Jesus Revolution (Hardcover)

How God Transformed an Unlikely Generation and How He Can Do It Again Today

By Greg Laurie, Ellen Vaughn

Baker Books, 9780801075940, 272pp.

Publication Date: September 4, 2018

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Description

God has always been interested in turning unlikely people into his most fervent followers. Prostitutes and pagans, tax collectors and tricksters. The more unlikely, the more it seemed to please God and to demonstrate his power, might, and mercy. America in the 1960s and 1970s was full of unlikely people--men and women who had rejected the stuffy religion of their parents' generation, who didn't follow the rules, didn't fit in. The perfect setting for the greatest spiritual awakening of the 20th century.

With passion and purpose, Greg Laurie and Ellen Vaughn tell the amazing true story of the Jesus Movement, an extraordinary time of mass revival, renewal, and reconciliation. Setting fascinating personal stories within the context of one of the most tumultuous times in modern history, the authors draw important parallels with our own time of spiritual apathy or outright hostility, offering hope for the next generation of unlikely believers--and for the next great American revival.

Those who lived through the Jesus Revolution will find here an inspiring reminder of the times and people that shaped their lives and faith. Younger readers will discover a forgotten part of recent American history and, along with it, a reason to believe that God is not finished with their generation.


About the Author

Greg Laurie is senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship, with campuses in California and Hawaii. He began his pastoral ministry at the age of 19, leading a Bible study of 30 people. Today, Harvest is one of the largest churches in America. More than 5.6 million people have attended Laurie's Harvest Crusades since 1990, and more than 500,000 people have registered professions of faith through these outreaches. Laurie is the author of more than 70 books and his daily nationally syndicated radio program, A New Beginning, is broadcast on more than 1,000 radio outlets around the world. He and his wife, Cathe, have been married for over 40 years and have two sons and five grandchildren. Ellen Vaughn is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and inspirational speaker who has written or co-written more than 20 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, she also serves on the board of directors for International Cooperating Ministries. Vaughn and her husband, Lee, live in northern Virginia. They have three grown children and two enthusiastic but clueless dogs.