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Autobiography of Herbert W. Armstrong

Herbert W. Armstrong (1892-1986) was one of the most prominent religious leaders of the 20th century, watched, read and followed by millions worldwide. He founded the Plain Truth magazine, the World Tomorrow television program, Ambassador College and the Ambassador International Cultural Foundation. He served as pastor general of the Worldwide Church of God, and visited heads of state and addressed large audiences globally as an unofficial ambassador of world peace.

Table of Contents

Introduction Read
Chapter 1: Boyhood Read
Chapter 2: Learning Important Lessons Read
Chapter 3: Learning to Write Effective Advertisements Read
Chapter 4: ‘Idea Man’ for a National Magazine Read
Chapter 5: Pioneering in Public Opinion Polls Read
Chapter 6: Discovering Rules of Success Read
Chapter 7: How to Put Resourcefulness Into Practice Read
Chapter 8: Becoming a Publishers’ Representative Read
Chapter 9: How I Met My Wife Read
Chapter 10: Marriage Plans Complicated by War Read
Chapter 11: Our First Child Read
Chapter 12: Depression Strikes! Read
Chapter 13: Business Disintegrates Read
Chapter 14: College Competition and ‘Oregon or Bust’ Read
Chapter 15: Launching a New Business Read
Chapter 16: Researching the Bible and Darwin Read
Chapter 17: At the Crossroads—a Momentous Decision Read
Chapter 18: Learning Whether God Answers Prayers Read
Chapter 19: Trying to Convert Relatives Read
Chapter 20: The First Sermon Read
Chapter 21: The ‘Million-Dollar’ Clay Business Read
Chapter 22: Astounding Answers to Prayer Read
Chapter 23: Prelude to Ministry Read
Chapter 24: Ordained to Christ’s Ministry Read
Chapter 25: Evangelistic Campaigns in Full Swing Read
Chapter 26: Caught in Newspaper Business Trap Read
Chapter 27: Stuck in Astoria Read
Chapter 28: Back Into the Ministry Read
Chapter 29: The Real Beginning of Present Work Read
Chapter 30: The World Tomorrow Broadcast Begins Read
Chapter 31: The Plain Truth Is Published Read
Chapter 32: Campaign Gets Under Way—Despite Opposition Read
Chapter 33: Early Evangelistic Campaigns—the Trials and Tests Read
Chapter 34: Steady Growth of Work at Eugene Read
Chapter 35: Uphill All the Way Read
Chapter 36: Broadcast Work Expands Read
Chapter 37: A Costly Lesson Pays Off! Read
Chapter 38: Work Grows—Despite Hardships and Persecution Read
Chapter 39: The Plain Truth Revived! Read
Chapter 40: First Vision of Worldwide Work Read
Chapter 41: Impact on Pacific Northwest Read
Chapter 42: On the Air in Los Angeles Read
Chapter 43: Impact of Daily Radio! Read
Chapter 44: Work Leaps Ahead—World Tomorrow Heard Nationwide Read
Chapter 45: More Opposition—More Growth Read
Chapter 46: A Talk to San Antonio Businessmen Read
Chapter 47: Severe Financial Crisis Read
Chapter 48: Historic San Francisco Conference—the United Nations Is Born Read
Chapter 49: World War II Ends—Atomic Age Begins Read
Chapter 50: A Momentous Year Read
Chapter 51: Planning a New-Type College—in U.S. and Europe! Read
Chapter 52: Our First Trip Abroad Read
Chapter 53: Impressions of Switzerland and France Read
Chapter 54: Mid-Atlantic Hurricane! Read
Chapter 55: Strategy to Gain Possession—Birth Pangs of the College Read
Chapter 56: A Supreme Crisis! Now Forced to ‘Fold Up’? Read
Chapter 57: Surviving the First Year of Ambassador College Read
Chapter 58: Ambassador Begins to Grow! Read
Chapter 59: First ‘Fruits’ of Right Education Read
Chapter 60: A Giant Leap to Europe Read
Chapter 61: Our First Experience With Television Read
Chapter 62: The Crossroads—TV or Radio? Read
Chapter 63: First Evangelistic Campaign in British Isles Read
Chapter 64: First Middle East Tour Read
Chapter 65: The Holy Land Read
Chapter 66: At Last!—Jerusalem Read
Chapter 67: Touring Europe by Car Read
Chapter 68: Purchasing Ambassador Hall Read
Chapter 69: Ambassador College Expands Read
Chapter 70: Tragedy Strikes Richard D. Armstrong Read
Chapter 71: 25th Anniversary Read
Chapter 72: Providential Acquisition of English Campus Read
Afterword Read