Throughout the book there is a watermark and undercurrent of the influences of the British Awakening (1739-1791) and the Welsh Revival (1904-1905) and how Christians were stirred and encouraged by past visitations of the Holy Spirit; or encouraged and inspired by the lives of revivalists, to see the blessing of revival in their own town or nation.
Read about the glorious workings of God during times of heavenly visitations: Revived Christians, saved sinners, transformed communities and nations; healings, physical phenomena, conviction of sin, miracles, signs and wonders, deliverance from demons, prayer and intercession. Including visions and prophecies of revival for the United Kingdom and beyond. Learn from the past, be challenged for today and be inspired for the future!
What to buy, take with you and leave behind Who to go with, where to go and when to depart To join a mission organisation or plan your own STM The duration, destination and timing of your mission trip Types of STMs – evangelistic, preaching or humanitarian Medical issues, your passport, visa and travelling with money Emotional and spiritual work before, during and on your return Understanding culture, language and giving your testimony How to get the money to go and setting a realistic budget Food, drink, accommodation and working with the locals Team dynamics, etiquette, leadership and the team Security, wisdom and safety – being streetwise Having a safe and successful STM
Split into 8 sections with 42 chapters: 1. Where to travel, with whom and preparation. 2. Safety, medical, health, survival and extreme travel. 3. Budgeting, money, what to buy and pack (kit-list). 4. Plane ticket, visa, airport and accommodation. 5. Hygiene, scams, settling in, language and law. 6. Food, journal, culture, oppression & photography. 7. Public transport, your own vehicle, renting, overland bus and researching an organization. 8. Aid work, volunteer-vacation, advice for leaders, a working team, can you help me (money) and returning home. Including:
Why travel, options, ideas, opportunities and experiences.The style of your trip, what to do, when to go and the cost.Gap year safety, medical and health related issues and remote travel.How to travel with money, cash, ATMs, haggling and remunerations.Your rucksack/backpack, what you need to take and leave behind.The plane ticket, review sites, applying for a visa and airport etiquette.Finding a place to stay, reservations and accommodation checks.Personal hygiene, scams, settling in and a foreign language.Be smart, shrewd and safe, the laws of the land and social media.Food & drink, keeping a journal, culture, writing and photography. Buses, trains, taxis, motorbikes, overlanders and vehicle maintenance. Overland bus trip and researching an organization.Humanitarian and development aid and leading a volunteer-vacation. A working-vacation, advice for leaders and a working team. Can you help me and the end of the journey.
If you want to have your eyes open to the real spiritual battles that shape our lives, learn the path to victory and dig deep into the meat of God’s Word, then get ready to discover extreme faith in your life, bear fruit for Jesus Christ and live in victory!
Discover how Christians prayed, the Scriptures that they pleaded, the challenges faced and how they saw the blessing of God in their towns and cities as the Holy Spirit came down and convicted saints, converted sinners and transformed lives unto the praise and glory of God!
The author makes many references to other lesser known revivals and brings facts to life through the use of detailed descriptions, statistics, interviews and eye-witness accounts; coupled with his broad and extensive knowledge of revival church history makes this book informative, and a truly inspirational read. Learn from the past, be challenged for the present and be inspired for the future!
Since the beginning of time mankind has asked, “Why am I alive, does my life matter and is there an afterlife I can prepare for?” Christianity Rediscovered has the answers and will help you find meaning, focus, clarity and peace. It reveals how to pursue God, invites direction, provides spiritual guidance and will motivate you to live a strong Christian life in the present whilst preparing for eternity.
Christianity Rediscovered is rooted and grounded in the Bible and is written in an easy-to-read style with verses of Scripture printed in full, with practical advice, guidance and explanations. Intermingled throughout the book are quotes from leaders of the Christian faith which help explain and reinforce Christian truth in a contemporary manner. The contents are practical in their explanations, lively in their illustrations and are not a list of do’s and don’ts, but what you need to know to succeed and grow now, and for a great eternal life.
Having a purpose and meaning to life Getting to know God and the path to Heaven How to be a happier person and find fulfilment Jesus Christ revealed and what He has done for mankind Christian language, the Bible explained and prayer explored Eternity, the Book of Life, the Judgment, Heaven and Hell Rediscovering Christianity and eternal salvation What goes on inside a church building and why Worship, Communion and being baptised in water
Mathew Backholer is a Christian TV presenter, author, revival historian, missiologist, seasoned traveller and the co-founder of ByFaith Media (www.ByFaith.org). Mathew began his studies at Bible College in his twenties where he received theological training and went into fulltime Christian ministry. Twenty years have passed since enrolling at Bible College and he has preached and taught at home and abroad, he is interdenominational in character, evangelical in outlook and has written more than a dozen books, and travelled to over forty countries.
How to travel on less than $50 a day and enjoy yourself daily.
How to get cheap flights, your visa and navigating the airport.
Youth hostels, camping, hotels, lodges, cafés and restaurants.
Learning fast, language, communication, culture, food and drink.
Packing your bag, the ultimate kit list and what to leave at home.
Trekking, beach vacation, inner cities, the countryside and jungles.
When and where to go, what to do, options, ideas and possibilities.
Photography tips, social media, security and traveling with money.
The environment, medical issues and dealing with an emergency.
How to make savings, haggling and make your money go further.
Transport abroad: buses, trains, taxis, rickshaws and motorbikes.
Getting the best deals, practical research and preparation.
Your road trip: car, motorbike, bicycle or renting abroad.
How to stay safe, healthy and on the right side of the law.
Prescription medicines that are illegal in other countries.
Travel warnings, scams, inoculations, jabs and survival items.
How to deal with unwanted attention, robbers and pickpockets.
How to protect yourself from malaria, wildlife, leeches and insects.
Food: allergies, hygiene, etiquette, vegetarian or vegan and potions.
International driving permit, vehicle maintenance and driving abroad.
Free WiFi, social media, communication, tablets and smartphones.
Border crossings, transport hubs, fellow travellers and stimulants.
Culture shock, religion, poverty, exploitation and helping others.
Charted transport, renting a motorbike, scooter or boat.
Theme parks, tourist and resort tax and when to tip.
As a world traveller Mathew Backholer has visited more than forty countries and has traveled the length of Africa from Cairo to the Cape, across South-East Asia from India to Vietnam and from Nepal to Russia via China and Mongolia and has survived the Trans-Siberian Railway. He has visited North Africa six times, driven around Britain and Europe and has gone solo, with friends, as part of team and as a team leader. He is the co-founder of ByFaith Media (www.ByFaith.org) and presents the reality travel series ByFaith TV which airs globally on numerous networks. He is the author of many books including: Budget Travel, A Guide to Travelling on a Shoestring and How to Plan, Prepare and Successfully Complete Your Short-Term Mission.
Genuine revivals and moves of God.Steps towards a heaven-sent revival.How God works in revivals and awakenings.The Church and community in times of revival.The differences between revivals and outpourings.Leadership, discernment and working with the Holy Spirit.The work and ministry of the Holy Spirit in genuine revival.Accepting God’s dynamics and rejecting the demonic.The facts of revival and what the Scriptures declare.The pendulum swing and characteristics of revival.The Divine, the demonic, deception and excess.How to handle excess and those in the flesh.The secrets and the supernatural of revival.Physical phenomena and conviction of sin.
What is genuine spiritual revival and how can we know truth from error, fact from fiction? With many preachers claiming to have ‘revival,’ some wanting to impart it into your life, with many evangelists, churches and conferences declaring they will have revival (so come and receive a touch), or they will impart it into your life – what is the truth? Revival Answers, True and False Revivals answers these question and many others, so we can discern genuine heaven-sent revival and not be deceived by a counterfeit.
Mission considerations and types of STMs What to do, where to go, with the best methods How to pick a team or choose a STM organization Raising financial support and managing your STM budget Travel kit list, items to buy and what to leave behind Emotional and spiritual work, before, during and at home Security, safety, duty and character, and being streetwise Dealing with social media and disruptive team members Medical advice, obtaining a visa and your plane ticket What to pack, how best to travel and airport etiquette Christian literature, building a home or sinking a bore well Communication, language issues and public speaking Team dynamics, food and drink, the tribe, and social time Working with the locals and being culturally sensitive What to do before and after you return home