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.
Billy Sunday, the Man and His Message
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