Leonard Ravenhill Biography

A new biography on the life of Leonard Ravenhill has just come out.  There is a 15 minute video about the book that can be seen here:  Ravenhill Biography  The book can be purchased there as well. 

Here are two of my favorite quotes of his taken from the video: 

“Christianity is not being weighed in the balance and found wanting.  It’s being tried, found difficult and rejected!”

“There are a million roads into hell….. there’s not one road out.”

You can listen to hundreds of Ravenhill’s messages for free at Sermon Index

A. W. Tozer, who was a friend of Leonard, said this about Leonard: “To such men as this the church owes a debt too heavy to pay. The curious thing is that she seldom tries to pay him while he lives. Rather, the next generation builds his sepulcher and writes his biography—as if instinctively and awkwardly to discharge an obligation the previous generation to a large extent ignored.

“Those who know Leonard Ravenhill will recognize in him the religious specialist, the man sent from God not to carry on the conventional work of the church, but to beard the priests of Baal on their own mountain-top, to shame the careless priest at the altar, to face the false prophet and to warn the people who are being led astray by him.

“Such a man as this is not an easy companion. He is not the professional evangelist who leaves the wrought-up meeting as soon as it is over to hurry to the most expensive restaurant to feast and crack jokes with his retainers. Such evangelists will find this man something of an embarrassment, for he cannot turn off the burden of the Holy Ghost as one would turn off a faucet. He insists upon being a Christian all the time, everywhere. And again, that marks him out as different.”

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  1. "Eternal Grace"

    He is my favorite author, if it weren’t for him I would be going to hell over my former abusive pastor and a parent and was raised in so-called Christian home. Read on site where someone was discrediting him and Katz. Found someone could relate to; along with Arthur Katz’s “prophetic call and apostolic foundations” (read his older works). At least they gave us what Apostolic and Prophetic should look like. Consider Ravenhill definite Elijah type. Got to see some extreme Holiness years; never saw what that looked in any church/leadership ever until these men. Great written works (timing is everything when discovered, God doesn’t waste a thing). Look at his epitaph.

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