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Grace Grit and Gumption: Spiritual Revival in Wales

April 27, 2011

Paul Levy at Reformation 21 talks about his recent reading of Grace, Grit and Gumption by Geraint Fielder:

It tells the story of 3 evangelists in Wales at the turn of the 20th century. John Pugh and the Joshua brothers. I read it over 10 years ago and remembered enjoying it but I’d forgotten how very good it is.

Geraint Fielder tells the tale well , there is fantastic illustrative material here and an inspiring story. It’s wonderfully encouraging and a shot of adrenaline in the arm of the weary. I thoroughly recommend it.

There are parts of it that the more reformed police might want to take issue with but my advice to them is suck it up and enjoy the book. These were men who believed the gospel and acted on it. At times there is an activist bent but we can forgive them that as well.

Sadly for Thabiti none of the three men comment on the appearance of their wives, obviously this is a cultural oversight. I can only imagine the hurt and pain these three women felt at the lack of public appreciation of their beauty by their husbands. Apart from this, the book is a tonic for the soul.


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