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  • The Journal of John Wesley

  • By: John Wesley
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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By: John Wesley
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Summary

John Wesley was an 18th-century preacher, theologian, and cleric who helped found the Methodist movement with his brother, Charles. Arguably one of the most important Christian voices of his day, Wesley wrote in his journal on a daily basis, capturing his views, thoughts, feelings, and prayers on paper to share with the world. The journal contains 50 years' worth of this great man's reflections and experiences and is widely considered one of the great spiritual classics.

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An excellent summary of an extraordinary life

What a life John Wesley lived for his Lord. His vast labours and his deep sincerity shine forth in this reading of his journal. What an inspiration to us who strive to walk with his Lord in our age.

Highly recommend.

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Good stuff

This journal gives you a good insight into Wesley’s life which other books don't give you.

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A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY

Ride with this saint on his journeys around the country and across the globe - experience the blessings and the persecutions.
Learn from the example of a selfless, God centred life and celebrate the incredible legacy one man, who stays close to our Lord, can leave behind

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Inspiring and interesting

Recommended reading for both historical and spiritual insight that will enrich your knowledge and understanding.

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interesting

I enjoyed this and knew nothing of Wesley beforehand. he even visited the isle of Man!

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Good listen

Good insight into John Wesley's life and ministry and how extensively he travelled the length and breadth of the country.
His love for the gospel and souls is clear.
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  • David Martinez
  • 07-09-15

Not full journal

Indeed this is not the full journal and much is skipped. However, it still contains hours and hours of John Wesley's journal.

The narrator does a remarkable job reading it; he voice is clear, his pace is just right, and his style lively yet not distracting.

This is fantastic!
David

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  • Tim Pepper
  • 09-10-15

Good to learn about John Wesley

if you want to learn more about John Wesley and his life, and you are interested in seeing how he touched so many people through his preaching, this is a great resource. I highly recommend it!

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  • D. K. Smith
  • 24-03-16

An incredible journal

This is a must for history lovers and pastors. The journal is a synopsis of the life of a man who had a great impact on many lives around the world.

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  • Jesus is King
  • 18-07-22

Excellent all around

John Wesley was a man of God. Praise Jesus for him. Through this journal, you learn about the course of his life, the persecution he faced, and his dogged work ethic. Wesley is excellent writer, straight to the point, funny, devoted to the Lord Jesus Christ. I learned the temperament and mindset of a successful evangelist in this book. May God bring more workers like Wesley into the harvest fields.
The narrator was excellent, perfect voice for the content.

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  • David Stanford
  • 10-11-21

A Journal, Not a Story

If you are interested in the life of this man, these journal entries provide some insight into his beliefs, thoughts and life experiences. It is a plodding but rewarding venture. John Wesley’s impact on both sides of the pond has been instrumental in many people of the Christian faith. If only I had his discipline.

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  • lps562
  • 04-09-21

Wonderful listen!

John Wesley was a remarkable man. He cared so much for the people of Britain that he traveled thousands of miles every year on horseback to share the love of Jesus Christ with them. He continued even into his eighties when most would’ve retired. Thousands found forgiveness of sin from God as a result of his efforts. In addition to the religious side of the book, it’s also a great way to learn more about the history of the British working class of the 1700s. Fascinating listen!

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  • Joel Tylenda
  • 10-06-21

"O LORD, Thou preservest man and beast"

I listened to this book for the purpose of learning more about John Wesley, and I was not disappointed. From these writings, I heard Wesley's faith grow and could see the incredible providences that marked his long life and protected him throughout. This version of the journal is cut down by 3/4 but still very extensive. The narration style by Derek Perkins seems perfect for this type of work.

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  • brian
  • 11-11-20

Fantastic testament to the willing life service

well read and inspiring!!!
a great insight into times and people of many different places and worldviews.
rare glimpses of religious and political realities during the late 1700s!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-05-20

Interesting and inspiring life story.

Great narration of one the historical stalwarts of our Christian faith. Helped me to have a greater understanding of simple faith in action.

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  • wilhelm hiebert
  • 12-06-19

I learned a lot.

Times have changed but the gospel has
not, nether have the needs of the people. This book is such a good example of how the spirit can touch even the most rebellious people.