Ellis, W.T. – Billy Sunday, The Man and His Message

Billy Sunday, The Man and His Message
William T. Ellis

Summary: In this 32 chapter work, Ellis presents us with studies in the life and ministry of famous evangelist Billy Sunday.


A Word from the Author

1. One of God’s Tools

2. Up from the Soil

3. A Base-Ball “Star”

4. A Curbstone Recruit

5. Playing the New Game

6. A Shut Door–and an Open One

7. Campaigning for Christ

8. Speech Seasoned with Salt

9. Battling with “Booze”

10. “Give Attendance to Reading”

11. Acrobatic Preaching

12. “The Old-Time Religion”

13. “Hitting the Sawdust Trail”

14. The Service of Society

15. Giving the Devil His Due

16. Critics and Criticism

17. A Clean Man on Social Sins

18. “Help Those Women”

19. Standing on the Rock

20. Make a Joyful Noise

21. The Prophet and His Own Time

22. Those Billy Sunday Prayers

23. The Revival on Trial

24. An Army with Banners

25. A Life Enlistment

26. “A Good Soldier of Jesus Christ”

27. A Wonderful Day at a Great University

28. The Christian’s Daily Helper

30. Eternity! Eternity!

31. Our Long Home

32. Glorying in the Cross



Because he is the most conspicuous Christian leader in America today; because he has done an entirely unique and far-reaching work of evangelism; and because his words have a message for all men, I have written, at the request of the publishers, this narrative concerning Rev. William A. Sunday, D.D.

The final appraisal of the man and his ministry cannot, of course, be made while he is alive. “Never judge unfinished work.” This book has endeavored to deal candidly, though sympathetically, with its subject. Mr. Sunday has not seen either the manuscript or proofs. He has, however, authorized the use of the messages which he is accustomed to deliver in his meetings, and which comprise more than half the contents of the volume.

The author’s hope is that those of us who are just plain “folks” will find the book interesting and helpful. He has no doubt that professional Christian workers will get many suggestions from the story of Mr. Sunday’s methods.

I would acknowledge the assistance of Miss Helen Cramp and the Rev. Ernest Bawden in collating and preparing for publication Mr. Sunday’s utterances.

William T. Ellis.


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Date:January 14, 2015