William Romaine is a much-neglected figure of eighteenth-century Evangelicalism. This book is the first modern biography of a complex and often bittersweet character. Drawing from original and often little-known sources, Tim Shenton provides a clear, consistent, and remarkably fair portrait of Romaine and the times in which he lived. But this biography is more than a bare record of events. It is the story of a Christian who, though plagued by his own imperfections, was able to persevere as a shining light in a dark and confusing world.