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"If a man harbors any sort of fear, it percolates through all his thinking, damages his personality, makes him landlord to a ghost." -- Lloyd C. Douglas
Lloyd Cassel Douglas (August 27, 1877 - February 13, 1951) was an American minister and author.He was born in Columbia City, Indiana, spent part of his boyhood in Monroeville, Indiana, Wilmot, Indiana and Florence, Kentucky, where his father, Alexander Jackson Douglas, was pastor of the Hopeful Lutheran Church. He died in Los Angeles, California.

Douglas was one of the most popular American authors of his time, although he didn't write his first novel until he was 50.

He was the son of a minister, and after receiving the A.M. degree from Wittenberg College (Now Wittenberg University) in Springfield, Ohio, in 1903, he was ordained in the Lutheran ministry. He served in pastorates in North Manchester, Indiana, Lancaster, Ohio, and Washington, D.C.. From 1911 to 1915, he was director of religious work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The next six years, he was minister of The First Congregational Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan, from there moving to Akron, Ohio, and serving as the Sr. Minister of the First Congregational Church of Akron from 1920 - 1926 then to Los Angeles, California and finally to the St. James United Church at Montreal, Quebec, from which pulpit he retired to write. His biographer, Louis Sheaffer, comments, "he never stated publicly why he changed denominations."

His written works were of a moral, didactic, and distinctly religious tone. His first novel, Magnificent Obsession, published in 1929, was an immediate and sensational success. Critics held that his type of fiction was in the tradition of the great religious writings of an earlier generation, such as, Ben-Hur and Quo Vadis.

Douglas then wrote Forgive Us Our Trespasses; Precious Jeopardy; Green Light; White Banners; Disputed Passage; Invitation To Live; Doctor Hudson's Secret Journal; The Robe, and The Big Fisherman. The Robe sold more than 2 million copies, without any reprint edition. Douglas sold the motion picture rights to this story, though the film, starring Richard Burton, was not released until 1953, after Douglas's death.

His own unhappy experience of filming prompted Douglas, when he produced The Big Fisherman as the sequel to The Robe, to stipulate that The Big Fisherman would be his last novel, and that he would not permit it to be made into a motion picture, used over the radio, condensed or serialised. Eventually, The Big Fisherman was filmed in 1959, starring Howard Keel in one of his few non-singing screen roles as Peter.

His last book was the autobiographical Time To Remember which described his life up to his childhood and education for the ministry. He died before he was able to write the intended second volume but the task was completed in The Shape of Sunday by his daughters, Virginia Douglas Dawson and Betty Douglas Wilson.

Douglas is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.
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Total Books: 73
Green Light
2015 - Green Light (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781517181154
ISBN-10: 1517181151
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Doctor Hudson's Secret Journal
2014 - Doctor Hudson's Secret Journal (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781502475435
ISBN-10: 150247543X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Robe
2012 - The Robe (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781470812430
ISBN-10: 1470812436
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles

2009 - Disputed Passage [World Cultural Heritage Library] (Paperback)
2009 - Forgive Us Our Trespasses [World Cultural Heritage Library] (Paperback)
2009 - Magnificent Obsession [World Cultural Heritage Library] (Paperback)
The Big Fisherman
2009 - The Big Fisherman [World Cultural Heritage Library] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781438793696
ISBN-10: 1438793693

2009 - White Banners [World Cultural Heritage Library] (Paperback)
Wanted A Congregation
2009 - Wanted a Congregation (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781103045327
ISBN-10: 1103045326

Those Disturbing Miracles
2003 - Those Disturbing Miracles (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780766166349
ISBN-10: 0766166341

Dr Hudson's Secret Journal
1993 - Dr Hudson's Secret Journal [Large Print] (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781560547761
ISBN-10: 1560547766
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance

Brain Food
1987 - Brain Food (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780330300247
ISBN-10: 0330300245
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting

1986 - Robe (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780395402993
ISBN-10: 0395402999
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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Magnificent Obsess
1978 - Magnificent Obsess (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780671824440
ISBN-10: 0671824449

1975 - Big Fisherman [Cardinal Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780671800895
ISBN-10: 0671800892
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Invitation to Live
Invitation to Live (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780330023320
ISBN-10: 0330023322
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Robe Library Edition
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