This little volume serves as a digest of Finney’s principles and teachings on the subject of revival. As the architect, if not the father, of what I would call “revivalism,” Finney has set the standard for what many today understand revival to be. In addition he has invented many of the means whereby so-called revival is initiated and sustained.
Finney’s teachings have done immeasurable harm to the church of Christ, even though most Christian leaders have never read a single word he wrote. How to Experience Revival would give the busy Christian a little taste of Finney’s mysticism, unbiblical views on prayer, evangelism, works salvation, sinless perfection, and his “new measures” which changed the face of the American church.