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       Leonard Ravenhill
       1907-1994
      
       Leonard Ravenhill was a Christian evangelist and author who focused on the subjects of prayer and revival. He is best known for challenging the modern church and his most notable book is Why Revival Tarries.
      
       He was a student of church history and an expert in the field of revival. His meetings during the war years drew large crowds in Britain, and as a result many converts devoted themselves to Christian ministry and the world's mission fields.
      
       Through his teaching and books, Ravenhill addressed the disparities he perceived between the New Testament Church and the Church in his time and called for adherence to the principles of biblical revival.


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Today's church wants to be raptured from responsibility.

    Topics: Apathy, Responsibility

The world has lost the power to blush over its vice; the Church has lost her power to weep over it.

    Topics: Apathy, Power

Many of us are hunting mice - while lions devour the land.

    Topics: Apathy

How can you pull down strongholds of Satan if you don't even have the strength to turn off your TV?

    Topics: Apathy

Is the world crucified to you tonight? Or does it fascinate you?

    Topics: Apathy

If the whole church goes off into deception, that will in no way excuse us for not following Christ.

    Topics: Apathy, Deception

You can't develop character by reading books. You develop it from conflict.

    Topics: Character, Reading

Many pastors criticize me for taking the Gospel so seriously. But do they really think that on Judgment Day, Christ will chastise me, saying, 'Leonard, you took Me too seriously'?

    Topics: Chastisement, Criticism, The Gospel

Children can tell you what Channel 7 says, but not what Matthew 7 says.

    Topics: Children

That world outside there is not waiting for a new definition of Christianity, it's waiting for a new demonstration of Christianity.

    Topics: Christianity, Waiting

When there's something in the Bible that churches don't like, they call it 'legalism.'

    Topics: Church, The Bible, Legalism

Some women will spend thirty minutes to an hour preparing for church externally (putting on special clothes and makeup, etc.). What would happen if we all spent the same amount of time preparing internally for church - with prayer and meditation?

    Topics: Church, Women, Meditation

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