During General Conference in Lexington, KY., Wesleyan Publishing House’s new release The Story of The Wesleyan Church, quickly became a best seller to the crowd of nearly two thousand Wesleyans. Since that time, the trend has continued at summer district conferences and other gatherings across The Wesleyan Church.
From its fiery revivalists to socially conscious reformers, The Wesleyan Church is a movement with a rich tradition and inspiring history in America. In The Story of The Wesleyan Church, authors Robert Black and Keith Drury trace the church’s heritage from its roots in European and American Methodism, through the 1968 merger of the Wesleyan Methodist and Pilgrim Holiness Churches, all the way to recent historic events. With a contemporary, conversational style, The Story of the Wesleyan Church offers a reader-friendly narrative of the growth and development of the church. Photographs throughout the book, with detailed captions, provide a journalistic map for easy access.
The coauthors each represent one of the major faith streams that came together to form the church in 1968, weaving Pilgrim Holiness and Wesleyan Methodist threads into a single, colorful tapestry that both represents the history and anticipates the future of The Wesleyan Church.
Pastors, students, and others interested in what God is doing in the world will not want to miss this narrative history. Copies may be purchased online at Wesleyan Publishing House or by calling 800.493.7539.
Let God’s past faithfulness inspire your work toward the future!