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Azusa Street (A Spirit-Filled Classic) [Paperback]

By Frank Bartleman (Author), Ralph Wilkerson (Designed by) & Vinson Synan (Designed by)
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In the early 1900's, the name "Azusa Street" became synonymous with the Holy Spirit's renewal in America. What began in Los Angeles barn became a powerhouse and streaked across America like fire.

Now from the pen of John Bartleman, an early leader of the movement, we have an eyewitness account of the "later rain"-when Pentecost moved from California to Maine and back.

Read authoritative documentation about:
*The "Burning Bush" of Fifth Street
*The "Upper Room" of South Spring Street
*The phenomenal growth of the early Pentecostal church
*Prevailing prayer in Pasadena
*Dynamic revival in Wales, India and Los Angeles

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Studio: Bridge-Logos Publishers
Pages   211
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2001
Publisher   Bridge-Logos Publishers
Series  Spirit Filled Classic  
ISBN  0882704397  
ISBN13  9780882704395  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Born in a rural Pennsylvania town, Frank Bartleman (1871-1936) grew up on his father's farm. His first job was to work the plow, though he suffered from relatively poor health all his life. He left home when he was seventeen and was converted in 1893, at the age of twenty-two, in the Grace Baptist Church of Philadelphia. Bartleman's desire to preach led him to enter full-time ministry the following summer. He was ordained by the Temple Baptist Church. Although he had the opportunity to be put through college and to one day have a paying position as a pastor, he chose instead "a humble walk of poverty and suffering," working in the streets and slums.In 1897, the young minister left the Baptist ministry. He joined with the Holiness Movement and spent some time with the Salvation Army, the Wesleyan Methodists, and the Peniel Missions. He rarely stayed at one address or in one church for very long. Bartleman's wandering lifestyle had a tendency to depress him, even to the point where he contemplated suicide in 1899. Yet he was not entirely despondent, for in 1900 he married Anna Ladd, the matron of a school for fallen girls in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Soon after he was married, Bartleman joined the Wesleyan Methodists and was assigned to a pastorate in Corry, Pennsylvania. Yet this ended up being a bad experience for him, as the church was far from moving toward an emotional and expressive Holiness religion, which was Bartleman's spiritual focus. Bartleman headed west toward California, with his wife and the first of their four children, Esther, in tow.In 1904, when the Bartlemans reached California, Frank was appointed as director of the Peniel Mission, a Holiness rescue mission in the heart of Sacramento. From there he tried to reenter the church pastoral ministry, but when this failed, he had to turn to odd jobs in order to keep his family alive. By December, he and his family had headed to Los Angeles, where hardship and tragedy awaited them. In January, Esther died, throwing Bartleman into a spell of grief; this loss, however, ultimately caused him to strengthen his commitment to ministry.Throughout 1905, Bartleman worked largely with the Holiness churches in Los Angeles but was always on the lookout for the latest work of God. This led him to the Methodist and Baptist churches in the area, especially those connected with the revival occurring in Wales. For a time, Bartleman supported the New Testament Church, pastored by Joseph Smale. He also attended the mission at Azusa Street and established another at Eighth and Maple Streets. Bartleman's wandering lifestyle as a young man had prepared him for following God's work throughout his life, for he preached as a traveling evangelist for forty-three years.Bartleman's more than 550 articles, 100 tracts, and six books served as a complete and reliable record of the revival at Azusa Street and throughout Los Angeles from 1905 through 1911. Bartleman's reports were published and republished for Holiness papers around the nation, and his reputation grew as a man who had a passion for increased unity and spiritual renewal among Pentecostals.Frank Bartleman died on August 23, 1936, and is buried in Burbank, California.

Frank Bartleman was born in 1871 and died in 1935.

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excellent covering of the spiritual experience  Aug 21, 2006
Great book on the history of the spiritual experiences and what preparatory work was necessary in the 1906 pentecostal revival. The work may hurt a few feelings, especially if you are in the Pentecostal denominations, because it does not pull any punches. It says quite clearly that the reason that the Holy Spirit is not moving so strongly now is because of man's usurping God's authority and placing it into a man-made structure [denominational or otherwise]. If you are looking for a book that WILL change your outlook on how you need to approach recieving the Holy Spirit or rekindling your walk, then this is it. I loved it!
Azusa Street  Jul 22, 2005
Frank Bartleman gives a first hand view of Asuza Street and the manifestations of the Holy Spirit. I was greatly encouraged and challenged by the aspect of becoming small enough for God to use. All of Him(Jesus). None of me.
Not what I expected  Dec 17, 2003
This book is not exactly what I expected, and the title is a little misleading. This book is not exactly a historical account of the the happenings of Azusa Street. Rather, it is more like the "The Memoirs of Frank Bartleman" or maybe better, "I was at the Azusa Street Revival." This book is an eyewitness account of Azusa Street, and the events leading up to the outpouring of the Spirit in Los Angelas.

At times, Bartleman seems to have an axe to grind, as he obviously did not agree with all that transpired at Azusa Street, and all the sects that spung forth from that movement. This book is more of a sermon or testimony than an attempt to be a history book.

While I believe this book to probably be an essential to any library for Pentecostal research, but is probably a poor place to start if you are not already familiar with what occured at Azusa Street.

Really good  Nov 8, 2002
im 17 and had to write a paper on the lines of revival and this book is awesome. You can hardly put it down once u start reading it. I encourage ppl to get this.
The Adventures, Trials, and Opinions of Frank Bartleman  Oct 22, 2001
When I sat down to read "Azusa Street" I expected extensive accounts of the Azusa Street revival meetings of 1906-1909. To my surprise, information about Azusa was not the focus of the book. It could have better been titled "The Adventures, Trials, and Opinions of Frank Bartleman." The book is essentially a journal of Bartleman's experiences in the early Pentecostal movement from 1904 to 1910, inclusive of his involvement in the Azusa Street Mission. Vinson Synan's introduction is informative and helpful in setting a framework for the rest of the book.

The book is an opportunity to view the life and mindset of this early 20th Century Pentecostal preacher. His life was not easy but it was greatly dependent upon God. Bartleman is a fascinating character. He is extremely opinionated, often critical and fanatical in his stands. At the same time his passion for the ministry, his simple yet unwavering faith, and his deep hunger for God are inspiring. I was moved by the sacrifice paid by this forerunner and challenged by his teaching on "death to the self-life." I recommend "Azusa Street" to those desiring a look inside early Pentecostalism.


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