Amy threw off the comforts of home, packed her two children, and set off to evangelize America, at a time when women could not even vote, and a woman preacher was unheard-of, and in some quarters even unthinkable.
“If you have ever contemplated writing a biography, this book provides a model of biography-writing at its finest.” (Amazon Reviewer)
“I am not a healer. Jesus is the healer. I am only the office girl who opens the door and says, ‘Come in.’ ” (Aimee Semple McPherson)
First and foremost, Sister Aimee was a passionate Evangelist. Born into a Salvation Army family and baptized in the Holy Spirit during the Azusa Street awakening, she was committed to bringing the whole Gospel to the whole world working with the whole Body of Christ. She refused to be boxed in by denominational loyalties. She had a passionate love for Jesus and for people. Tens of thousands of men women and children—blind, the deaf, the lame, were healed when she prayed for them. Reporters from the biggest newspapers across the country attested to the authenticity of her healing ministry.
According to Wikipedia:
“McPherson’s articulation of the United States as a nation founded and sustained by divine inspiration continues to be echoed by many pastors in churches today…McPherson’s preaching style, extensive charity work and ecumenical contributions were a major influence in revitalization of American Evangelical Christianity in the 20th century.”
A quote from the book…
“It happened not in the misty, nebulous long ago, to white robed men and women in a time that we cannot quite visualize as ever having had reality, but to children and men and women who had street addresses and telephone numbers, who came in automobiles and not on camel-back by caravan, as it was said they did long ago. The blind saw again; the deaf heard. Cripples left their crutches and hung them on the rafters.” (Louise Weick, The San Francisco Chronicle, 1921)