Can you name the sixteen revivals that the Bible records? Learn what causes God to move in powerful ways and what happens as a result.
From Genesis and Exodus, through Samuel, Kings, Chronicles and the minor prophets, and then into the Gospels and Acts, in the sixteen chapters of Revive Us Again (288 pages – Paperback: $13.45) Walter Kaiser surveys sixteen revivals that occurred in the Bible. Kaiser begins by defining biblical revival and why it is needed, enumerating characteristics common to all of the revivals in the Bible, and showing why it is worthwhile to study them. Through studying them, Kasier's aim is to create a desire in believers for revival today, to help them learn how to go about seeking and preparing for revival, and to show them what kinds of people God uses in revivals. At the end of his own study, Kaiser writes, "I conclude that there can be no revival without the Lord initiating it and carrying it out. But I also conclude that no one can hide behind the doctrine of God as the explanation for why we have not had a revival in our day or the reason that the last great revival in America occurred in 1905-06.
There are essential factors for revival, such as repentance, prayer, the preaching of the Word of God, humbling ourselves under the mighty hand of God, and earnestly seeking his face" (pg. 18). The Bible's own accounts of revival show us our part that we must play if revival is to occur in and through us. Kaiser is right in claiming that these accounts of revival in both the Old and New Testament were written "for our instruction" today (Rom 15:4), and his book is an excellent help in heeding their instruction.
Table of Contents:
1. It is time to Ask God to Revive Us Once Again
2. It is time to Get Rid of Our Idols
3. It is time to Confess Our Sin
4. It is time to Serve the Lord Only
5. It is time to Let God Be God
6. It is time to Seek the Lord
7. It is time to Pray to the Lord
8. It is time to Turn Back to the Lord
9. It is time to Humble Ourselves before the Lord
10. It is time to Renew the Work of the Lord
11. It is time to Rejoice in the Lord
12. It is time to Prepare for the Lord
13. It is time to Embrace the Gift of the Holy Spirit
14. It is time to Ask for a Change of Heart
15. It is time to Advance the Missionary Cause of Christ
16. It is time to Renew Evangelism in the Church
Dr. Kaiser is the Colman M. Mockler distinguished Professor of Old Testament and President Emeritus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Prior to his time at Gordon-Conwell, Dr. Kaiser taught at Wheaton College and at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Dr. Kaiser currently serves on the boards of several Christian organizations. He has authored, edited, or contributed to over forty books, including: Hard Sayings of the Old Testament, The Messiah in the Old Testament, Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics: The Search for Meaning, and Mission in the Old Testament: Israel as a Light to the Nations. Dr. Kaiser and his wife, Marge, have four children and seven grandchildren.