Jerry Falwell: His Life and Legacy

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Simon and Schuster, May 13, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
An intimate perspective into the life of the most visible religious leader in America, as told and authorized by his wife.

Jerry Falwell played a pivotal role in the American religious and political scene for the last thirty years. As a constant voice for the Christian Right, and with his strong affirmations for family values, he remained outspoken about his beliefs and vision for revolutionized morals and social reform, including issues that will greatly affect the upcoming 2008 elections. Readers will be treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the private life of Jerry Falwell, giving insight into his most publicized and controversial events, such as:
  • His friendship with Ronald Reagan
  • His relationship to Larry Flynt
  • What led to the concept and formation of the Moral Majority
  • The reaction to his September 11 remarks

Macel Falwell, Rev. Falwell's widow, provides this official biography of the founder of the Moral Majority. Along with never-before-seen photographs, Macel gives a personal viewpoint and tells readers stories from across the decades, including some from his children, that show the man behind the passion.

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CHapter twO Beating the Odds 27
CHapter tHree a Family Man 51
CHapter FOur a Church for all people 83
CHapter Five the Moral Majority 107
CHapter Six Strength for the Journey 131
CHapter Seven My enemies My Friends 157
CHapter eigHt Surviving the ptl Scandal 187
CHapter nine the later years 207
aFterwOrd a Final Farewell from Jerrys grandchildren 249

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