TO TELL THE WORLD: The Driving Passion of Rex Humbard and the Cathedral of Tomorrow by Rex Humbard

TO TELL THE WORLD: The Driving Passion of Rex Humbard and the Cathedral of Tomorrow

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KIRKUS REVIEW

On the off chance you've managed to miss him, Rex Humbard is the Big Daddy of TV evangelists, carried on 360 stations which invade millions of homes every Sunday. This, he's bound to be telling us some weeks hence, is the wondrous story of how God brought his ministry from its humble beginnings, tent preaching from town to town with his Dad, to its miraculous success today, reaching out to countless souls around the globe from the glorious Cathedral of Tomorrow near Akron, Ohio. He has a simple thesis: God invented TV so that Rex could spread His message throughout the world, TV being the only means for converting the masses to Christ, thereby assuring His second coming. The book, which does almost no real preaching of the gospel, reads like any other one-man corporate Horatio Alger story: obscure Southern boy builds huge religious empire against all odds. Naturally, his tale's full of miracles, voices in the night, testimonial letters, family anecdotes, and quick prayers to God. And the most miraculous of all is that even censure can be written off--like his problems with the SEC--as the devil's doing.

Pub Date: Nov. 5th, 1975
Publisher: Prentice-Hall