The Supernatural Occurrences of John Wesley

The Supernatural Occurrences of John Wesley

"The Supernatural Occurrences of John Wesley" is a non-fiction book written by American author Daniel R. Jennings and published in 2005 by Sean Multimedia. Relying heavily upon actual quotations from the writings of John Wesley, founder of the Methodist Church, Jennings presents various types of supernatural phenomena as they were recorded by Wesley. These phenomena included visions, dreams, miraculous healings, instances of persons passing out during Wesley’s sermons, supernatural answers to prayer, the unusual fates of some of Wesley’s critics, and cases of demon possession.

Historical Context

The book cannot be truly understood without understanding some of the historical context regarding Wesley and his influence. Two groups today trace their heritage back to Wesley. Both of these groups have developed differing ideas regarding Wesley and his attitude towards miracles. These groups are the more cautious (when it comes to miracles) Methodist/Holiness Churches and the more accepting Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches. Each of these groups has contended that Wesley was more like their own. The book claims that both sides have molded Wesley into their own image and that he would have fallen into a middle position between the two.

List of Chapters

*1. The Man John Wesley
*2. John Wesley’s Experience With Spiritual Warfare
*3. John Wesley’s Experience With Miraculous Healing
*4. John Wesley’s Experience With Slain In The Spirit
*5. John Wesley’s Experience With “Holy Laughter”
*6. John Wesley’s Experience With The Gift Of Tongues
*7. John Wesley’s Experience With Unusual Manifestations Of The Holy Spirit
*8. John Wesley’s Experience With The Gift Of Prophecy
*9. John Wesley’s Experience With Visions And Dreams
*10. John Wesley’s Experience With Divine Retribution Against His Enemies
*11. John Wesley’s Experience With Angels
*12. John Wesley’s Experience With Supernatural Answers To Prayer
*13. John Wesley’s Interpretation Of The Baptism With The Holy Spirit
*14. John Wesley’s Opinion On “Miracles”
*15. Conclusion


* [ Daniel R. Jennings Interview on The Edge Radio Program With Daniel Ott, Feb 18, 2006]
* [ Daniel R. Jennings Interview on The X-Zone Radio Program With Rob McConnell, Mar 13, 2006]
* [ Daniel R. Jennings Interview on the A.P.S.R Radio Program With Dr. Jimmy Lowery, May 9, 2006]

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