The story of John Wesley and his understanding of salvation, which centered on knowing one’s sins are forgiven and the reception of a new life in love, in which we grow in the knowledge and love of God and in love for our neighbor. This is offered to us through Christ and in the power of the Holy Spirit; it is a work of grace received by faith.


Revival: Faith as Wesley Lived It
Adam Hamilton

This tells Wesley’s story and struggles as well as lays out in a clear way his central understanding of grace, faith and salvation.

Has DVD and Leader’s Guide


Going Deeper


John Wesley: Holiness of Heart and Life
Charles Yrigoyen

A good follow-up and best good alternative as a foundational resource.


Recapturing the Wesleys’ Vision
Paul Wesley Chicote

This is the best follow-up resource in that he draws upon both Wesley brothers to present a clear and readable introduction to their faith and practice.

John Wesley’s Message Today
Lovett H. Weems Jr.

Short, covering basic beliefs, the quadrilateral, and the way of salvation