The following resources will help you learn about the Great Awakening for yourself.
Books Published by BJU Press
Sidwell, Mark, ed. Faith of Our Fathers: Scenes from American Church History. Greenville, SC: BJU Press, 1991. [Available from BJU Press]
———, ed. Faith of Our Fathers: Scenes from Church History. Greenville, SC: BJU Press, 1989. [Available from BJU Press]
Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1973.
Bonomi, Patricia U. Under the Cope of Heaven: Religion, Society, and Politics in Colonial America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.
Kidd, Thomas S. The Great Awakening: The Roots of Evangelical Christianity in Colonial America. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007.
Noll, Mark A. The Rise of Evangelicalism: The Age of Edwards, Whitefield, and the Wesleys. A History of Evangelicalism: People, Movements, and Ideas in the English-speaking World. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2003.
Gaustad, Edwin S. The Great Awakening in New England. New York: Harper, 1957.
Maxson, Charles Hartshorn. The Great Awakening in the Middle Colonies. Gloucester, MA: P. Smith, 1958.
Lambert, Frank. Pedlar in Divinity: George Whitefield and the Transatlantic Revivals, 1737-1770. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1994.
Marsden, George M. Jonathan Edwards: A Life. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2003.
———. A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 2008.
Stout, Harry S. The Divine Dramatist: George Whitefield and the Rise of Modern Evangelism. Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans, 1991.
Primary Source Documents
Bushman, Richard L. The Great Awakening: Documents on the Revival of Religion,1740-1745. New York: Institute of Early American History and Culture at Williamsburg, Va., 1970.
Butler, Jon, and Harry S. Stout, eds. Religion in American History: A Reader. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edwards, Jonathan. A Faithful Narrative of the Surprising Work of God. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1979.
———, ed. The Life of Rev. David Brainerd: Chiefly Extracted from His Diary. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 1978. [Available from BJU Press]
Heimert, Alan E., and Perry Miller, eds. The Great Awakening: Documents Illustrating the Crisis and Its Consequences. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1967.
Smith, John Edwin, Harry S. Stout, and Kenneth P. Minkema, eds. A Jonathan Edwards Reader. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995.