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The Truth That Transformed MeThe Life of D. James Kennedy

The Truth That Transformed Me

The Life of D. James Kennedy

Mary Lou Davis
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D. James Kennedy is the author of Evangelism Explosion and the host of 'Truths that Transform' and 'The Coral Ridge Hour'

Jimmy Kennedy was a lonely Chicago kid from a difficult family background who rose, nevertheless, to be his High School Quarterback.

Moving to Florida, due to his father's health, he swapped the quarterback jersey for a tall hat to lead the High School band. Why? It meant he could get to college the only way he could afford - on a full music scholarship.

Then, to help pay his way through college, he ran a water-ski boat, played in a band and trained as a dance instructor.

I guess you could say that Jim was an overachiever!

Dancing, however, became his passion and he left College to pursue his dream of managing his own dance instruction business. Jim became a national dance champion at 22 years old and was earning a small fortune - about $300,000 a year in today's money.

But Jim's future was not in music and dance - but in the arms of a young lady called Anne, who suggested he really ought to go to church...

D. James Kennedy (1930-2007) is known throughout the world as the author of "Evangelism Explosion", & was the senior pastor of Coral Ridge Church in Fort Lauderdale (1960-2007) and as the presenter of "Truth's that Transform" and "The Coral Ridge Hour". His ministry has touched lives around the world - now let his story touch your heart and see Jim Kennedy as you have never seen him before.

Mary Lou Davis

About Mary Lou Davis

Mary Lou Davis, for many years a worker with Campus Crusade, now works with Campus Outreach, a student work of Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama.


  • Author: Mary Lou Davis
  • Release Date: November 2006
  • Pages: 272
  • Format: Large trade hardback
  • Dimensions: 216 x 138
  • ISBN: 9781845502065
  • Imprint: Christian Focus
  • Category: History & Biography > Biography > Biography & Autobiography
  • Series: Biography


More than anybody I know, Dr. D. James Kennedy epitomizes evangelism and the sovereignty of God in his ministry. His influence on me has been profound. This well-written biography provides a history, wonderful anecdotes and insights into one of America's most powerful Christian leaders of our generation.

R. T. Kendall, Previous minister of Westminster Chapel, London

"In this short biography, Davis presents presbyterian Church in America pastor D. James Kennedy as man of conviction, determined to overcome adversity and to excel. With warmth and humour, she successfully blends the highlights of his personal life and ministry.

Deborah Delk, Christan Retailing Magazine, USA
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