This biographical sketch of George Whitefield affords a fascinating picture of an eighteenth century cleric whose words and actions became subjects of heated controversy. Even at this late date Whitefield's contribution to 18th century religious revival is variously assessed. Since the author has endeavored to describe the man and his work without bias this should be good outside reading for students of eighteenth century history of philosophy and religion. It would have a considerable appeal to the enquiring reader with a taste for biography sensitively and intelligently written. It is an absorbing account of the most phenomenal revivalist of early Evangelical Protestantism. The author is professor of religion at Southern Methodist University.