Aimee Semple McPherson, founder of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, was perhaps the most famous Pentecostal evangelist of the early twentieth century. Thousands attended her meetings. But with her radio sermons and syndicated articles, she reached millions both in the United States and abroad. Much has been written about McPherson's fascinating life and her impact on millions of followers. Yet surprisingly, her writings and sermons have never been compiled and published-until w. The Collected Sermons and Writings of Aimee Semple McPherson arranges McPherson's body of work chrologically, allowing readers to see how her style, subject matter, and emphases changed as her ministry developed. As a Pentecostal evangelist, McPherson based her messages on the scriptural understanding that as Jesus is unchanging, the miracles and spiritual gifts of the early church should be part of modern Christian practice. Accordingly, her writings focus on God's miraculous healing, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and the miracle of speaking in tongues. A valuable resource for religious scholars, McPherson's collective writings contain wisdom and inspiration for the everyday Christian, while also providing an insightful look into the devoted mind of one of the twentieth century's most influential women.
Born on October 9, 1890, Aimee Semple McPherson was the most famous Pentecostal evangelist of the early twentieth century. She served in China as a missionary with her husband Robert Semple, returning to the United States with their newborn daughter after Robert died of malaria. From the 1920s to the 1940s, McPherson was one of the most recognizable women in America. Tens of millions of people listened to her on the radio and read her sermons in newspapers. People flocked to hear her speak at both her revivals and Angelus Temple, the church she founded in Los Angeles. Tens of thousands of people were miraculously healed when McPherson prayed with them for God's healing touch, restoring vision and hearing, healing broken necks, and curing paralysis. During the Great Depression, her commissary fed and clothed over 1.5 million people. McPherson died September 27, 1944. Her wisdom and words live on.