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Daniel Mark Epstein
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The story of Aimee McPherson’s life was the story of a woman who pressed on, not afraid to step out and take action to meet a need, any time or any place. Because of her faith and courage millions of lives were changed for the better

The story of Aimee McPherson’s life was the story of a woman who pressed on, not afraid to step out and take action to meet a need, any time or any place. Because of her faith and courage millions of lives were changed for the better. And when she was thrown into the fiery furnace of slander and ridicule by the press, she stood strong.

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Aimee Elizabeth Semple McPherson (née Kennedy; October 9, 1890 – September 27, 1944), also known as Sister Aimee or simply Sister, was a Canadian-American Pentecostal evangelist and media celebrity in the 1920s and 1930s, famous for founding the Four.

Aimee Elizabeth Semple McPherson (née Kennedy; October 9, 1890 – September 27, 1944), also known as Sister Aimee or simply Sister, was a Canadian-American Pentecostal evangelist and media celebrity in the 1920s and 1930s, famous for founding the Foursquare Church

Daniel Mark Epstein sees the facts, and feels the mystery, and he has written a remarkable book.

Daniel Mark Epstein sees the facts, and feels the mystery, and he has written a remarkable book.

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Index of Biblical Passages and References. Chronology of Aimee Semple McPherson. Free ebooks since 2009.

Sister Aimee was a scamp in school, a young widow in China, and a neurotic housewife in Rhode Island, but when the Lord spoke to her, she accepted her ministry and began preaching. Publisher: Mariner Books. Index of Biblical Passages and References.

This an interesting look at the biography of Aimee Semple McPherson. I had heard of her all my life, but this is the first book I read. I heard that she was controversial, and I saw it in this book. She had so many lawsuits and conflicts and I was rather startled to read all about them.

Epstein, Daniel Mark. Sister Aimee: The Life of Aimee Semple McPherson. New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1993.

Aimee Semple McPherson, American evangelist (one who preaches Christianity), symbolized important traits of American popular religion in the 1920s and 1930s. She was one of the first female evangelists, the first divorced evangelist, and the founder of the Foursquare Gospel church. Aimee Kennedy was born on October 9, 1890, near Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada. Her father, James Morgan Kennedy, was a struggling farmer. Epstein, Daniel Mark. Storming Heaven: The Lives and Turmoils of Minnie Kennedy and Aimee Semple McPherson.

Sister Aimee: The Life of Aimee Semple McPherson. Sister Aimee - Daniel Mark Epstein. by Daniel Mark Epstein. Sister Aimee was a scamp in school, a young widow in China, and a neurotic housewife in Rhode Island, but when the Lord spoke to her, she accepted her ministry and began preaching. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

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A thought-provoking portrait of evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson describes her youth, her ministry, and the scandals that nearly destroyed her. 15,000 first printing.
  • Aimee Semple McPherson: Legend in Her Own Time

    I love a good story, and all my life I have been connecting with heroes who inspire and motivate me. People who battle through the contradictions of life and swim upstream to make a mark on the world hold a special place in my heart. Someone once said that we are most impacted by the people we meet and the books we read. I believe this is true. So when I can I try and get two birds with one stone by reading a good biography. Sister Aimee: The Life of Aimee Semple McPherson, impacted me to the core and left me thinking for many weeks after I put it down. Here was a twenty-something mom who 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.

    Daniel Mark Epstein has written a fascinating, thoroughly researched biography of an amazing woman: Aimee Semple McPherson. Hers is a remarkable story on many levels. Here was a twenty-something mom who 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. A woman preacher was unheard-of and in some quarters even unthinkable. Sister Aimee stepped out in faith and God rewarded her with one of the most powerful, far reaching ministries in church history. While her story is not without controversy, the fruit of her ministry is incontrovertable. It can be argued that this one woman made a bigger impact on her generation than any Christian in modern times. In baseball, a 5 tool player is someone who can hit for average, hit for power, run fast, field well and throw strong and accurately. Such players are rare. Aimee Semple McPherson was a 5 tool minister of the gospel, a superstar and Titan of the Christian faith.

    Lover of People--Sister Aimee 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, accompanied by medical professionals, attested to the authenticity of her healing ministry. As a pastor she preached 21 sermons a week, established a Bible College and in spite of her non-denominational leanings, ended up spawning a denomination—The Church of the International Foursquare Gospel— that would plant missionary focused churches around the globe. Today there are 68,000 Foursquare churches in 136 countries.

    Aimee Semple McPherson was an optimistic dispenser of grace, showcasing in her sermons the love of God, redemption, the joys of service and the hope of heaven…People from all walks of life loved her and they flocked by the thousands to be where she was.

    A Legend In Her Own Time--She made a splash everywhere she went, packing out the largest auditoriums in the world, launching a media empire that was the envy of her contemporaries, and sharing the Gospel with celebrities and the people of the streets. Aimee Semple McPherson was an optimistic dispenser of grace, showcasing in her sermons the love of God, redemption, the joys of service and the hope of heaven. This contrasted sharply with the fire-and-brimstone style of sermon delivery popular with many of her peers. People from all walks of life loved her and they flocked by the thousands to be where she was.

    Sister Aimee championed and won the hearts of the police and fire departments in Los Angeles and made a huge impact on the untouchables of her society: the Ku Klux Klan and the Gypsies. Latinos and Black Americans loved her because they knew she cared for them. During the Great Depression her church became a more reliable source of aid to poor families than the State of California. Aimee Semple McPherson was an optimistic dispenser of grace, showcasing in her sermons the love of God, redemption, the joys of service and the hope of heaven. This contrasted sharply with the fire-and-brimstone style of sermon delivery popular with many of her peers. People from all walks of life loved her and they flocked by the thousands to be where she was.

    The story of Aimee McPherson’s life was the story of a woman who pressed on, not afraid to step out and take action to meet a need, any time or any place. Because of her faith and courage millions of lives were changed for the better. And when she was thrown into the fiery furnace of slander and ridicule by the press, she stood strong. She didn’t get bitter or vindictive. She stayed consistent to her principles and let God fight her battles. Though the scars of misinformation and slander have marked her public persona in many circles to this day, those who take the time to read her story and investigate the facts will come away with genuine appreciation for this woman’s integrity. This was one courageous woman. Setbacks didn’t seem to phase her. There’s an old saying “No good deed goes unpunished.” We could add to that “No good person goes unpersecuted.” When Aimee turned up missing at the beach in 1926, the press spun it into a scandal rather than believe her story that she was kidnapped and held hostage.Instead of acknowledging yet another courageous moment in the life of this spiritual Titan who all her life had poured herself out for others by covering her brave escape from captors, the liberal elite villified her. They brought her before a grand jury which ended up being a kangaroo court hearing designed to entertain the press and public.

    Fake News Roaring 20's Style--The trial of 1926, in hindsight, has been evaluated by historians as a media circus with no substance. Corruption was rampant in the police department and the district attorney’s office in the mid-1920’s. Dope peddlers and bootleggers bought protection and openly operated speak-easies. Aimee McPherson infuriated the underworld by publicizing secrets that her converts confessed, reading names over radio station KFSG. Aimee was warned to stop it but did not take the warning seriously. The kidnapping took place not long after the unheeded warning. The scandal that was produced by the press feathered in nicely with that strategy and served to give reporters and newspapers what they wanted: sensational headlines. The 6 newspapers in Los Angeles competed for the best headlines and they actually bankrolled the District Attorney’s office to keep the story alive! It was a WIN-WIN situation for everyone but Sister Aimee. After 90 consecutive days of media hype, the district attorney decided not to proceed with the trial, admitting he did not have a case.

    This is biography at its finest. Daniel Mark Epstein has given us a very rewarding read on a remarkable human being who was a household name in the 20’s and 30’s but virtually is unknown today. Epstein goes to great lengths to give us stories and anecdotes in colorful detail. He brought this precious treasure out of the church attic and into the full light of day for me. I loved what I saw. When I was finished, I wanted to read it again.
    Featured 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)

  • This was a fascinating read. I was only vaguely aware of this woman, but have since ordered another book on her. I have recommended this book to several people, one of whom is reading it now and is finding it as captivating as I did. I can't say enough good things about this book for anyone interested in either American history or in Christianity.

  • Purchased as a gift for a Bible student in college. She enjoyed it and would recommend it to others.

  • Written by an author who apparently never met Aimee while she was alive, yet was able to give incredible insights about her life that are not easily gathered through normal news clips, this book had the capacity to kept me awake at night, as it was hard to put it down and go to sleep. Captivated by the amazing life of a woman who passed away 74 years ago, but still has the power to deeply impact one like me, I cannot but recommend this book to anyone who wants to step up to a higher level of faith.

  • I looked over the used item section and purchased HARDCOVER. Good gamble. It was an old library copy, may have been read only once and STURDY. Well worth the money.

    Yes, scandal is what gets the gonads excited. If it weren't for the Internet hype about Kathie Lee Gifford's Scandalous, the life and trials of Aimee Semple McPherson, I might not have noticed. But at this time there seems to be a revival of sorts going on to re-discover Aimee. . My biographical DVD rentals for the evangelist are all on the "wait" list. Webpages are popping up everywhere giving some sort of Aimee opinion or Aimee factoid.

    I had to get involved, so wanting something rather more comprehensive than vapid, often axe-grinding or fawning true-believer websites (Wikipedia is not bad, just be sure to click on the talk tab after you are done reading the main article to see why the authors put in what they did) I traded numbers from the left column of my bank statement into the right and ordered this book. It arrived three days later.

    For an investigation of Aimee, I think this book a good choice. Author Daniel Mark Epstein clearly delivers the hard work Aimee put into her ministry and the extensive scope of it. Moreover, he points out that Aimee's mother Minnie Kennedy was a vastly important figure in her daughter's success. Her stalwart practicality was able to move Aimeee beyond the tent revival queen phase into something more permanent that endures to this day. Minnie's contribution cannot be overstated. In some ways Minnie was like the stove which contained and directed Aimee's intense fire and heat. When Minnie and Aimee became estranged, Aimee was energy undisciplined, bringing her temple to a state of near insolvency until she could find a strong stove in other honest administrators.

    Particularly I found the conversion of the gypsies (pc Romani ) rather interesting and would like to find out more about that. In my narrow belief system, gypsies are quite adept at sneaky tricks and slight of hand, so their sign-off on Aimee and giving up much of their stashed gold after she healed the gypsy king's mother is PROOF POSITIVE she is the REAL DEAL.

    I learned that the author, Daniel, is Jewish , so I cannot help but wonder in doing this research, so deep into this aspect of Christianity, with its signs and wonders, if the did not have some crisis moments of his own. He certainly does not understand some of what he was conveying, using the word "erotic" a lot when describing a spiritual experience, but the point is made nevertheless. It is perhaps because of his lack of personal experience in this area (at the time of his writing) which makes much of the book credible.

    Like twin wizards Sauron and Saurmon bending every iota of their orcish army might to re-capture the missing Ring, Asa Keyes, district attorney of Los Angeles County, Joseph Ryan, Deputy District Attorney, and their armies of media newspaper corporations bent all their combined might against Aimee purporting her "kidnapping" to be entirely faked. They sought to capture her with great heaps of their evidence with intent to ultimately imprison her and Minnie for decades. From what I gather, unless I understood it wrong, Daniel indicates the office spent more money and forests for reams of paperwork on her than the city had before or since. Hordes reporters scoured the lands looking for clues of the presumed "love nest" producing various witnesses.

    The 1926 kidnapping portion, Daniel treats with too much vagueness, giving us just enough information and leaving other pieces out to keep the reader guessing as to what really happened to Aimee in her 5 missing weeks. Never is there certainty that the two press-icuting wizards of Asa and Joseph version might be true, but neither was Aimee's. Daniel indicated on "American Experience" he did not really believe Aimee's story and that she disappeared for unspecified personal reasons (not an exact quote). To possibly help support this assertion, he writes Captain Cline learned that Aimee's person and clothing were in too good of a condition upon her reappearance to have suffered as she did

    To fill in these gaps and to parse the finer details of this kidnapping, I recommend getting Raymond L.Cox's book, "The Evidence Demands a Verdict," as a companion work. For example, Raymond researches extensively from various affidavits, court documents and other articles which more fully explain the witnesses, the methods used by Asa and Joseph to obtain their evidence; and goes at length into the investigation of the clothing, grocery lists in Aiee's "hand writing," and in other areas David tends to gloss over.

    For example, many witnesses contradict Captain Cline, who for other reasons becomes problematic, if not a downright unreliable figure in Raymond's book He writes of witnesses who initially met Aimee, describe how she showed much signs of stress and was emancipated to the point of being unrecognisable by many who saw her. Her shoes were white with desert dust and her hands were covered with grime. A nurse picked some cactus spines from her legs and rubbed some preparation on the toe where a blister had broken.

    Still though, Daniel makes a point of acknowledging Asa and Joseph could come up with no reasonable evidence; their witnesses , changed their stories time and again or were otherwise discredited, only Aimee's stayed the same throughout. "It's my story and I'm sticking to it."

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    From A Baltimore Sun Interview discussing this book:
    April 26, 1993|By Patrick McGuire | Patrick McGuire,Staff Writer

    ...[Epstein] believes Aimee's healings were genuine.

    "I've applied some pretty rigorous research standards to my evaluations of
    Aimee's healings."

    "There is no doubt in my mind," he says "that this was a great and courageous woman, whose religious inspiration was totally authentic. I tried to find some evidence in the voluminous newspaper accounts of her healings, of fraud. There is none. Instead I found hundreds of pages of newspaper documentation of reporters who were overwhelmed by what they saw at the healing services. The famous phrase used back then was 'those who came to scoff stayed to pray.' "

  • Enjoyed the book. What an amazing story. Regardless of whether someone adheres to her belief system, Sister Aimee definitely made her mark on the culture of the day and impacted many lives. This was a tremendously easy to read book. It is well written and seems to have been researched very well.

  • I love and highly recommend this book . Awesome awesome book..