Church Times vom 7.9.2007
Best portrays Charles as a warm character, a loving husband and father, a loyal brother, and »a man made for friendship«, and argues that he played a vital part in drawing others into the Methodist movement, and in mediating in the conflicts generated by more abrasive individuals. Best writes in a lively, accessible, and colloquial style, sometimes verging on the racy. He has produced a very readable biography, and one that fulfils its aim of rescuing Charles Wesley from neglect. In so doing, Best has opened up for the general reader the personalities and tensions that make the Evangelical revival so intriguing.