This lively biography by historian Charles E. Hambrick-Stowe tells the story of Finney's remarkable life and offers fresh insights into the nature of evangelicalism and the nineteenth century American experience. By using the life of the great revivalist and educator, he constructs a window into the soul of American evangelicalism. Hambrick-Stowe shows in striking ways how Finney displayed the characteristics of that broader movement, many of wich continue to flourish in twentieth-century religious life. Based on a thorough reading of the Finney Papers, Finney's writings, contemporary sources, and modern historiography, this biography exhibits scholarly depth in a popular narrative that is meant to be read and enjoyed, as well as studied. A map of Finney's evangelistic travels, portraits, and other illustrations enhance the text. CHARLES E. HAMBRICK-STOWE is pastor of Church of the Apostle, United Church of Christ, in Lancaster, PA, and is adjunct professor of church history at Lancaster Theological Seminary.