The Deacon of Dobbinsville

A Story Based on Actual Happenings

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Published: 1966
Language: English
Wordcount: 22,895 / 70 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.8
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 365
Added to site: 2006.04.26
mnybks.net#: 13487
Genres: Religion, Post-1930
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inclined to believe such stuff as that. I have been a member of Mount Olivet Church for twenty-seven years and I never heard such preaching as that. That must be some new religion that's goin' around. Talk about bein' saved from sin, why there's our dear old Brother Simms, who was our last pastor at Mount Olivet. He died last March and since then we ain't had no pastor--why I heard him say more'n once from the pulpit that folks can't be saved from sin till they get to heaven."

All this Jake said and a great deal more. He talked himself hoarse and used up all his choicest terms in extolling the name of Mount Olivet Church and all the pastors she had had since he had been a member. All his arguments were quietly and lovingly answered by the ministers, who read to him many passages of Scripture.

By this time the large elm cast a lengthy shadow eastward. The sun was well-nigh set, and it was evident to the ministers that they should have to prevail on their new acquaintance to lodge them overnight.<

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2007.09.25
peter webber
*****

Stirring story of evangelism verses establishment "sin-you-must" religion. Set in rural America of early 20th century.
Beautifully and simply told. This reviewer confesses tears shed.


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