From the preface: Every boy has the sweetest and best mother in the world. My mother is that woman. Sometimes it takes a boy a long while to awaken to his mother’s wonderful love. It did me. Never do I remember a time when I would not have fought had any one cast a single reflection upon my mother’s perfect Christian character. I thought in that way I manifested my love for her. What a sad mistake! She did not want me to fight for her — but to live for her. If I were to live for her I knew it meant I must be a Christian. The burden of my mother’s heart was to see me saved — accept Jesus Christ as my Personal Saviour. To deny her the greatest desire of her life was to prove my love for her was insincere. Christians, please pray that they will lead many lost souls to Jesus. The Table of Contents are as follows: Chapter 1 — THE CONVERSION OF A NEWSPAPER REPORTER Chapter 2 — ANOTHER MOTHER WHO PRAYED THROUGH Chapter 3 — THE CONVERSION OF A GAMBLER AND HIS MOTHER Chapter 4 — A MURDERER AND DOPE ADDICT WHO WAS SAVED Chapter 5 — IF I GET TO HEAVEN BEFORE YOU, MOTHER Chapter 6 — HE LEARNED TO PRAY AT HIS MOTHER’S GRAVE Chapter 7 — HOW GOD HAS USED MY CONSECRATED MUSICAL ORGAN Chapter 8 — THE TIME OF HER SON’S CONVERSION AND HER DEATH Chapter 9 — HOW I AM A BILLIONAIRE CHRISTIAN Chapter 10 — HOW REAL REPENTANCE GETS INTO THE FEET Chapter 11 — THE SERMON DID NOT SEND HIM TO HEAVEN Chapter 12 — SANCTIFICATION — HOW OBTAINED, LOST, RECOVERED About the author: The Reverend Clement H. Linn, known as "Hallelujah Jack," gave the credit to God in all things. "I was a newspaperman," he once recalled, "and I lay down the pen to take up the pulpit. And I was an actor, and I forsook the footlights to preach the Gospel. I came to Wisconsin because I did not want to go to China or Japan or Africa, and I bought an abandoned tobacco field on Highway 13, and asked God to wave a magic wand over it and make it the most beautiful camp meeting grounds in the world. I do not want to brag about myself, but I do want to boast of the Father in Heaven, because He answered my prayer." Bolstered by prayer, he built up his camp in Oregon so it included a large tabernacle, dormitory, and dining room, a print shop and children's tabernacle, cottages, and other buildings. He put in modern conveniences and landscaped the grounds. "We have planted more than 2,000 trees and shrubs," he once said. "So you see a tobacco field can be converted too." Under his leadership, the meeting place became famously interdenominational. Mr. Linn himself was an ordained minister in the Congregational church, while his wife is a Presbyterian, his mother and father Methodists, and one brother a Baptist. Special preachers, musicians, and singers from different parts of the country were highlighted on at the annual programs. In 1931, Mr. Linn took a seven month missionary journey around the world, visiting 25 countries, in an "independent and interdenominational" trip. Mrs. Linn carried on evangelistic work in this country. "Hallelujah Jack" told a frank story about his conversion. "I was editor of a newspaper in a town down on the Mississippi river in Arkansas, living under an assumed name because of some troubles I had on Broadway in New York when I was on the "It was just like a fellow getting over the tooth-ache. Once he had it and then it was gone. I had a new heart. I was so happy and light inside that I could have walked on eggs and not broken a single one." His getting religion was "simply wonderful," Mr. Linn continued. "The new fangled idea today is to stick up your little finger, sign on the dotted line, join the church over the telephone, send your picture to be baptized and hear the sermons over the radio. That was not my case. I felt the sins of my heart leave, and before I knew it I hollered out loud, 'Hallelujah!' I knew it wasn't cussin'. Honest, I did not want to cuss. 'Hallelujah' means 'Praise the Lord, or Glory to God!' Imagine a fellow like me saying that. I had been playing stud-poker all night just two days before, and now praising the Lord. Bless God, I was saved from a bottomless hell to a topless heaven."