In The Rise of Evangelicalism, Mark Noll tells the story of the roots of American evangelicalism by writing a history of the era marked by the leadership, preaching, and writing of Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield, and John and Charles Wesley. The first volume of a projected five book series, Noll writes a scholarly yet accessible history. This is a story of lively faith, surprising growth, leaders with clay feet, and most importantly, grace.
The Rise of Evangelicalism: The Age of Edwards, Whitefield, and the Wesleys by Mark A. Noll (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press; 2003) 293 pp. + bibliography + index.