Jessie Penn-Lewis (1861-1927) was an evangelist and author
from England. Born in Victoria Terrace, Neath, her father was an
engineer and her grandfather was a Calvinist Methodist minister.
Evan Roberts, who was instrumental in the Welsh revival in the
early 1900s, stayed with Mrs. Penn-Lewis and her husband, William,
for a time. Mrs. Penn-Lewis had been an eyewitness to the revival.
Roberts contributed to her book War on the Saints, which was
written to counter what she perceived as the excesses of the
revival and the deceptions of Satan at work to prevent the true
work of God in awakening. War on the Saints is considered a
textbook on spiritual warfare by many Christians. Mrs. Penn-Lewis
also established and edited the periodical The