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Summaries of Revivals

2nd edition 2009 – with updates of community and ecological transformation in the 21st Century.

Using eyewitness accounts, Geoff Waugh takes you inside the hearts and minds of people in revivals spanning the last three centuries. Beginning with the Moravians in 1727, this book gives first-person reports of revivals in Europe, America, Canada, Africa, India, Korea, Chile and more, including recent revivals.


Dr C Peter Wagner, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena:

I know of no other book like this one that provides rapid-fire, easy-to-read, factual literary snapshots of virtually every well-known revival since Pentecost.

As I read this book, I was thrilled to see how God has been so mightily at work in so many different times and places. I felt like I had grasped the overall picture of revival for the first time, and I was moved to pray that God, indeed, would allow me not to be just an observer, but rather a literal participant in the worldwide outpouring that will soon come. As you read the book, I am sure you will be saying the same thing.

By Rev Dr John Olley, former principal Perth Baptist Theological College:

A Goldmine of Inspiration

What a goldmine of inspiring details! Readers may have heard of some of the revivals described in this book, but Geoff Waugh’s comprehensive and up-to-date book provides a global perspective of the unexpected and transforming work of the Holy Spirit around the globe from the 18th century to today. Read, be inspired and encouraged – and open to ways in which the Spirit ‘blows where he wills’.

By Romulo Nayacalevu, Fiji lawyer and UN representative:

The first time I read this book, I couldn’t put it down. Not only were the stories researched with clear and concise data, but they provide an account of revivals that blew my mind away. As a person interested in seeing the winds of the Spirit blow in our churches and communities, I was truly impacted reading through history’s mighty revivals. Dr. Waugh’s simple yet provoking stories of men and women who dared make a difference and in being available for God was used mightily, is but a true story of this humble man of God whom I have had the privilege of working alongside following the revival winds in the Pacific. Once you read this book, you will not want to put it down as the stories come alive again, showing us the heart of a man who is passionate about revivals and seeing God move especially in our communities. Dr Waugh’s book is a must read to all who are passionate about letting the Holy Spirit do his work in their lives, in their church and in their community. An inspirational read.

By Romulo Nayacalevu, 15 Apr 2010

Dr James Haire – Former Head, School of Theology, Griffith University, Brisbane:

This work of the Rev. Dr. Geoff Waugh is of great significance. In it he has provided a comprehensive overview of the major revivals during the last three centuries. What is particularly important is the way in which we are enabled, through Dr. Waugh’s work, to see how God has acted in all kinds of ways, through unexpected people, in unexpected situations, to bring about revival. Geoff Waugh is respected for his integrity, his communication skills, and his passion for mission and renewal. Churches and Christians around the world will benefit greatly from this timely contribution.

Rev. Dr. Tony Cupit, Former Director of Evangelism, Baptist World Alliance:

Flashpoints of Revival is a good overview of the major revivals that have taken place in history, especially more recent history. It will be a compendium for historians and others interested in the subject for a long time to come. I doubt if there is a resource quite like it for logical progression and comprehensive treatment.

Rev Dr Naomi Dowdy, Trinity Christian Centre, Singapore:

Flashpoints of Revival has brought many hours of interesting reading. It is very informative and up to date concerning revivals both past and present. I am confident that this book will be well received by many scholars and historians.

Rev Dr Stuart Robinson, Crossway Baptist Church, Melbourne, Australia:

Geoff Waugh has broken new ground by pulling together evidence of divine impacts on people in revival. He emphasizes the place of prayer and repentance in our response to God’s awesome sovereignty and might. This is a book which will inspire you and help you to persist until the earth is “filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord”.

Bishop Ralph E. Wicks, Anglican Church of Australia:

I read Flashpoints of Revival with much interest and enjoyment. The Revd Geoff Waugh has offered us a comprehensive account of spiritual renewal over the centuries. Whilst one of the truly great spiritual renewals has occurred in the latter half of the twentieth century, it finds its genesis in the Book of Acts. Amazing signs of God’s power and love have occurred in the Christian communities which have been open to revival. Those communities have seen increasing membership. The churches which have closed their minds to charismatic renewal have seen decline in membership. I praise God for the Holy Spirit movement in our time.

Rev John E Mavor, Former President of the Uniting Church in Australia:

The Rev Dr Geoff Waugh is well able to write about the stories and experiences of revival. He has been a careful and sympathetic student of revival experiences in many parts of the world. In churches that need God’s power for great tasks it is important that God’s action in other places be studied. Geoff Waugh has made a crucial contribution to that task.

Rev Tim Hanna, Former Minister, Gateway Baptist Church, Brisbane, Australia:

I love learning about revival and this book adds to that hunger. Geoff Waugh, with great integrity and detailed research draws together much information that will inspire the reader. This is an extension of Geoff’s many years of contribution in the area of renewal and revival as editor of the Renewal Journal. Geoff has initiated renewal activities in many denominations in Australia and has participated actively as a member in the growth of Gateway Baptist Church in Brisbane.

Rev Dr Lewis Born, Former Moderator, Queensland Synod of the Uniting Church:

Dr Geoff Waugh’s work has a global relevance, which he has applied in the Australian context. As a fellow Australian I am appreciative. My appreciation is greatly enhanced by a deep respect and affection for the author. He is a competent teacher, an excellent communicator, an informed, disciplined renewalist and an experienced educator. All these qualities combine to commend the author and his work.

Pastor Neil Miers, President, Christian Outreach Centre, Australia:

Geoff Waugh places current outpourings of the Holy Spirit in historical context. In 1993 I said that this move of God would go round the world. It has. It is breaking out and touching millions of lives. Geoff’s work helps us understand more about God’s mighty work in our time.

Yvonne Le Maistre, Australian:


This exciting book is a powerful testimony of the Holy Spirit Revival Fire in action spanning the centuries from the 18th to the present day. Immediately engaging and easy to read, Geoff draws insights and keys that are not only relevant and pertinent from their day, but inspire our most earnest application.

A “MUST READ” for all who crave REVIVAL in our time.

See details on Revivals Index



 1. Eighteenth Century

1727  –  Herrnhut, Germany (Nicholas von Zinzendorf)

1735  –  New England, America (Jonathan Edwards)

1739  –  London (George Whitefield, John Wesley)

1745  –  Crossweeksung, New Jersey (David Brainerd)

1781  –  Cornwall, England

2. Nineteenth Century

1800  – Red & Gasper River, Kentucky (James McGready)

1801  –  Cane Ridge, Kentucky (Barton Stone)

1821  –  Adams, America (Charles Finney)

1857  –  Hamilton, Canada – Phoebe Palmer

1858  –  New York, America (Jeremiah Lanphier)

1859  –  Ulster, Ireland (James McQuilkin)

3. Early Twentieth Century

1904  –  Loughor, Wales (Evan Roberts)

1906  –  Azusa Street, Los Angeles (William Seymour)

1907  –  Pyong-Yang, Korea

1914  –  Belgian Congo in Africa (C. T. Studd)

1921  –  Lowestroft, England (Douglas Brown)

1936  –  Gahini, Rwanda (East African Revival)

4. Mid-twentieth Century

1949  –  Hebrides Islands, Scotland (Duncan Campbell)

1951  –  City Bell, Argentina (Ed Miller)

1965  –  Soe, Timor (Mel Tari)

1970  –  Asbury College, Wilmore, Kentucky

1970  –  Solomon Islands (Muri Thompson)

1971  –  Saskatoon, Canada (Bill McCleod)

1973  –  Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Todd Burke)

1973  –  Enga District, Papua New Guinea

5. Late Twentieth Century

1977  –  Min District, Papua New Guinea (Diyos Wapnok)

1979  –  Elcho Island, Australia (Ginijini Gondarra)

1979  –  Anaheim, Los Angeles (John Wimber)

1984  –  Brugam, Papua New Guinea (Ray Overend)

1988  –  North Solomon Islands Province, Papua New Guinea (Jobson Misang)

1988  –  Kambaidam, Papua New Guinea (Johan van Bruggen)

1988  –  Madruga, Cuba

1989  –  Henan and Anhul, China

6. Final Decade, Twentieth Century

1993  –  Brisbane, Australia (Neil Miers)

1994  –  Toronto, Canada (John Arnott, Randy Clark)

1994  –  Brompton, London (Eleanor Mumford)

1994  –  Sunderland, England (Ken Gott)

1995  –  Melbourne, Florida (Randy Clark)

1995  –  Modesto, California (Glenn and Debbie Berteau)

1995  –  Pasadena, California (John Arnott)

1995  –  Brownwood, Texas (College Revivals)

1995  –  Pensacola, Florida (Steve Hill)

1995  –  Mexico – David Hogan

1996  –  Houston – R Heard


Addendum: Revival in the 21st Century

Revival Fires – updated and expanded version of Flashpoints of Revival

Revival Fires – PDF

Korean edition

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