Watchman Nee called it the "greatest known revival
in church history." On October 31, 1904, twentysix-
year-old Evan Roberts, a former miner, returned home
from a ministry training program, having quit at the
urging of the Holy Spirit. That night, he joined sixteen
other young people at a village chapel, and from that
humble origin sprang a spiritual revival that roared across
the hills and valleys of Wales. Thousands of souls were
welcomed into God's kingdom. Even the press could not
ignore the changes occurring, and they eagerly reported
on Roberts' every move.
As suddenly as he had appeared, Roberts vanished from
the world stage, only to reemerge twenty years later. What
happened? How did God work so miraculously?
Jessie Penn-Lewis was well-acquainted with the revival
and its leader. Her clear and concise history of the events
of that time remains a treasure for all those who pray for
revival to return in our day.