Elmer L. Towns
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Elmer L. Towns

Dr. Elmer Towns is a college and seminary professor, an author of popular and scholarly works (the editor of two encyclopedias), a popular seminar lecturer, and dedicated worker in Sunday school, and has developed over 20 resource packets for leadership education. He began teaching at Midwest Bible College, St. Louis, Missouri, for three years and was not satisfied with his textbooks so he began writing his own (he has published over 100 books listed in the Library of Congress, 7 listed in the Christian Booksellers Best Selling List; several becoming accepted as college textbooks. He is also the 1995 recipient of the coveted Gold Medallion Award awarded by the Christian Booksellers Association for writing the Book of the Year, i.e., The Names of the Holy Spirit.

He was President of Winnipeg Bible College for five years, leading it to receive American Accreditation and Provincial authority to offer degrees (1960-1965). He taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, in greater Chicago, Illinois, in the field of Religious Education and Evangelism (1965-1971).

He is co-founder of Liberty University, with Jerry Falwell, in 1971, and was the only full-time teacher in the first year of Liberty's existence. Today, the University has over 11,400 students on campus with 39,000 in the Distance Learning Program (now Liberty University Online), and he is the Dean of the School of Religion.

Dr. Towns has given theological lectures and taught intensive seminars at over 50 theological seminaries in America and abroad. He holds visiting professorship rank in five seminaries. He has written over 2,000 reference and/or popular articles and received six honorary doctoral degrees. Four doctoral dissertations have analyzed his contribution to religious education and evangelism.

His personal education includes a B.S. from Northwestern College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a M.A. from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary also in Dallas, a MRE from Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois, and a D.Min. from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.

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Best Sellers

    • Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough

    • A Guide to Nine Biblical Fasts
    • By: Elmer Towns
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Most believers know about fasting, but few of us really understand the wonderful benefits that come when we fast with purpose and direction....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Power resource, moves to intentional discipline!

    • By tamekia on 09-09-18

    Regular price: $18.89

    • Praying for Your Children

    • The How to Pray Series
    • By: Elmer Towns, David Earley
    • Narrated by: Jim Ellis
    • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    God uses people to help others; can he use you? Can God use you to make a difference in the lives of your children? Listen to find out more....

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Praying Paul's Letters

    • Praying the Scriptures
    • By: Elmer Towns
    • Narrated by: Larry Wayne
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    You'll discover so much more about God's love and grace through Praying the Scriptures as you discover that prayer involves more than intellect....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • How God Answers Prayer

    • How to Pray
    • By: Elmer L. Towns
    • Narrated by: Jonathan R. Clauson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Prayer is a relationship with God. When you understand how God answers prayer, then you realize prayer is all about trusting your heavenly father....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Let's Pray Now.

    • By J. Monzo on 02-03-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Praying for Your Job - Prosperity, Fulfillment, Happiness

    • How to Pray Series
    • By: Elmer Towns, David Earley
    • Narrated by: Jim Ellis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    In these economically stressful and high-unemployment times, Praying for Your Job brings solutions to the reality of the circumstances....

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Knowing God Through Fasting

    • By: Elmer Towns
    • Narrated by: Peter D. Stover
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    Dr. Elmer Towns describes the spirit of fasting that leads to an intimate knowing of Jesus Christ....

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Praying the Proverbs

    • Praying the Scriptures (Destiny Images)
    • By: Elmer L. Towns
    • Narrated by: Paul Holbrook
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Praying the Proverbs takes writings of wisdom literature from the Bible, and turns them into personal prayers that edify believers with its wise sayings on character, integrity, and love....

    Regular price: $19.95

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