Item description for America's Bishop: The Life of Francis Asbury by Darius L. Salter & Dennis F. Kinlaw...
Overview An inspiring biography of Francis Asbury, the first bishop of the Methodist Church in America and one of the legendary circuit riders. His passion for God and lost souls took him through the American frontier on horseback, sharing the gospel with whomever he could find, including criminals, slaves, and the poor.
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Studio: Francis Asbury Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.34" Width: 6.38" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2003
Publisher Francis Asbury Press
ISBN 1928915396 ISBN13 9781928915393
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More About Darius L. Salter & Dennis F. Kinlaw
Darius Salter is currently devoting his time to writing and itinerate preaching. He is completing a biography of Methodist Bishop Matthew Simpson, the clergyman closest to Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War and who preached Lincoln's funeral. Salter is the author of seven books, including America's Bishop, the first comprehensive biography written on Francis Asbury. He also chairs the Board for New Fields Ministries, an inter-denominational missionary organization. Dr. Salter is a graduate of Kentucky Mountain Bible College, Asbury College, and Asbury Theological Seminary. He completed the Ph.D. at Drew University and taught seminary for 24 years. He pastored for 12 years, and has preached on 6 continents. Dr. Salter served as Executive Director of the Christian Holiness Association, an inter-denominational fellowship consisting of many denominations, colleges and universities, and mission organizations. He is an ordained Elder in the Church of the Nazarene. Kentucky Mountain Bible College named him its Alumnus of the Year in 2011.Darius is married to Brenda. They are the parents of four daughters, all who played four years of collegiate softball.
Darius L. Salter currently resides in Richardson Richardson.
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A Much Needed Addition May 22, 2007
America's Bishop is a much needed addition to historical biography. Francis Asbury single-handedly established the Methodist Church on American soil. His commitment to remain in the States rather than return to England during the Revolutionary War established him as Methodism's leader. Academic neglect of this legendary figure is unacceptable. Thanks to Darius Salter, that problem has been partially fixed.
Despite lifelong physical difficulties, Asbury maintained a strict regiment circuit riding, preaching, leadership development, and spiritual discipline. Without his commitment to the American mission, Methodism would be a minor sect or nonexistent on American soil. Francis Asbury is truly on of the most neglected heroes in American religious history.
America's Bishop reads like a cross between a biography and scholarly work. Dates, places, and people are recorded with attention to detail. The chapters are a combination of chronological movement and theological/personal development of Francis Asbury. It is not necessarily a smooth read because of the details, but it is certainly a worthwhile read.