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Through 30 Days with Wesley by Richard Buckner experience prayer as a special means of grace.
40 Days with Wesley: A Daily Devotional Journey by Reuben P. Job is a forty-day devotional experience which weaves inspirational readings on faith and prayer with quotes and excerpts from John Wesley, founder of Methodism
John Wesley: The Man, His Mission and His Message paints a picture of Wesley that is vivid and enduring.
Methodism's Founder John Wesley Believed in Angels by Don R. Harper contains true stories about angels and how they influence our lives from the cradle to the grave.
Questions and Answers about the United Methodist Church by Thomas S. McAnally is a useful guide that answers the most frequently asked questions about the beliefs, practices, and history of The United Methodist Church.
The Essentials of Methodism by James Reuteler is a small group study which focuses on the basic beliefs and ethics of what it means to be a Methodist or Wesleyan Disciple of Jesus Christ.
Three Simple Rules [Large Print]: A Wesleyan Way of Living by Rueben Job offers an interpretation of John Wesley's General Rules for today's readers.

John Wesley June 17, 1703 – March 2, 1791 was born in Epworth, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom, the fifteenth child of Samuel Wesley and his wife Susanna. John Wesley was an English cleric and theologian who, with his brother Charles and fellow cleric George Whitefield founded Methodism. Educated at Charterhouse School and Christ Church, Oxford, Wesley was elected a fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford in 1726 and he was ordained as an Anglican priest two years later. He led the “Holy Club”, a society formed for the purpose of study and the pursuit of a devout Christian life. It had been founded by his brother, Charles, and George Whitefield was one of its members. After an unsuccessful ministry of two years at Savannah in the Georgia Colony, John Wesley returned to London and joined a religious society led by Moravian Christians. On May 24, 1738 he experienced what has come to be called his evangelical conversion, when he felt his "heart strangely warmed". He subsequently left the Moravians, beginning his own ministry. A key step in the development of Wesley's ministry was, like Whitefield, to travel and preach outdoors. In contrast to Whitefield's Calvinism, John Wesley embraced the Arminian doctrines that dominated the Church of England at the time. Moving across Great Britain and Ireland, he helped form and organize small Christian groups that developed intensive and personal accountability, discipleship and religious instruction. Most importantly, he appointed itinerant, unordained evangelists to travel and preach as he did and to care for these groups of people. Under Wesley's direction, Methodists became leaders in many social issues of the day, including prison reform and the abolition of slavery. Although he was not a systematic theologian, Wesley argued for the notion of Christian perfection and against Calvinism—and, in particular, against its doctrine of predestination. He held that, in this life, Christians could achieve a state where the love of God "reigned supreme in their hearts", giving them outward holiness. His evangelicalism, firmly grounded in sacramental theology, maintained that means of grace were the manner by which God sanctifies and transforms the believer, encouraging people to experience Jesus Christ personally. Throughout his life, John Wesley remained within the established Church of England, insisting that the Methodist movement lay well within its tradition. In his early ministry, Wesley was barred from preaching in many parish churches and the Methodists were persecuted; he later became widely respected and, by the end of his life, had been described as "the best loved man in England". In 2002, he was placed at number 50 in the BBC’s poll of the 100 Great Britons. Mosack's has a wider variety of books in stock, ready for you! While we keep adding more product to our ever-growing site, please contact us for availability of other Christian book titles - over 8 million available! Contact MOSACK'S to research our 15 million titles available. We look forward to serving you!

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