Zarephath, N. J. Pillar of Fire, 1918. 1st printing. 40 pp. 7-3/8" x 4-7/8". Original publisher's printed grey paper covers, stapled. Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Some extremity wear. Age-toning to paper. Prior owner signature to top of t.p. A Very Good copy. Item #49511
Godbey "was one of the most significant evangelists in the early stages of the Wesleyan-holiness movement. He was born in Pulaski, Kentucky, and raised in the Methodist Church. In 1853, he was licensed by the Methodist Episcopal Church to preach and in 1868 attained full membership in the Kentucky Conference. Also, in 1868, he experienced entire sanctification, a doctrine he fervently espoused in his pastoral and evangelistic career. He also taught in public schools and assumed the presidency of Harmonia College in Perryville, Kentucky for a time. He was a prodigious author publishing more than 200 books and pamphlets on topics including doctrine, new religious movements, the Second Coming, and divine healing. He travelled extensively across the country and the world preaching the holiness message. He taught at God's Bible School in Cincinnati, Ohio and became known, in part, for his unconventional dress and personal lifestyle. He eventually returned to the Kentucky Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church and is buried in Perryville, Kentucky." [Wesleyan Church website]
Uncommon title from this prolific evangelist, at the time of cataloguing, we see no other offered in the trade.