John & Charles Wesley: The Preacher and the Poet by John Capon and published by Classics Publishing.
The fathers of Methodism, John and Charles Wesley were converted to Christ over 250 years ago and they are mainly remembered as John the Preacher and Charles the Hymn-writer but the details of their remarkable lives are not so well known.
In this book the author bring the brothers “alive” as he paints an engaging picture of both men, their boyhood in Epworth, their ill-fated visit to the East Coast of America and their conversion in May 1738. Capon explain the principles behind what became Methodism; the personal holiness, the class meetings, lay ministry, discipline and organisation. He then goes on to document the prodigious musical output of Charles and the equally never-ending energy of John.
This engaging and enthralling book, joining together the lives of these two remarkable brothers, will bring these men to life for any one of any age who reads this book.