Lady Selina Hastings (1707-1791): The great 18th century Methodist Revival brought vast numbers to Christ and produced many remarkable, godly leaders. One of the most significant of these was Lady Selina Hastings, the Countess of Huntingdon and the “Patroness of Methodism.” A member of the English aristocracy and descendant of royalty, Selina was also a devout member of the Anglican Church. However, when she recognized her need for a relationship with Jesus beyond mere religious formality, her life was transformed! She found like-minded fellowship in the fledgling Methodist movement with the Wesley brothers and George Whitefield, and teamed up with them to bring the Gospel throughout the British Isles, American Colonies and beyond. Because of her wide social and political influence, financial support, and unique ability to foster Christian unity, Selina made an incalculable impact on her nation and the world for the cause of Christ!
- Women of Awakenings by Louis & Betty Drummond
- The Bold Evangelist: The Life & Ministry of Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon by Priscilla Wong