South Africa's Forgotten Revival: The story of the Cape's Great Awakening in 1860

Although the Great Awakening at the Cape in 1860 was as powerful as its precursors in America, Ireland and Wales, its story has never been fully told until now. Dr. Olea Nel has succeeded in filling a much needed gap in the literature by describing these events through the lives of three key players: Andrew Murray, Nicolass Hofmeyer and Gottlieb van der Lingen.

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About Olea Nel

Olea Nel was born in Cape Town, South Africa. After completing her training as a teacher in Andrew Murray's heartland of Wellington, she relocated to Australia to further her studies. Besides attaining a Ph.D. in Linguistics, she also has qualifications in Information Studies and Theology. She has taught at several tertiary institutions in Australia.

As an active Christian and a pastor’s wife, she is often called upon to speak at women’s groups.

Being retired from her secular position as a senior librarian at the National Library of Australia, she is now able to pursue her passion for research, especially within the fields of church history and biography. Her aim is to serve God by sharing her findings with other Christians. She is presently writing the second novel in her trilogy on the life of Andrew Murray. It will be titled Andrew Murray Destined to Win.

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