More than 520 million persons worldwide have embraced some aspects of the Pentecostal/Charismatic renewal movement. This is their story, beginning on the first day of January, 1901. Complete with over 100 vignettes and photographs, this unique volume explores the roots and growth of this movement of the Holy Spirit throughout the twentieth century. Vinson Synan has compiled the definitive history, both for those inside and outside the movement. Separate chapters explore the role of women, African-American, Hispanics, faith healers, televangelists, and more. Each chapter is written by an authority on the subject. A four-color, detachable foldout timeline highlights key events throughout each decade of the century. A genealogy tree allows you to trace the origins of all major groups and testimony of the hand of God on the church in the recent past and a preview of things yet to come for the future.