Download PDF by Silvia Anne Sheafer: Aimee Semple McPherson (Spiritual Leaders and Thinkers)

By Silvia Anne Sheafer

ISBN-10: 0791078671

ISBN-13: 9780791078679

A chain that examines the lives of people that have had an enormous influence at the heritage or present perform of faith. This quantity follows the lifetime of Aimee Semple McPherson, famed for her tent revivals in the United States.

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His mother owned a boardinghouse there. After they were married, the couple moved to Providence with his parents. Social convention of the day dictated that Aimee give priority to her position as a wife and mother rather than to any career ambitions she might have. In July, she became pregnant, and the following spring, on March 23, 1913, a boy named Rolf McPherson was born. Aimee tried to settle down to normal home life, but the call to Christian service remained constant—the voice persisted. Occasionally, Aimee evangelized but, to her, this was not sufficient to answer God’s call.

Objections came from fundamentalist preachers who asserted that women’s emotional dispositions made them unfit for preaching. According to these people, a woman’s place was in the home—cleaning the house and caring for the family. A recent exception to this line of thinking was the well-known Christian advocate Evangeline Booth, commander of the Salvation Army. As a child, Aimee had heard Commander Eva speak and, most likely, she was inspired by the woman’s soul-winning sermons and dramatic presentations.

Inside, a wood platform was installed for the visiting clergy and the choir. Unless electricity was available, lighting was supplied by calcium carbide lanterns. Decorating the stage were baskets of flowers and flags. There was a large portrait of Jesus at the crucifixion. A borrowed grand piano sat in the band area. Corona! Corona! A Healing Ministry 31 typewriter to prepare her sermons and write letters. This time, though, Aimee was about to discover that God’s plans for her future were far greater than giving her a typewriter.

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