An Uncommon Christian

James Brainerd Taylor, Forgotten Evangelist in America's Second Great Awakening

By (author) Francis I. Kyle III Foreword by John F. Thornbury

Paperback - £44.00

Publication date:

24 December 2007

Length of book:

255 pages



ISBN-13: 9780761838623

An Uncommon Christian seeks to show how and why James Brainerd Taylor (1801–1829) became a popular participant during America's Second Great Awakening, and why the Princeton graduate and Yale Seminary student grew to be a frequent example of evangelical Protestant spirituality and evangelistic passion long after his untimely death. Those interested in religious revivals, evangelism and missions, spirituality, early nineteenth-century American history, the integration of faith and action with university or seminary studies, or inspirational Christian biography will benefit from this exhaustive and long overdue book on a forgotten "hero" of the Protestant faith.
Francis Kyle has told the story of Taylor's remarkable, short life in an accessible manner. He has also probed very helpfully the way in which Taylor's spiritual experience made a crucial contribution to his ministry.