Autobiography of Peter Cartwright: The Backwoods Preacher
Author: Peter Cartwright
Forward: Leigh Crockett
Pages: 525, Paperback
Without a formal education, equipped with only 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 thousand sermons and personally baptizing over 12,000 converts.
He became a member of the Illinois legislature but lost to Abraham Lincoln in a race for congress. He founded Illinois Wesleyan University.
He knew God and her 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 against incredible forces. He took on infidels, cultists, slave-owners, modernists, ruffians, Indians, heretics, tavern owners and Jesuits with equal fervor and boldness. If he couldn't convert someone through his preaching, he'd try to bring them around with his cunning or fists....