48 thoughts on “Free Kindle Download of Apparent Danger, the Story of J. Frank Norris!”

        1. I’m often here, but don’t comment that much anymore (here, that is, not at the forum).

    1. One of the mentors of John R. Rice and an inspiration to an entire generation of fundamentalist pastors in the way they preached and ran their churches.

      If you want to know what makes a man like Jack Hyles, study J. Frank Norris.

      1. If you read this book (and I have) you realize that Jack Hyles patterened his life and ministry almost identically after J. Frank Norris.
        One of the more interesting things is when FBC Ft. Worth burned and J. Frank Norris went and talked to the fellow arrested for doing it and supposedly led him to Christ. In FBC Hammond lore, Jack Hyles supposedly did the same thing! So similar is Hyles story with Norris that you wonder how much of JH’s life was scripted and produced.
        It is a facinating read!

        1. UPDATE: Cloud Reader will run on Firefox in Ubuntu/Linux Mint. I’ve got the book open in it now. And apparently there *is* a download for later function.

  1. Praise Gid-hey
    only one problem-hey
    it makes use of the debbil’s new technology-hey
    we don’t need none of that around here-hey
    i said a book should be a book-hey
    but everybody should read about this hero of the faith-hey

    Somebody say “amen” πŸ˜›

    1. I do have to agree with one thing, a book SHOULD be a book and kindles ARE the devil’s playthings! πŸ‘Ώ Call me a fuddy-duddy, 😳 but there’s something about the simple ink&paper book that no newfangled electronic doodad can replace. So there. πŸ˜›

      1. Yebbut yebbut yebbut if I buy many more tree books then I’m going to have throw the furniture out of my house and just sit on piles of books instead πŸ˜‰

  2. This guy was a mentor to John R. Rice who Jack Hyles worshiped. Hyles even claims that Rice wrote the book of Hebrews so J. Frank Norris must have had some influence on Rice.

  3. There’s another book about Norris called “The Shooting Salvationist.” I haven’t gotten to read either, but when I read reviews of the other one, I thought, “This would make the ultimate American opera!”

    1. I could see Tommy Lee Jones in the part or if he wasn’t available, maybe Steve Martin. Don’t laugh, the prayer scene in Leap of Faith still makes me shiver and cry.

  4. For some very interesting info. on Norris’ (ahem) “continuing legacy,” see allaboutbaptists.com’s webpages on G. Beauchamp Vick and Truman Dollar. Temple Baptist in Detroit, Norris’ other church, was a hotbed of racism.

  5. Wow. I downloaded this book and just finished it. What a story! I live in Fort Worth…it really opened my eyes to some distant local history! Thanks for posting about this, Darrell. I have to agree with others drawing parallels between Hyles and Norris. It’s true.

  6. A great book! I read it last year. As someone already pointed out above, here’s the guy started the preacher family tree from hell. Norris begat Rice, who begat Hyles, who begat a medusa of precher/molesters. Evil begets evil, and here’s the seed.

  7. I’m about halfway through and truly loving it. I’ve always been fascinated by the Prohibition era and this is giving an excellent description of it. I’d recommend this to just about any history buff. πŸ™‚

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