This is called “the authorized edition” of Sunday’s biography, copyrighted in 1914 by L.T. Myers. It is interesting in that Sunday was still preaching when this was written and Ellis knew him personally and heard him often. The text contains many pages of actual sermons by Sunday, including an eye-witness account of the invitations. The book also has original photographs of Sunday preaching. Born in 1862 in Iowa, he grew up in a “Soldier’s Orphanage” because his father was killed in the Civil War. After successfully playing professional baseball, he was converted in the Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago. He continued to play ball, refusing to play on Sunday, but soon felt the call to preach. His unique style and straight talk to plain folks saw a quarter of a million people come forward in his “saw-dust trail” tabernacle meetings.
We Who Are SlavesMarch 31, 2018
Jesus said, “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me” (Luke 9:23). To deny oneself in today’s culture might simply mean to practice a little self-control, perhaps to eat a little less, or to be more diligent with one’s personal devotions. But this […]
Biblical LeadershipFebruary 28, 2017
Not the number of one’s servants, but the number whom one serves, is the heavenly criterion of greatness and the real preparation for leadership. Oswald Sanders What is Biblical leadership? Everyone seems to know these days and yet no one seems to know. All of us who […]
When God Closes the DoorFebruary 1, 2017
The foremost belief of a sinner who refuses God’s grace is that the consequences of that refusal will never come. Surely anyone who truly understood and believed in what the Bible teaches about heaven and hell would not take such a chance as this. But, of course, the fact is that such a person does […]