The Life and Sayings of Sam P. Jones; A Minister of the Gospel

The Life and Sayings of Sam P. Jones; A Minister of the Gospel

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... he left as soon as possible for his next engagement, which was at Indianapolis, Indiana. The evangelist arrived in Indianapolis, on the evening of June i2, i886, and was met by his co-workers, who had preceded him to the city, and had gotten the meeting under way during his stay at Cartersville. His coming had been given due prominence in the Indianapolis papers, and, with one or two exceptions, they were kindly disposed toward him and his work. A great deal of space was given to the reports of his sermons and meetings, and he was treated with fairness, editorially. To say the least of it, he was not antagonized to any large extent by the secular press of the city. The ministers of the Protestant churches had united almost completely in the invitation to visit Indianapolis, and he was greatly pleased with the earnest cooperation that was given him from this source. As in every place he had visited for years since he had become a national character, Mr. Jones had his critics before and after his arrival. He was beset on every side by the card-writers, who felt it their duty to enlighten the people in regard to the evangelist. Most of his critics wrote as though they had discovered Sam Jones and warned the people against him as though his worth and works had never been demonstrated at other places. It was a curious fact that these writers seemed always to feel impelled to protect their respective cities against the evils that they thought would come through a visit from Sam Jones. It was not the custom of Mr. Jones to refer to this kind of nuisance, except when something was said that misrepresented him, or something that would injure the cause. He cared little for personal opinions of men, and rarely noticed anything that was said against him....show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 277g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236601793
  • 9781236601797