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From his poverty-stricken childhood to preaching yearly to 10 million, explore the life of one of history's greatest evangelists---and America's greatest celebrities! Bringing to life this complex man of faith and flaws, Dorsett weaves a fascinating account of the flamboyant baseball-player-turned-revivalist and inner-city reformer. Includes two complete sermons. 212 pages, softcover from Eerdmans.
This is the first full-length treatment of mass-evangelist Billy Sunday to appear in 30 years. Lyle Dorsett makes a fresh and original contribuion to our understanding of this pugnaious baseball player-turned-preacher with his use of the Sunday family papers, a source previously unavailable to biographers.