They called Him Mister Moody Author:Richard K. Curtis Dwight Lyman Moody was a great American original who exerted an enormous influence on the tone of life of the United States and Great Britain in the second half of the last century. He belongs to the authentic line of American evangelists with Jonathan Edwards and Charles Grandison Finney as his predecessors. — Born in 1837, the son of a brick-l... more »ayer, Moody was but four when his father died leaving a widow with six children to care for. With little schooling, Moody showed no promise until he left for Boston in his teens and became a phenomenally successful shoe salesman. At this point all his varied talents took direction as he experienced a Christian conversion. Moving almost at once to Chicago, his organizing, teaching, and visiting in Christian service took so much of his time that he eventually made it his life's work.
Based on the original research and interviews with those who remember Moody, THEY CALLED HIM MISTER MOODY is the biography of a colorful and unconventional man whose unquestioned integrity, warm understanding, and native ability gave him an enormous influence and a permanent place in the history of his time.« less