God has always been passionate about turning unlikely people into His most fervent followers. Prostitutes and pagans, tax collectors and tricksters, the pompous and the pious--the more unlikely the people, the more it seems to please God to demonstrate His power, might, and mercy through them. America in the 1960s and 1970s was full of many such unlikely characters--young men and women who had rejected the conformist religion of their parents' generation, iconoclasts who didn't follow the rules and didn't fit in. It was the perfect setting for the greatest spiritual awakening of the twentieth century.
With clarity, humor, passion, and purpose, Greg Laurie and Ellen Vaughn tell the remarkable true story of the Jesus Movement, an extraordinary time of mass revival, renewal, and reconciliation. Setting intriguing personal stories within the context of one of the most tumultuous times in modern history, they draw important parallels with our own time of spiritual apathy and outright hostility, offering hope for the next generation of unlikely believers--and for the next great American revival.
Greg Laurie is senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship, one of the largest churches in America. More than 5.6 million people have attended his Harvest Crusades since 1990, and more than 500,000 people have registered professions of faith through these outreaches. Greg is the author of more than seventy books, and his daily nationally syndicated radio program, A New Beginning, is broadcast worldwide.
Ellen Vaughn is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and inspirational speaker who has written or cowritten more than twenty books. Former vice president of executive communications for Prison Fellowship, she collaborated with Chuck Colson on a number of his seminal works. A senior fellow for the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, Ellen also serves on the board of directors for International Cooperating Ministries.
--"For those who were eyewitnesses to the Jesus Movement, this book will be a welcome reminder of what made that time of our lives so special. For those who know nothing about it, this book will be an entertaining crash course on events that defined the Christian church in America for generations. For everyone, it will be a compelling testimony about the power of God to save."--Dr. Jack Graham, pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church
--"Jesus Revolution has tuned my heart to a higher level of praise for a loving God who has the proven power to break through to a lost, godless, self-destructing generation and redeem it, one person at a time. If He could rescue and reset Greg Laurie--and He did--then there is no one and no generation beyond His reach."--Anne Graham Lotz, speaker; author, The Daniel Prayer; www.annegrahamlotz.org
--"Back in the '60s, when I first came to Christ, you could sense a stirring out on the West Coast. God was on the move . . . rescuing wayward wanderers through the Jesus Movement, sparking a revival that rocked our country and beyond. You, too, will be inspired and refreshed as you read the historic account of one of the most remarkable seasons of revival in the history of Christianity!"--Joni Eareckson Tada, Joni and Friends International Disability Center
--"In the 1960s and '70s, God moved in a unique way, sweeping across America and transforming the lives of countless people. This fast-paced, grace-filled, Bible-centered book will show you how God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things."--Craig Groeschel, pastor, Life.Church; New York Times bestselling author
--"Greg Laurie and Ellen Vaughn have given us a compelling and insightful look into the Jesus Movement of the '60s and '70s. As our society seems to grow more and more dark, this book makes me excited and hopeful that maybe we are not that far from another great move of God."--Chris Tomlin, music artist, songwriter, author
Authors: Greg Laurie & Ellen Vaughn
Publisher: Baker Books
Number Of Pages: 272
Release Date: 04-09-2018