February 13, 2014
Hart to Heart
by Robert Hart
Just Prior to the Revolutionary period, from around 1730 to 1770, our nation saw a wonderful Christian revival known as the Great Awakening.
Benjamin Franklin recalled the effect of this massive spiritual resurgence in his autobiography:
"It was wonderful to see the change soon made in the manners of our inhabitants. From being thoughtless or indifferent about religion, it seemed as if all the world were growing religious, so that one could not walk through the town (Philadelphia) in an evening without hearing psalms sung in different families of every street."