• The Life Story of Lester Sumrall

  • By: Lester Sumrall
  • Narrated by: Steven Lambert
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (64 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Born to Betty and George Sumrall of New Orleans on February 15, 1913, Lester Frank Sumrall's cold-hearted brawler father considered him an "accident", telling him bluntly, "You weren't supposed to be here." Reared in the Deep South he showed early in life the resourcefulness and leadership attributes that comprised his remarkable 83-year life and 65-year ministry of the Gospel of Christ. 

At 16, he contracted tuberculosis in both lungs, and for six months lay in bed, daily waxing worse, until one somber day in the fall of 1930 the doctor informed his parents he would die within hours. That night, Lester saw a vision of an empty, open casket just his size waiting for him on one side of his bed and "the biggest Bible in the world" that stretched from the ceiling to the floor on the other. A voice warned, “You must choose.” He responded, “God, if the only way for me to live is to preach - I’ll preach.” When he awoke the next morning he was perfectly well! 

Three weeks later, Lester left his parents' home in Panama City, Florida, "with no training, no formal preparation, and no guidance from an older preacher", to begin the preaching ministry that would take him to more than 110 countries and lead him to write more than 130 books and study guides. For sheer entertainment, he was unrivaled, but his spiritual depth was manifest in the myriad miracles and supernatural works God operated through this faith-filled and faithful servant of God. 

This autobiographical look at his extraordinary life and ministry is by turns funny, poignant, and inspiring, chronicling his hilarious beginnings as a teenage pulpiteer to his final work as director of a massive global food outreach to starving children. 

Dr. Lester Sumrall went home to be with the Lord on April 28, 1996, having labored tirelessly to the last toward his goal of reaching a million people for Christ and leaving behind a legacy and ministry that continues to reach forward with the gospel to millions around the world.

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Obey the voice of the Lord

This is one of the best books I have ever read about a man of God who obeyed God’s voice until the very end.

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  • 10-22-19

Great

One of the best books I’ve ever read (heard)
Lester Sumrall was one of God’s great men.
I was once in a church where he came to preach
back in the mid 1980’s. Great service it was.

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obedience to God

loved the book very inspiring a true man of faith who listens to the voice of God and obeyed
I would recommend this book to anybody

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Amazing things recorded that God did!

Want to know God better? Read this book and you will! If you think you know what God will or won't do? This book may shatter that view. God went to great lengths to reach Lester. By the end of the book it is clear God did it because he knew Lester was a man he could trust. This book is a key to life for everyone.

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Amazing testimonies!!!

This book and life is filled with such amazing testimonies, and great wisdom within!!! Thank you for having this accessible on here!

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Terrific

Praise god this is very inspiring. It’s helping me live in obedience and serve god.

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even my kids loved this!

I loved the narrator. this is a great book every Christian should listen to this!

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Wonderful Book, Excellent Narrator.

I Thank God for this Ministry.
My life was saved because of the Sumrall Ministry.

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Enjoyable read for Christians and NON-Christians . -

The life of Lester Summrall is captivating to listen to. He lived a life orchestrated by God and his story brought me to a closer relationship with my Lord.

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faith strengthened

after listening to this awesome book oh, my faith is strengthened thank you Jesus !

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  • 09-07-21

Amazed. Truly awe inspiring.

Just incredible to listen to this. I had no idea. Got some catching up to do 🙂