Sunday, March 13, 2011

Fight for the Faith and Freedom: George Jeffreys - Revivalist and Reformer

SCU Archives Collection 
In 1948, Noel Brooks published Fight for the Faith and Freedom as a defense of a many and a movement for he had great respect and allegiance.    

Brooks had aligned himself with the Elim Pentecostal Fellowship, which Jeffreys' had formed.  The association emphasized local church autonomy among other points of polity.  In 1938, a group within the Elim Fellowship acquired control of the organization.  In  response, Jeffreys, along with several supporters and churches, disassociated themselves from Elim.  When Jeffreys formed the Bible-Pattern Fellowship, Brooks followed.

Historian Vinson Synan, writing in his history of the Pentecostal Holiness Church, states Brooks had been employed by Jeffreys.  

The fervor of youth enthusiasm tempered in time, and according to historian Desmond Cartwright, despite attempts to have the work removed the book remained in print.

2 comments:

  1. It was so good to find your website and your comments about George Jeffreys, founder of the Elim Pentecostal Church in Britain, who was undoubtedly one of the greatest evangelists of the last century. He pioneered a Pentecostal ministry which included preaching the Gospel with authentic signs following and planting new churches. From small halls across the nation to the largest, including The Royal Albert Hall and Crystal Palace in London, he saw thousands converted, baptised in the Holy Spirit and healed by prayer in the name of Jesus.Part of the Noel Brooks Collection isAccording th WorldCat/FirstSearch, the following libraries have this book: a copy of this book by Noel Brooks about the reformer and founder of the Elim Movement in England, George Jeffreys. Brooks was a member of the Elim movement, the Bible-Pattern Church Alliance before joining the Pentecostal Holiness Church in the mid-1950's. Rev. Brooks was one time campaign manager and the official biographer of Jeffreys. (Synan, V. Old-Time Power. 1998, pg. 248, 251). The collection is still being processed and indexed but has numerous articles Brooks had writtern for early periodicals of the Elim and Bible-Pattern movements. Access to parts of it will be by appointment only.Brooks, Noel. Fight for Faith and Freedom, George Jeffreys, Revivalist and Reformer (Pattern Books, England: n.d. (ca. 1940).According th WorldCat/FirstSearch, the following libraries have this book:Fuller Theological Seminary (US) Asbury Theological Seminary (US)Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (US) University of Oxford (UK) University of Leicester (UK) Institutions with no WorldCat record holding the book:Southwestern Christian University (US)

    I am promoting this book via my blogsite
    http://thebible-patternchurch.blogspot.co.uk/

    Are you aware that the book can be obtained via
    http://shop.revival-library.org/SearchResults.asp?Search=Fight+for+faith+and+freedom.+

    Or go to my blogsite and click on the black and white picture of this book and Click on picture to download a copy of this book.

    Gods rich blessing to you. A wonderful tribute the God's servant.

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  2. Thank you for posting. It is good to have verification that the original book written by Brooks is once more being made available. Timely and a good companion for the biography of Brooks where you can read about how he fine tuned his attitudes and opinions over time. Perfect titles for many library and research collection.

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