Charles G. Finney (1792–1875) was a man with a message that burned through the religious deadwood and secular darkness of his time. He had the ability to shock both saint and sinner alike. Because he was radical in both his methods and his message, Finney was criticized for almost everything except being boring. Born in Connecticut in 1792, Finney was nearly thirty years of age before he turned from his skepticism regarding Christianity and wholeheartedly embraced the Bible as the true Word of God. He gave up his law profession in order to spread the Gospel, and he soon became the most noteworthy revivalist of the nineteenth century, one of the leaders of the Second Great Awakening. It is estimated that over 250,000 souls were converted as a result of his preaching. While Finney carried his revivals to several Middle and Eastern states, the bulk of his meetings were in New York towns. Finney established the theology department at Oberlin Collegiate Institute (today known as Oberlin College). He served there as a professor of theology as well as pastor of Oberlin's First Congregational Church until a few years before his death. During these years, he continued to carry on his evangelism, even visiting Great Britain twice in 1849-50 and 1859-60.Finney, Charles G. is the author of 'How to Experience Revival - Charles G. Finney - Mass Market Paperback' with ISBN 9780883681404 and ISBN 0883681404.