Wednesday, 2 October 2013

True Stories of the Miracles of Azusa Street and Beyond by Tommy Welchel

The stories of the Azusa street miracles at the turn of the twentieth century have always fascinated me. Therefore when I was given the chance to review this new book on the subject I was pleased to accept.

Tommy Welchel was 17 and on the run from the law when he came in contact with one of the women who had been part of the Asuza street ministry. She took him along to meet some of the other people who had been involved in this and he had a profound meeting with God.  This changed his life completely. In this book he recounts the stories told by the elderly people he met. He is the last living link to Asuza street. 

This book is simply written and yet every word packs power. Page after page recounts the miracles and the way in which they completely changed the lives of all involved. Many thousands of people were healed and then became involved in the ministry. There was not doubt in anyones mind that these miracles would not happen. The book recounts living proof that God still performs miracles today. As the cover blurb says, this brings the book of Acts into the present day and this it does. There is power in the Holy Spirit and God wants to use the Spirit to heal people and to see the saved.

This book is inspirational and provides hope to Christians worldwide. During Azusa it was prophesied by many different people that there would be another, even bigger, revival would happen 100 years after Azusa Street. THis has given me even more assurance that we should be praying for all those who need healing today.

That's it from bookaholics today. What will I pull off my shelf next. Find out in the next offering from bookaholics. In the meantime it would be great if you could share in the comments what you are currently reading. You never know, that book might appear in a future bookaholics review. 


  1. Enticing review, I shall slip over to Amazon. I am currently reading Martin Amis's disappointing Lionel Asbo and will refresh my synapses with some Milan Kundera.

  2. Glad you like the look of the book Chloe. Thanks for the recommends. I will take a look at them