David Malcolm Bennett is an evangelical theologian, who has the gift of
doing thorough and painstaking research and presenting the results in a
readable form. Some of his books are academic, but still very readable,
others are in a more popular style.
David’s latest books are “Edward Irving Reconsidered: The Man, his
Controversies and the Pentecostal Movement”, published by Wipf & Stock in
America, and “John Wesley: The man, his mission and his message “, published
by Rhiza Press in Australia.
David is also one of the world’s leading authorities on William and
Catherine Booth of The Salvation Army, having edited and published their
letters, plus Catherine’s diary and reminiscences (now available in three
PDF files on one CD). He has also penned two biographies of William Booth:
“The General: William Booth” (two volumes) and “William Booth and his
He has also written “The Altar Call: Its Origins and Present Usage”, his
M.Th thesis (awarded with merit), which examines the practice of inviting
people forward after a presentation of the Gospel, and its companion volume
“The Sinner’s Prayer: Its Origins and Dangers”. Amongst his other books is
“The Origins of Left Behind Eschatology”, his Ph.D dissertation, which
examines the origins of the ideas behind the Left Behind books.