The Autobiography of Peter Cartwright: The Backwoods Preacher

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Peter Cartwright (1785-1872) without a formal education, equipped only with a Bible, hymnbook and a copy of the Methodist Discipline, the outspoken, hellfire-brimstone preacher covered circuits on horseback through Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois for over 50 years, preaching more than 15,000 sermons and baptizing over 12,000 converts. He became a member of the Illinois Legislature but lost to Abraham Lincoln in a race for Congress….

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Author: Evangelist Peter Cartwright 
Pages: 525 – Paperback

Peter Cartwright (1785-1872) without a formal education, equipped only with a Bible, hymnbook and a copy of the Methodist Discipline, the outspoken, hellfire-brimstone preacher covered circuits on horseback through Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois for over 50 years, preaching more than 15,000 sermons and baptizing over 12,000 converts. He became a member of the Illinois Legislature but lost to Abraham Lincoln in a race for Congress. He knew God and he understood men and issues. Many of his statements on the church, evangelism, slavery, cults and theology were profound and some were prophetic. He had an ever burning heart for souls that drove him on often incredible forces. He took on infidels, cultists, slaveowners, modernists, ruffians, heretics, tavern owners and Jesuits with equal fervour and boldness. (Taken from Foreword by Leigh Crockett).

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