By Priscilla Pope-Levison

2015 Smith/Wynkoop publication Award awarded via the Wesleyan Theological Society

2014 selection remarkable educational Title

During the Progessive period, a interval of remarkable ingenuity, ladies evangelists equipped the outdated time faith with brick and mortar, uniforms and autos, clean converts and dedicated protégés. throughout the USA, entrepreneurial ladies based church buildings, denominations, non secular education faculties, rescue houses, rescue missions, and evangelistic businesses. formerly, those intrepid girls have long gone mostly disregarded, notwithstanding their collective but unchoreographed determination to construct associations within the provider of evangelism marked a seismic shift in American Christianity. 


In this ground-breaking learn, Priscilla Pope-Levison dusts off the unpublished letters, diaries, sermons, and yearbooks of those pioneers to percentage their own tribulations and public achievements. The influence is wonderful. With an uncanny eye for crucial info and a knack for ancient nuance, Pope-Levison breathes lifestyles into not only one or of those women—but dozen.

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