Title of Book: ♥ ♥ ♥ The Sword of the Lord – The Roots of Fundamentalism in an American Family
Author: Andrew Himes
My favorite quotes from book:
>It was as though the spirit of the war had seeped into their very marrow. It suffused their dreams, conditioned their actions, warped their relationships, and redefined their notions of what it took to survive in a bleak and bitter world.
> John R. Rice displayed a dramatic, emotional, and personable pulpit style. He was an old-fashioned, pulpit-pounding, sin-condemning, story-telling, hymn-singing evangelist.
Year Published: April 14, 2011
Genres: Fundamentalism, American History, Christianity
Characters or people mentioned in book: Andrew Himes, John R. Rice, Billy Graham, Bob Jones Sr, & Jerry Falwell
“I was 13 years old when cracks began to appear in my world. It was 1963…I was rooted to my spot, crying uncontrollably, straining to see the black children through my tears, noting the terror in their dark eyes and how they held onto each other and how the boy shifted his body and held his hand up to ward off the missiles [sandwich bags full of urine] thrown at them. I had never been so conscious of my sinful nature, of my cowardliness, of my uselessness. I knew my silence made me as guilty in the sight of God as my classmates.” (from book The Sword of the Lord).