David Malcolm Bennett is an evangelical theologian, who has the gift of doing thorough and painstaking research and presenting the results in a readable form. Some of his books are academic, but still very readable, others are in a more popular style. His book From Ashes to Glory about C. T. Studd, Test cricketer turned missionary, was joint winner in the biography section of the CALEB awards for 2014.
David’s latest book is Charles Haddon Spurgeon Revisited. He has also written Edward Irving Reconsidered: The Man, his Controversies and the Pentecostal Movement, which is published by Wipf & Stock. It is a dramatic retelling of Edward Irving’s story, which examines his life, his controversial theology and his relationship to the modern Pentecostal Movement. Lance Wonders, of ACTS International Bible College, has called this book "a marvelous piece of research" and a "fair and insightful biography".
David is also one of the world’s leading authorities on William and Catherine Booth of The Salvation Army, having edited and published their letters, plus Catherine’s diary and reminiscences (now available in three PDF files on one CD). He has also penned two biographies of William Booth: The General: William Booth (two volumes) and William Booth and his Salvation Army.
He has also written The Altar Call: Its Origins and Present Usage, his M.Th thesis (awarded with merit), which examines the practice of inviting people forward after a presentation of the Gospel, and its companion volume The Sinner’s Prayer: Its Origins and Dangers. Amongst his other books is The Origins of Left Behind Eschatology, his Ph.D dissertation, which examines the origins of the ideas behind the Left Behind books.
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