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Rees Howells: Intercessor

By Norman Grubb

Rees Howells: Intercessor

Rees Howells: Intercessor

By Norman Grubb

Told with simplicity, humanity and humour, this is the best-selling biography of the great Welsh preacher and founder of the Bible College of Wales.

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Print Paperback

ISBN: 9780718830274

Specifications: 234x156mm (9.21x6.14in), 192pp

Published: April 2003


ePub eBook

ISBN: 9780718842499

Published: September 2014

PDF eBook

ISBN: 9780718842512

Specifications: 193pp

Published: September 2014

Best known as the founder of the Bible College of Wales, Rees Howells was a man of little worldly fame, yet through Norman Grubb's best-selling biography, his life story is known to millions. Born in a Welsh mining village, he left school at twelve and worked in a tin mill and a coal mine. As he came to know the redeeming power of his Lord and Saviour he faced the implications of an entire surrender, learned to love the unlovely and found the key to the power of prayer. As a result he became a man of great Christian inspiration to others in both Britain and Southern Africa where he became the channel of a mighty revival.

Norman Grubb describes all this, but also the foundation of the Bible College of Wales at Swansea, perhaps the greatest monument of his work, and the intercessory prayer that became the hallmark of Rees Howells, impacting as it did on national policy and international affairs.

Rees Howells' life was so great that the Church of Christ still feels the impact of his truths of the Spirit and the Scriptures in a unique and amazing way. Every chapter in this biography is full of drama and light. Rees Howells, Intercessor is an enthralling story, told with simplicity, humanity and humour, and it has proved an inspiration for nearly half a century.


1. Early Years
2. Two Shocks
3. Meeting the Risen Lord
4. The Welsh Revival
5. The Holy Ghost Takes Possession
6. Loving an Outcast
7. A Village Untouched by the Revival
8. The Tramps
9. Binding the Strong Man
10. A Branch in the Vine
11. The Consumptive Woman
12. What is an Intercessor?
13. Challenging Death
14. A Father to Orphans
15. Lord Radstock
16. Called to a Hidden Life
17. The Hatless Brigade
18. The Vow of a Nazarite
19. Uncle Dick's Healing
20. Call Out from Wage-Earning
21. Madeira
22. Marriage and Missionary Call
23. Standing in the Queue
24. Revivals in Africa
25. Buying of First Estate in Wales
26. The Bible College of Wales
27. Buying of Second Estate
28. Third Estate and Children's Home
29. Prayer Book: Edward VIII
30. The Every Creature Commission
31. Ethiopia
32. Visitation of the Spirit
33. Fourth Estate, and the Jews
34. Intercession for Dunkirk
35. Battle of Britain
36. Russia, North Africa, Italy, "D" Day
37. Home Call


Norman Grubb fought in the First World War and was educated at Cambridge, where he was instrumental in the founding of the Inter-Varsity Fellowship of Evangelical Unions. After graduating, he and his wife served as missionaries in the Belgian Congo, with the World Evangelical Crusade. He played a leading role in setting up the Christian Literature Crusade. In later life, he lived in America, where he was a pivotal member of the WEC.

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