Sister Aimee: The Life of Aimee Semple McPherson

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 475 pages
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Sister Aimee was a scamp in school, a young widow in China, and a neurotic housewife in Rhode Island, but when the Lord spoke to her, she accepted her ministry and began preaching. This book “fills a significant gap in the history of revivalism” (New York Times Book Review). Photographs.
 

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Update 10/21/08: I still say Ugh. I was disappointed in this book. Nothing really new to say here; it was just the same stuff, over and over again: revival meetings, Sister Aimee running herself ... Read full review

SISTER AIMEE: The Life of Aimee Semple McPherson

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Powerhouse biography of perhaps the most charismatic and controversial woman in modern religious history. Although now less than a household name, Aimee Semple McPherson dominated the American ... Read full review

Contents

Mount Forest Ontario 1915
3
Childhood Memories
14
School Days
20
Rebellion
29
First Love
40
Conversion
47
Marriage
54
China
64
California 1921
201
The Great Campaigns
215
The First Abduction 24 1
241
New Years 1923
247
At Home in Los Angeles 1924 2 5 9
259
Scandal
282
Kidnapped
296
Vindication
315

The Oldtime Power
76
Triumph
86
Corona New York 1916
95
A Miraculous Healing
106
Fame
114
The Gypsy Life
126
Philadelphia 1918
135
California
146
Baltimore 1919
154
C 1920 1 77
177
The Rising Tide
184
Aimee vs Minnie 1921 3 2 2
323
The Crash
338
Attar of Roses
355
The Commissary
369
Show Business
383
Sharing the Stage L A 1935
390
Sanctuary
416
Epilogue
439
Bibliography
459
Index of Biblical Passages
471
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About the author (1994)

Daniel Mark Epstein is an award-winning essayist, poet, playwright, translator, biographer, and musician. He's won the Prix de Rome, received a Guggenheim Fellowship, and been anthologized in several collections of essays and poetry. His books include biographies of Aimee Semple McPherson and Nat King Cole, and seven volumes of poetry. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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