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Author: Harold Robbins
ISBN-13: 9780671416348
ISBN-10: 0671416340
Publication Date: 9/24/1982
Pages: 365
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Simon Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
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"Preacher" is a young man who preaches the word of God - and turns his self-chosen vocation into a multimillion-dollar business. Preacher is a man of his generation - and of our times. He has served in Vietnam and survived the kaleidoscopic world of California in the 60's. He has the virile good looks, the charisma, the personal power of a born leader of men - and women - but he has something more. For even while he is dealing in drugs to keep his little community alive or fighting other, more extreme, religious cults, or losing himself in sex with his admiring female acolytes, Preacher's faith in himself and in God is always a visible presence.
That faith is also a tangible asset when he is chosen by a Texas billionaire to spearheads a new campaign of religious revivalism that uses money, television and the best media and financial expertise money can buy to sell the word of God - and change the very nature of American politics and society.
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Spellbinder reveals the world of "Preacher"- a seductinve, glittering owrld of big time religious revivalism. From the foxholes of Vietnam to California communes, fromt he small town-churches of the Bible Belt to the sound stages of big business, Preacher becomes the new religious superstar: rich, powerful and -for a time-happy.

But the gift of grace burns on beneath the sexual passions and conflicts of his life as head of a vast new empire--and Preacher is forced to make a choice that brings this novel to it's stunning, wrenching climax.