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Soul Winners

David Clary

Warwick’s presents
David Clary

Soul Winners

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 7:30pm PDT

7812 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
Soul Winners
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$29.95+tax: One reserved seat and one copy of SOUL WINNERS, to be picked up at Warwick's the evening of the event

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On Wednesday, September 14th at 7:30pm Warwick's will host David Clary as he discusses and signs his new book, Soul Winners: The Ascent of America's Evangelical Entrepreneurs. David Clary is an award-winning author and a news editor at The San Diego Union-Tribune. His previous book, Gangsters to Governors: The New Bosses of Gambling in America, earned medals from the Independent Publisher Book Awards and the Next Generation Indie Book Awards in 2018. The book, published by Rutgers University Press, explores how and why states have encouraged and promoted the expansion of legalized gambling in America. Gangsters to Governors was cited five times in the U.S. Supreme Court's majority opinion that struck down the federal ban on sports gambling in May 2018. Before joining the Union-Tribune in 2002, he worked in a variety of editing and design roles at The Plain Dealer in Cleveland. Clary, a native of Central New York, is a graduate of Syracuse University with degrees in newspaper journalism and political science.

American evangelicals have always been innovators. They reimagined what a church could be, whether it was a humble tent in a rural field or a high-tech urban megachurch. They embraced new forms of media to spread their message to the masses. They thrived in a fiercely competitive religious marketplace. In Soul Winners, journalist David Clary argues that this entrepreneurial spirit has indelibly shaped evangelical ministries and their worldview. For generations, evangelical leaders have partnered with tycoons to pay for their churches, crusades, and campuses. In turn, evangelicals adopted the pro-business, anti-government values of their conservative benefactors. White evangelicals evolved into the Republican Party's most loyal voting bloc. The close relationship between business and evangelicals has produced the growth-oriented megachurches that dot the nation's landscape. Pastors such as Rick Warren used market research and management theory to create their "seeker-sensitive" churches. Televangelists and "prosperity gospel" preachers, most notably Joel Osteen, tell their audiences that faith will be rewarded in this world as well as in the kingdom to come. Clary's narrative approach brings to life colorful characters such as the ballplayer-turned-preacher Billy Sunday, who condemned the "godless social service nonsense" of liberal churches, and Billy Graham, who brought evangelicalism into the highest precincts of business and politics. Soul Winners offers a fresh, balanced perspective on evangelicals and the consequences of their enduring influence on American life.

Soul Winners: The Ascent of America's Evangelical Entrepreneurs By David Clary Cover Image
ISBN: 9781633887824
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Prometheus Books - September 15th, 2022