Mathew Backholer

Biography

Mathew Backholer is a revival historian, seasoned traveller, broadcaster, writer, author, researcher, editor and co-founder of ByFaith Media, who was born in the 1970s. In the late 1990s, Mathew studied at a Bible College in the UK, where he later worked as a staff member, carrying out various duties, including, teaching English (TEFL), itinerant preaching and leading teams of students in outreaches, including weeks of evangelism.

As a world traveller, Mathew Backholer has visited more than forty countries and has travelled the length of Africa, from Cairo to the Cape, across South-East Asia from India to Vietnam and from Nepal to Russia via China and Mongolia and has survived the Trans-Siberian Railway. He has driven around Europe, visited North Africa six times, and has journeyed alone, with friends, as part of team and as a leader.

Mathew now works with ByFaith Media researching and developing new books, writing for the ByFaith website (www.byfaith.org) and preparing for new TV projects with his brother Paul. Mathew has travelled to more than forty nations of the world carrying out research, executing missions and filming/presenting Christian TV and documentary projects.

Where to find Mathew Backholer online


Where to buy in print


Books

Reformation to Revival, 500 Years of God’s Glory: Sixty Revivals, Awakenings and Heaven-Sent Visitations of the Holy Spirit
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 123,150. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2017 by ByFaith Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Church / History, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
For the past five hundred years God has been pouring out His Spirit, to reform and to revive His Church. Reformation to Revival traces the Divine thread of God’s power from Martin Luther of 1517, through to the Charismatic Movement and into the twenty-first century, featuring 60 great revivals and awakenings from 20 nations on five continents.
Budget Travel, a Guide to Travelling on a Shoestring, Explore the World, a Discount Overseas Adventure Trip: Gap Year, Backpacking, Volunteer-Vacation & Overlander
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 90,320. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2017 by ByFaith Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Budget, Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference
A practical and concise guide to travelling the world and exploring new destinations with fascinating opportunities and experiences: Backpacking, working-vacation, gap year, humanitarian aid or an overland bus. Full of anecdotes, traveller’s advice, informative timelines and testimonies, with suggestions, ideas and need-to-know information.
Short-Term Missions, A Christian Guide to STMs, for Leaders, Pastors, Churches, Students, STM Teams and Mission Organizations: Survive and Thrive!
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,730. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2016 by ByFaith Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Missions, Nonfiction » Travel » Budget
Updated in 2017. Christian Short-Term Missions (STMs), budget travel with a Divine purpose. What you need to know about planning a STM, or joining a team, and considering the options as part of the Great Commission. Full of anecdotes and advice with informative timelines, and a biblical framework to help you engage in cross-cultural missions, to make your STM more effective to the glory of God.
Revival Answers, True and False Revivals, Genuine or Counterfeit: Do Not Be Deceived, Discerning Between the Holy Spirit and the Demonic
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 98,340. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2015 by ByFaith Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity / Pentecostal & Charismatic, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Church / History
Updated in 2017. What is true revival and how can we tell the genuine from the false, the true from the spurious? Drawing from Scripture and Church history, this book will sharpen your senses and take you on a journey of discovery. What God declares in His Word and what Church history records as you search for a personal revival, & a move of the Holy Spirit within your local fellowship and beyond.
Understanding Revival and Addressing the Issues It Provokes So That We Can Intelligently Cooperate with the Holy Spirit During Times of Revivals and Awakenings
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 94,500. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2015 by ByFaith Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity / Pentecostal & Charismatic, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / Pneumatology
Updated in 2017. Understanding Revival and Addressing the Issues it Provokes; through the use of Scripture and church history reveals how we can intelligently cooperate with the Holy Spirit during times of revivals and awakenings and not reject His workings due to religious affections, physical phenomena or manifestations and that we may be not be caught unaware of the tactics of the enemy.
Extreme Faith, on Fire Christianity: Hearing from God and Moving in His Grace, Strength & Power, Living in Victory
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 94,630. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2015 by ByFaith Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Discipleship
Updated in 2017. This book reveals the foundations of extreme faith - on fire Christianity. God has given us powerful weapons to defeat the enemy, take back the spiritual land in our lives, and to walk in His glory. To do this we must lay deep foundations in Jesus Christ; learn how to discern the voice of the Holy Spirit, and receive heaven sent vision. Know what the Bible says and apply it!
Discipleship For Everyday Living, Christian Growth - Following Jesus Christ and Making Disciples of All Nations: Firm Foundations, the Gospel, God's Will, Evangelism, Missions, Teaching
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 91,790. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2015 by ByFaith Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Growth, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Warfare
Discipleship for Everyday Living is a dynamic biblical book for Christian growth to aid maturity in Christ Jesus, to help train and make strong believers with solid biblical foundations who reflect His image. The book’s fifty easy-to-read chapters are split into six sections: Firm Foundations, The Call of God, World Mission, Evangelism and Teaching, and Ministering in the Power of the Holy Spirit.
How to Plan, Prepare and Successfully Complete Your Short-Term Mission: For Volunteers, Churches, Independent STM Teams and Mission Organisations
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 110,570. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2015 by ByFaith Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Missions, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Church / Growth
Revised and updated in 2017. How to Plan, Prepare and Successfully Complete Your Short-Term Mission (STM) is the why, where and when of STMs. Millions of Christians have embarked upon an expedition of a lifetime into the unknown - to serve, witness and experience another world. Now it's your turn to take the challenge and put your faith into action, as you prepare for your STM!
Global Revival, Worldwide Outpourings, Forty-Three Visitations of the Holy Spirit: The Great Commission, Revivals in Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America, Australia and Oceania
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,860. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2015 by ByFaith Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity / Pentecostal & Charismatic, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Church / History
Updated in 2017. Discover some of the greatest revivals from around the globe that you’ve probably never heard of, from Canada to China and from to Egypt to Zimbabwe. Learn about the amazing outpourings that have taken place around the world in our lifetime and how the Holy Spirit has moved in visitations from the past.
Revival Fire, 150 Years of Revivals, Spiritual Awakenings and Moves of the Holy Spirit: Days of Heaven on Earth!
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,610. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2015 by ByFaith Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Church / History
Updated in 2017. Revival Fire, 150 Years of Revivals by Mathew Backholer features twelve detailed accounts of revivals from ten countries on five continents. As a revival historian, the author through the use of detailed research, eye-witness accounts and interviews, presents some of the most potent revivals that the world has seen in the past one hundred and fifty years.
Revival Fires and Awakenings, Thirty-Six Visitations of the Holy Spirit - A Call to Holiness, Prayer and Intercession for the Nations
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 104,870. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2015 by ByFaith Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Church / History
Updated in 2017. Revival Fires and Awakenings spans four centuries and features 36 accounts of revivals and awakenings in eighteen countries on six continents. Whilst each revival is different the author reveals the common characteristics and reoccurring experiences which come to the fore during times of visitations of the Holy Spirit.

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