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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 <i>World Tomorrow</i> Broadcast Begins Read »
Chapter 31: The <i>Plain Truth</i> 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 <i>Plain Truth</i> 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—<i>World Tomorrow</i> 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 »