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Overview As the spiritual fervor of the Great Awakening begins to decline in America, a young student at Yale College becomes the target of both academic and personal attacks as he takes a stand for his faith. In time, he discovers that this is no coincidence but rather the work of a secret society bent on squelching a spiritual revival that breaks out on campus. Written with the intensity of a political thriller, this compelling novel?set against the historical backdrop of America in the late 1800s?reminds readers how the Holy Spirit can shape not only individual lives, but an entire nation
Publishers Description A storm of rebellion is gathering, and its dark clouds overshadow Yale College. First-year student Asa Rush isn't surprised that he's one of a handful of Christians on campus. After all, he's been recruited by President Timothy Dwight to help bring revival to the school. Once a bastion of faith, Yale is now a hotbed of atheism, following on the tails of the popular French revolution. But fellow student Eli Cooper is determined to make Asa's life miserable -- especially when both men fall in love with the sensuous, wealthy, and mysterious Annabelle Byrd. Just when Asa thinks things can't get worse, Dr. Dwight charges Asa with a shocking commission that shakes him to the core. As America, barely two decades old, faces its first divisive presidential election, voters arm themselves in anticipation of the outcome. Asa and Eli are caught in the eye of the storm. Is the battle political or spiritual? Will the nation choose revolution or revival? And when the winds subside, who will be left standing? Inspired by actual revival events, this third book in a series of four explores the personal and spiritual upheaval that occurs when the Holy Spirit stirs the waters of our souls.
Community Description As the spiritual fervor of the Great Awakening begins to decline in America, a young student at Yale College becomes the target of both academic and personal attacks as he takes a stand for his faith. In time, he discovers that this is no coincidence but rather the work of a secret society bent on squelching a spiritual revival that breaks out on campus. Written with the intensity of a political thriller, this compelling novel--set against the historical backdrop of America in the late 1800s-- reminds readers how the Holy Spirit can shape not only individual lives, but an entire nation.
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Studio: Howard Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.76" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.91" Weight: 0.88 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2006
Publisher Howard Publishing
Series Great Awakenings
Series Number 3
ISBN 1582294933 ISBN13 9781582294933
Availability 0 units.
More About Bill Bright & Jack Cavanaugh
William R. "Bill" Bright (October 19, 1921 – July 19, 2003) was an American evangelist. The founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, he wrote The Four Spiritual Laws in 1952 and produced the Jesus Film in 1979.
Bright held five honorary doctorate degrees: a Doctor of Laws from the Jeonbuk National University of Korea, a Doctor of Divinity from John Brown University, a Doctor of Letters from Houghton Seminary, a Doctor of Divinity from the Los Angeles Bible College and Seminary, and a Doctor of Laws from Pepperdine University.
In 1983, he chaired the National Committee for the National Year of the Bible. He was named the 1996 recipient of the $1.1 million Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion. He donated the prize money to causes promoting the spiritual benefits of fasting and prayer.
He wrote more than 100 books and booklets, and thousands of articles and pamphlets that have been distributed in most major languages by the millions. He was a signer of the document Evangelicals and Catholics Together.
Bright was a co-founder of the Alliance Defense Fund which funds high profile litigation cases on behalf of Christians' First Amendment rights. He was also a co-signatory of the Land letter of 2002 which outlined a just war rationale for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, providing a theological underpinning for the invasion being planned by President George W. Bush.
He produced the Jesus Film in 1979, which was released by Warner Bros. in the United States. It was not a financial success, losing approximately $2 million. While praising its "meticulous attention to authenticity", critics panned Jesus for being "painfully monotonous". The Los Angeles Times called it a "...dull Sunday-School treatment of the life of Christ
Pastor Rick Warren • Author of "The Purpose Driven Life", stated, "The 'JESUS' film is the most effective evangelistic tool ever invented." Every eight seconds, somewhere in the world, another person indicates a decision to follow Christ…after watching the "JESUS" film. Every eight seconds... that's 10,800 people per day, 324,000 per month and more than 3.8 million per year! That’s like the population of the entire city of Pittsburgh, PA coming to Christ every 28 ¼ days. And yet, if you are like many people, you may have never even heard of it.
Bright was survived by his wife Vonette, sons Zachary and Brad, and four grandchildren.
The Rev. Billy Graham released a statement on Bright's death: "He has carried a burden on his heart as few men that I've ever known - a burden for the evangelization of the world. He is a man whose sincerity and integrity and devotion to our Lord have been an inspiration and a blessing to me ever since the early days of my ministry."
Bill Bright currently resides in Orlando, in the state of Florida. Bill Bright was born in 1917.
Reviews - What do customers think about Storm: 1798-1800 (The Great Awakenings Series #3)?
Revolution and Revival in the Air Sep 27, 2008
Asa Rush is a freshman and one of the few professing Christians at Yale College. President Timothy Dwight asks Asa to be a Christian witness to a fellow pro French revolution student named Eli Cooper. Only problem: Asa can't stanf Cooper because they are both in love with the same girl and Cooper does whatever he can to humiliate Asa publicly.
It's the work of the Spirit in Asa's life versus the revolutionary wrath working in the life of Eli Cooper. Later on, Asa follows Eli home to Kentucky and encounters the Kentucky revivals, being presided over by Eli's stepdad.
Asa also finds out that Eli is in close contact with a group that wants John Adams and Thomas Jefferson dead in order to jumpstart another American revolution, French style.
Watch the hand of God at work in the marvelous gripping story. Another winner from the pen of Jack Cavanaugh and the late Bill Bright!
Very well-written historical fiction! Jun 22, 2008
I recently finished "Storm" by Jack Cavanaugh/Bill Bright, and was very pleased with the novel. It made me anxious to read the other books in the series, because I became so attatched to the characters in this series as much as I had to the ones in Cavanaugh's "Songs in the Night" series. The plot moved along quickly, with much suspense and surprising turns. Asa is the most believable character, he is the hero, yet he is depicted immediately in the beginning as having faults typical of a young college boy- he is socially awkward, jealous,takes everything as a personal slight, and focuses on the external attributes of others while blind to their internal motives. No better example is the way he relates to Annabelle. Her character, I feel, is rather weakly written, because she is the cliched spoiled flirty rich girl type, turning out to be a heartless Jezebel. This kind of character has been done to death in fiction! I wish she had been written a little more three-dimentional. But in all, the book was thrilling, especially the last several chapters. Hard to put down! I also liked the notes at the end, that gave a little background on the real period and actual historical events. Well done!
Fantastic Book Jan 22, 2007
I could not put down this book. I was caught up in the characters' lives and couldn't wait to see how everything turned out. Though there is deception and wickedness in the world, the Holy Spirit will stir up within evil men's hearts a storm that will cause they to acknowledge God. Great reading!
Loved this book Aug 25, 2006
What a terrific book. I devoured it in one sitting. I love most anything that has to do with Bill Bright's work and Mr. Cavanaughs writing style is terrific. I just picked up Fire and am a quarter of the way done with that one too.
Also would recommend two books that Ted Dekker wrote, based on Bill Bright's notes and theology..."Blessed Child" and "A Man Called Blessed"
A second revolution threatens the future of Asa Rush and a young United States Apr 26, 2006
In 1798 Asa Rush is a socially backward Yale college student. He dreams of an oratory career, but is routed in his first disposition class by upper classman Eli Cooper. His classmates torment him the rest of the week; only on the weekend does he find relief.
He also finds the girl of his dreams, an old acquaintance from his hometown. Bright, beautiful and wealthy, she is also the girl of Eli Cooper's dreams and Asa finds himself competing with the good-looking and charismatic Eli for her hand.
Asa's only bright spot at Yale is in his position as Dr. Timothy Dwight's secretary. Dr. Dwight is president of the college. He is a gifted orator, spiritual leader and the primary reason Asa attends Yale.
So when Dr. Dwight asks a favor of Asa, he can't refuse. A young man has fallen in with the wrong crowd and needs a mentor. It isn't until Dr. Dwight prays over Asa and for this young man, Asa realizes what he's done.
The young man he's agreed to mentor is Eli Cooper, the bane of Asa's existence. Eli rewards Asa's mentoring efforts by beating him up every chance Eli gets. But Asa pushes on, and finds himself drawn into Eli's dangerous world.
Before story's end, one man holds the life, and the future of the young United States, in his hands.
The third book in the Great Awakening series, Storm is set during the political turmoil of 1798-1800. The upcoming presidential election is between incumbent John Adams and challenger Thomas Jefferson and the country teeters on the brink of another revolution. Even though the book is fiction, Mr. Cavanaugh incorporates enough historical detail to bring this time alive. A story of hope and renewal that resonates today.