Saints and Sinners; Walker Railey, Jimmy Swaggart, Madalyn Murray O'hair, Anton LaVey, ...

Saints and Sinners; Walker Railey, Jimmy Swaggart, Madalyn Murray O'hair, Anton LaVey, ...

by Lawrence Wright

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ISBN-13: 9780679761631
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/28/1995
Edition description: Reprinted Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 879,809
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Lawrence Wright is a staff writer for the New Yorker and the author of nine books of nonfiction, including In the New World, Remembering Satan, The Looming Tower, Going Clear, and Thirteen Days in September, and one novel, God’s Favorite. His books have received many prizes and honors, including a Pulitzer Prize for The Looming Tower. He is also a playwright and screenwriter. He and his wife are longtime residents of Austin, Texas.


Austin, Texas

Date of Birth:

August 2, 1947

Place of Birth:

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


B.A., Tulane University, 1969; M.A. (Applied Linguistics), American University in Cairo, 1971

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"Trenchant, fair-minded, gracefully written....Wright brings his subjects into sharp focus with plenty of perceptive details."

— Cleveland Plain Dealer

"A very American struggle....[Wright] memorably articulates his battle...between doubt and belief." — Newsweek

"An entertaining, and insightful account...vivid...beautifully rendered stories."

— Chicago Tribune

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Saints and Sinners; Walker Railey, Jimmy Swaggart, Madalyn Murray O'hair, Anton LaVey, ... 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Joshua Patterson More than 1 year ago
Though this book may take a more secular approach in its view of these vibrant and flamboiant personalities, I'd hardly say the crime boss that was brother Jimmy would qualify as a fit teacher of the Gospel of Christ.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book years ago, and personally, of all the featured people, I'd rather hang out with Anton Lavay than any of the others. He atleast knew what he was and did not try to convince people he was any great saint.
wittmaster More than 1 year ago
I dont have to say alot for a Christian to understand! Jimmy Swaggart is A Man Of God! The Holy Spirit works through Bro. Swaggart and anyone who will look on his website or turn on sonlife broadcasting you will see how the Holy Spirit works! Bro. Swaggart isnt perfect just like any other human in this world. So I can say to the writer and to anyone who disagrees with me: anyone has went you life saved or unsaved cast the first stone! Dont waste you time reading this to see what Bro. Swaggart went through in a tough time when evil spirits was opressing this man with all they had! Because like always Jesus gets the Victory!