Epworth: The Cradle of Methodism by Dr Rev Herbert Boyd McGonigle
The title of this book is not merely a reminder that John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, and Charles Wesley, the ‘sweet singer of Methodism’, were born and brought up in their parents’ rectory home in Epworth was the cradle of Methodism.
John Wesley recognised how much he was a product of the family and home of which he was a part. How those early influences moulded his formative years and were carried into both his life and work. He understood the social, intellectual and spiritual heritage that gave him birth.