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The Awakening of Washington's Church

The Awakening of Washington s Church How a church lost everything and gained what matters most In George Washington visited The Falls Church and declared its building rotten and unfit for repair A fine brick colonial church was soo

  • Title: The Awakening of Washington's Church
  • Author: J.B. Simmons
  • ISBN: 9781530686919
  • Page: 376
  • Format: Hardcover
  • How a church lost everything and gained what matters most.In 1763, George Washington visited The Falls Church and declared its building rotten and unfit for repair A fine brick colonial church was soon built on the spot It witnessed key moments of American history, but by 1979 the church had become a sleepy place A young pastor and a renewed focus on Jesus changed thaHow a church lost everything and gained what matters most.In 1763, George Washington visited The Falls Church and declared its building rotten and unfit for repair A fine brick colonial church was soon built on the spot It witnessed key moments of American history, but by 1979 the church had become a sleepy place A young pastor and a renewed focus on Jesus changed that Within a decade, the church was building a new sanctuary to host thousands on its historic property But the faith that fueled this growth ran into conflict with a mainline denomination Division and costly litigation ensued The church lost the priceless land that Washington had once graced Was it worth the cost What would happen after such a loss Washington s church awakened, and not in ways anyone could have predicted.

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    1. Meticulously researched, this book tells the compelling story of an important church and historic church in Northern Virginia, and its rector John Yates. The book details the growth and life of the church -- for which George Washington once served on the vestry -- over two hundred years, focusing primarily on the recent Yates era, during which the congregation grew in size and influence. Mr. Simmons does a masterful job providing a comprehensive yet accessible overview of the theological rift be [...]

    2. Page turnerJ.B. Simmons does a great job of giving a quick overview of the history (especially the recent history) of the Falls Church Anglican. His quotes and sermon excerpts seemed to capture the spirit of each part of the story he was telling. And I feel I have a better understanding of the Falls Church, because I read this book.

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