By B. G. Wilkinson, Ph.D. This book gives the thrilling story from Apostolic times through the times of the Reformation. The title, Church in the Wilderness, is taken from the Bible prophecy of Revelation 12 describing the woman who fled into the wilderness. The woman is the church. The title clearly shows that it was not the popular or predominant church. These faithful believers held high the banner of truth, and withstood the encroachments of apostasy. Their fortunes varied, for at times they possessed many churches, famous schools, and distant mission stations, while in other ages they suffered from poverty and dire persecution.
The great missionary work of this church is little known, its sufferings have been overlooked, and its heroes unsung. In the pages of this book is presented the precious heritage which it has bequeathed to modern times.
In its present form, Truth Triumphant represents much arduous research in the libraries of Europe as well as in America. Excellent ancient sources are most difficult to obtain, but the author has been successful in gaining access to many of them.