Words to Inspire


Healing on the Streets, Medieval Spirituality.. what’s next?

In an unexpected development, March sees our D. H. Ruffle Memorial Library teaming up with the Rev. William De Arteaga and his blog posts. We are pretty excited!

William is known internationally as a Christian author, historian and expert on revivals and the rebirth of Christian healing movement. He’s also a  regular contributor to the Pneuma Review. I read his book, “Quenching the Spirit” in the early 1990s and I was moved and inspired by it. I feel privileged to be partnering with him in bringing his writings to a wider audience. Check these links out:

MORE NEWS: I’m building a brand new section devoted to the Eastern Orthodox Christian tradition, kicking off with a video from famous American “Bible Answer Man” Hank Hanegraaff talking about his conversion to Orthodoxy in 2017. Be among the first to see it – more content on the way!

Do go visit our site and share with others. I’m putting a lot of work into making it the place that will be truly honouring to our Lord Jesus Christ and edifying to His Bride here on earth. Oh boy – so much happening, I forgot to mention the Medieval Spirituality bibliography I’ve just published! — Blessings in Jesus, John & Gladdys Ruffle


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Author: John E Ruffle

As a redeemed, recycled 1970s Californian Jesus Freak, John has faced many extreme situations and sticky wickets. He has shared the grass-roots Jesus-message in streets and churches in, among other places, Kathmandu, Eastern-block Communist Europe, two or three African countries, (where in one he was kidnapped at gun point), and on the site of the old Cavern Club as well as in a Liverpudlian police cell. Returning to England, John taught and mentored for over a decade in a Further Education college in London. A victim of sexual abuse growing up, John appreciates the healing journey Jesus has led him on. In 2013, this led John home to the Catholic faith with a renewed appreciation of the healing presence of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. Foundational to his faith however, has always been his experiences living in Gospel Outreach - a committed shared purse Christian community in the USA. He is still in touch with many of his original “Jesus Freak” generation buddies. John is on the leadership team of the local Catholic Charismatic prayer group, and writes prophetically to instruct and inspire. While not given to predicting the future, among other things, he fully expected Donald Trump to win the US elections and also foresaw that Britain would vote to leave the European Union – but not the mess that followed! Since 2017, John has been engaged in researching the 1967-1978 'Jesus People Movement' phenomenon as well as the dynamics of the hippy sub-culture that spawned it. John is crafting his emerging narrative to be relevant and engaging to a new generation of young Christians. John is married to Gladdys, they have one boy, several stray cats that appear and disappear at will, and a growing extended family both in the UK and abroad. They make their home in Birmingham, England where they love to praise and worship Jesus.

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