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Jerry Falwell: His Life and Legacy Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B0017T0AEY
- Publisher : Howard Books (13 May 2008)
- Language : English
- File size : 1467 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 292 pages
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I was never sure however whether the creation of the Moral Majority was something that should have been started by an evangelical, since it necessary involved people of opposing religious views. On that point, even today, I am still unsure.
This book was a something of a revelation. Given that it was written by his wife, one may expect a certain warmness and lack of criticality, and yet one cannot help but admire the man and his ministry. He acheived so much, and so much that has lasted beyond his passing.
Great Christian men often have their detractors and slander often follows. Sometimes their strong views lead them to be regarded as a hate monger (another reviewer uses the term) but in good conscious one cannot apply this to Falwell. Sometimes there are accusations of money grabbing (all too true in many cases) but Falwell had the opposite problem...he was exceedingly generous to a fault.
Having read the book in two days, I couldn't help but look at the man in an even better light. It has encouraged me to read some of his work afresh.
They should read that Thomas Road Baptist did not pop out of thin air, and that the LORD honored hard work.
The story of Dr. Falwell giving his shoes to the gentleman who would become a future Deacon, and him completing his round of knocking on doors in his socks makes you wonder how many Pastors today would do the same.
I loved every part of the book.
Here is a guy from my area and era and the gal he married. The book tells stories of his imbroglios and accomplishments from a very personal standpoint, but it also includes the "other side" in some instances, such as evidenced by an article by Larry Flynt about his odd relationship with Jerry. There are many different opinions about this guy, but this story is a love story by Macel about her man, and her view is what you would expect. However, through her telling you cannot escape feeling the excitement that must have pervaded every fiber of this man's body, and the boundless energy that drove him to accomplish what few of us would ever dream of! He and his family visited many foreign lands, dined with and entertained countless dignitaries (including Presidents), and Jerry built an enormous university, leaving it debt free when he died! What a fantastic life.
I looked for errors all through the book, but found only one suspect where the word was "from" and I thought it should have been "form", but even that was questionable. Turns out that Macel was an English teacher... Surprise, she graduated from Liberty University!
I recommend this book highly to all those who would like to see the inside story of one of the truly great men of our generation.