"This book may give you the best opportunity of deciding the truth about me and the ministry I hold so dear." Oral Roberts
"Among several biographies of Oral Roberts, the most recent, most accurate, and best documented is Oral Roberts: An American Life, an objective, impressive study... " New York Review of Books
"Oral Roberts: An American Life is more than the story of a well-known evangelist and educator. It is the story of a part of the American religious life that not many Americans know or understand.... Dr. Harrell has researched thoroughly and written superbly." Billy Graham
"... a first-rate biography, one which should give pause to Roberts' supporters and critics alike.... Roberts' first scholarly biographer has done a beautiful job." Allen Boyer, Newsday
Table of Contents
Part One: The Mold,
Prologue: Ada, Oklahoma, July 1935
Roots II. The Mold III. Evangelist IV.
Part Two: Miracles, 1947-1960
January 20-February 10, 1956
V. Healing Revivalism VI.
Ministry VII. The Price of Glory VIII. Private Side
Part Three Prologue: Berlin, October 26-November 4,
IX. Oral Roberts University X. Beyond the Tent XI. Mainstream XII. Private Side
Prologue: Tulsa and Palm Springs, February
XIII. Maelstrom XIV. Completing the Healing Vision XV. Tightening the Family
XVI. The Message XVII. The Man XVIII.
Epilogue Bibliographical Essay Notes Index