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A sequence that examines the lives of people that have had a big effect at the background 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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Her sermons were backed up by choirs of heavenly singing; music played by tambourines, 37 38 AIMEE SEMPLE MCPHERSON drums, triangles, and guitars; and the simple words of the Gospel. Choruses of amens and hallelujahs punctuated her speeches. ” 46 When Sister Aimee first began to travel around the eastern part of the country evangelizing, she did not ask for regular church offerings. She was informed by a farmer after one revival that she wasn’t a traditional preacher. ” 47 The farmer then went into the audience.
She fell to her knees and asked God to give her instruction. ” At first, she thought this was a reference to a popular typewriter brand of the day. ” 39 She needed a UNDER THE BIG TOP The billowing expanse of canvas—the Big Top—beckoned people to midsummer gatherings. Souls to be saved, healings to be made, God’s message—this was the essence of a tent revival. Aimee, like dozens of other evangelists across the United States, held many outdoor revivals. Compared with the price of renting a hall, tenting was relatively inexpensive.
The first issue of The Bridal Call was published in June 1917 in Savannah, Georgia. After three months, Sister Aimee made arrangements to combine with the Christian Worker’s Union to put out an expanded periodical. It was filled with her sermons, news, photographs of her campaigns, poems, and other articles of interest. When she passed a mailbox, the Gospel Car would stop and she’d leave a copy of The Bridal Call. It had a subscription price of twenty-five cents per year. Sister Louise, a volunteer, often took Aimee’s dictation and helped with the publication.