Floods upon the Dry Ground

This is the text of the book:

“Floods upon the Dry Ground” by Jackie Ritchie, presented in this form by Graeme Young from whom this and other resources on revivals in the North East of Scotland are available.

It is hoped that making this important account available, now that the book is no longer in print, will be in accordance with the wishes of the author’s family, and I would be happy to hear from them to ensure that this is the case.

The book may be downloaded as a PDF here.

Jackie Ritchie was born of fisherfolk parents in the North East of Scotland.

His father and mother were converted in the spiritual awakening described in this book.

Jackie went to sea in the old steam drifters and later sailed in motor boats.

While standing idly one day near the Cross Keys at Peterhead Harbour, he heard some workers from the Faith Mission along with Tom Paterson of the Deep Sea Mission preach the Gospel he knew so well from his early days. He was convicted of his need and later that night went along to the Mission in Charlotte Street, where these men were preaching. A few days later, on the 15th of September, 1954, he gave his heart to Christ, while in his late teens.

In 1958 he left the fishing, attended the Faith Mission Bible School in Edinburgh and worked for a few years as a Pilgrim in the Faith Mission.

As an independent evangelist, he travelled throughout Britain, including Ulster and Southern Ireland.

He lived with his wife and two daughters in the Northern Highlands of Scotland. He died in 2004.

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