also goes by the title, Anecdotes of the Rev. George Whitefield.

J. B. Wakeley was a nineteenth century author who also wrote biographical resources regarding the Wesley family.

John Wesley and George Whitefield in Scotland

  • Author: D. Butler
  • Publisher: London: William Blackwood
  • Publication Date: 1898
  • Pages: 320

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Largely written with data collected from the journals of John Wesley and George Whitefield, John Wesley and George Whitefield in Scotland is a narrative of the visits of these two well-known evangelists to the country of Scotland. Documenting the travels and the subsequent effects of those journeys on the Church of Scotland, this resource also details the Methodist Revival in Scotland, and is a historically significant documentation of God's work in the Church of Scotland during that time period.

D. Butler was a minister and writer of the nineteenth century.

The Life of the Great Preacher, Reverend George Whitefield

  • Author: A. S. Billingsley
  • Publisher: Philadelphia: P. W. Ziegler
  • Publication Date: 1878
  • Pages: 437

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"Whitefield was a flame of fire. And as that flame has shone so bright, enlightened the minds and warmed the hearts of so many, it is very important to keep it burning," begins the preface of this biographical work. Thirty-seven chapters make up this resource, taking the reader on a journey through the remarkable life of this traveling preacher. Whitefield spoke to hundreds of thousands of people during his extensive travels, encouraging and inspiring all who heard this great expositor and celebrity—and all who read his life story will be touched as well. This resource also contains two of Whitefield's sermons, entitled "The Kingdom of God" and "God, A Believer's Glory."

A. S. Billingsley was a nineteenth century reverend and author.

The Testimony of the President, Professors, Tutors and Hebrew Instructor of Harvard College Against the Rev. George Whitefield

  • Authors: Edward Holyoke, Henry Flynt, Edward Wigglesworth, Judah Monis, Belcher Hancock, Joseph Mayhew, Thomas Marsh, John Winthrop
  • Publisher: Boston
  • Publication Date: 1744
  • Pages: 15

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A brief criticism of George Whitefield, this resource expounds on several specific points of concern. Supposing him to be impulsive in his efforts to be led by the Holy Spirit, the authors felt that he was also "an uncharitable, censorious, and slanderous man". The writers of this resource were also vigorously opposed to the idea of the itinerant preacher, and expressed the supposed dangers of this expository style at length. The Testimony of the President, Professors, Tutors and Hebrew Instructor of Harvard College Against the Rev. George Whitefield gives a fascinating glance at Whitefield through the lens of his critics.

The Life and Times of the Reverend George Whitefield

  • Author: Robert Philip
  • Publisher: London
  • Publication Date: 1838
  • Pages: 588

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Robert Philips says of his writing: "this work is chiefly from Whitefield's own pen. So far as it is mine, it is in his own spirit." Aiming to keep the tone of the book true to the character of Whitefield, Philips compiled a detailed account of this great preacher's early years, schooling, and travels.

Robert Philip (1791-1858) wrote numerous resources, including his more well-known work, The Experimental Guides.

About George Whitefield

George Whitefield was born in Gloucester, England in 1714. The son of a poor widow, he went on to study at Oxford, where he met Charles and John Wesley. The Wesley brothers were a part of what was referred to as the "Holy Club" on campus, which Whitefield joined and by which he was quite influenced, later becoming the president. His passion for theater and public speaking made him quite popular quickly as he became a traveling evangelist, and his projective voice allowed him to speak outdoors rather than in a church setting. He believed in preaching his sermons without notes in order to allow room for the Holy Spirit to guide his speaking, and was known for his theatrical delivery. In 1738, he came to America for the first of seven trips he would make across the ocean. During this first trip, he founded the orphanage Bethesda, just outside of Savannah, GA. Throughout his life, he toured all over New England, as well as England, Scotland, and Wales, preaching to crowds of up to tens of thousands at a time, greatly influencing the Great Awakening and the early Methodist Church. He died in 1770.

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