Ernest C. Reisinger, builder, pastor and author, has been described as an ‘unsung hero of the twentieth century renaissance in Reformed theology’. This new biography will open a window into the life and character of a remarkable man.
Readers with an interest in the development of American evangelical Christianity in the twentieth century will find this work a valuable source. A thrilling note pervading the entire narrative is that God alone is glorified in salvation.
Reisinger’s early life, his conversion, war service in the U.S. Navy, business success and call to the pastoral ministry are all described. But here too is the more intimate story of his family life, with its joys and sorrows, and the astonishing influence of his book distribution efforts.
The climax of the story is the role Reisinger has played in helping to call the Southern Baptist Convention, America’s largest Protestant denomination, back to its historical roots.
This book is the record of the outworking of the grace of God in one whose self-description has long been, ‘Not a profitable servant, but a pardoned sinner.’
Table of Contents:
|2.||The Reisinger Family||7|
|5.||Changes in the Family||33|
|6.||Expansion in the Business World||37|
|7.||Origins of Grace Baptist Church, Carlisle||51|
|8.||New Discoveries in Grace||60|
|10.||Victorious Christian Living||86|
|11.||Prayer, Evangelism and Books||95|
|12.||The Last Decade at Carlisle||108|
|13.||Westminster Theological Seminary||119|
|14.||Ordination in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania||132|
|16.||A One-Time Prodigal Son||155|
|18.||Life Begins in Florida||178|
|19.||Reformation in North Pompano||189|
|20.||James Pettigru Boyce||198|
|21.||The Influence of the Boyce Project||207|
|22.||The Founders’ Movement||217|
|23.||Ernest C. Reisinger: Author||227|
|24.||Still in the Land of the Dying||242|
|25.||Index of Authors and Titles||257|
‘One looks back in awe at his remarkable activity. From it have come missionaries, gospel ministers and strong pillars in numerous churches – all of whom have had in their hearts a fire of zeal for Christ ignited by his personal attention and ministry.’ — WALTER J. CHANTRY
‘Ernie Reisinger has been a mentor, friend and great encourager to me in the ministry. I thank the Lord for his influence in my life.’ — TOM ASCOL