Transformed! People - Cities - Nations
Transformed! People – Cities – Nations
10 Principles for Sustaining Genuine Revival
by Alistair Petrie
Do you long for revival in your life, your church, your community and beyond? Have you ever wondered why revivals have come to particular areas with such wonders and passion… and then seemed to melt away?
In Transformed! Alistair Petrie offers insight and answers to these questions. He examines the critical factors behind what makes revival happen and what causes it to endure. His ten principles explain such vital topics as:
- The importance of persevering leaders and prevailing prayer
- The problem of recurring sin
- Relational unity within the body of believers
- Safeguarding transformation into the next generation
If you want to see enduring transformation that spreads throughout your church, community and nation, this enlightening and engaging book will give you the tools you need.
“Revival is a word that is often misunderstood. But at its core, it describes that life—and that Church—marked by an ever-present encounter with Jesus, which results in a passion to reflect His glory, experience His presence and obey His commission.
Revival is a lifestyle, not an event. Rare are the writers who speak to the issue of sustaining such a state. Yet it is the crux of where we are as a Church today. Alistair Petrie has done what few have—given us a comprehensive strategy grounded in timeless principles designed to help us walk in a perpetual state of genuine revival.
Like a master weaver, he threads together key strands of truth that, when viewed as a whole, present us with a tapestry of dynamic spiritual life and successful mission. Passionate prayer, humble leadership, the pursuit of unity, even the vital (and often neglected) concept of dealing with root sins that for generations have defiled the very land on which we live—all are stitched together in brilliant interplay.
This book is a manual for living in sustained encounter with God’s presence, to which we will need to refer again and again.”
Steve Fry, president, Messenger Fellowship, author, Rekindled Flame
“Alistair Petrie has provided us with a foundational and cutting edge book on how to steward God’s presence in revival. Transformed! clearly reveals the privilege and responsibility God places on His people to birth and sustain revival in the land. It will challenge and encourage you to assume your place in the destiny of your city and nation.”
Jean Steffenson, president, Native American Resource Network
“Transformed! transmutes lessons learned from the agonies of moves of God truncated in past times into initiatives, in order to steward more wisely the precious oil of renewal when it flows.
Petrie gleans for us the errors of revivals past and shares viable correctives for what we long for God to do in here-and-now cities and nations. One thing was clear to me in this read—that the Spirit of God is appointing and anointing leaders, prayer warriors, and men and women in the marketplace, putting in place an infrastructure of spiritual leadership that is geo- specific.
Alistair shares with those bringing about new wineskins of God’s presence vital instruction on how to preserve the fullness of the life of Jesus poured out in special seasons of visitation. May this book be in great demand and jump off the shelves in the days ahead.”
Tom White, president, Frontline Ministries
“Alistair Petrie’s new book is about revival, full of carefully researched wisdom and based on a wealth of priceless experience. Every church leader should read it—not just to learn about revival, but to understand the prevailing conditions that are necessary for a local fellowship to become and remain a “normal” Christian church, alive and fulfilling the purposes of God irrespective of time or circumstance.”
Peter Horrobin, international director, Ellel Ministries International
“We often question why revivals come and go. This book is the result of vast research to answer that question. Alistair Petrie delves into historic and modern transcultural revivals, as well as the Scriptures, to present the reader with the answer. I highly recommend this book for all those who are not satisfied with times of revival, but desire to see the Lord penetrate society, transforming its very structure.”
Dr. Ruth J. Ruibal, international conference speaker, author, pastor, Ekklesia Centro Cristiano Colombiano, Cali, Colombia