When the Church of God Arises
A History of the Development of the Church of God of Prophecy in the Midlands and More Widely in Britain
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"The book presents a rich history of the Church, 'rich' because it is a history with God. Reverend B. A. Miles demonstrates a great understanding of the statement found in Hosea 4V6 'my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge' - this includes a knowledge of God, and oneself. He endeavours to bring about such an understanding in and of the Church of God of Prophecy. It presents a knowledge of where God has taken the Church from; where they are and where they are heading. This book is informative and engaging, a most inspired work by a modern day historian of the Church of God of Prophecy. Dr Jean-Florent Makaya CML, The University of Birmingham This book, originally an M. Phil thesis of Reverend B. A. Miles, a detailed, comprehensive and unparalleled work is now offered to a wider readership. We have the chance to learn from an influential insider exactly how the Church of God of Prophecy established into Britain fifty three years ago. The remarkable Spirit-driven origins of the Church a century earlier in North America are recounted and the recurring question of colour is honestly included. Most moving are the personal testimonies respectfully gathered together from the pioneers who came to Britain. There are lessons still to be learned here, for the hostility experienced by those migrants from the Caribbean is felt again by today's asylum seekers. Dr Roy Taylor This book is particularly insightful because it is written from two perspectives. One which is primarily academic and the other a personal view from the author who has played a significant role in the early development of Church of God of Prophecy in the Midlands. Ambitious, challenging and grounding, it is a book that candidly examines the theological, social, economic and cultural development of the Church in Britain. It should be read by anyone who is genuinely interested in furthering their understanding of the development of Black-Led Churches in Britain and more widely the beginning of Pentecostalism in North America and the Caribbean. Ian Miles (son of author)"