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1911 A MAN WITH A MESSAGE. EDWIN S. STUCKER PREACHER AND LECTURER Figure HOME ADDRESS Ottawa, Kansas MIDLAND LYCEUM BUREAU Des Moines, Iowa A keen brain and a loving heart. Open Letters to Committeemen FROM CLINTON O. HOWARD Lecturer All I can say is, if you want a Bible man, a consecrated Christian man, a deep, clear thinking man, called to his work; ready for service, good in voice and vigor, winning in character and personality, one who wins with the people, Rev. Edwin S. Stucker is that man. I have heard only good of him. He can teach, he can preach, and he can lecture—a trinity of achievement in one man. —Clinton O. Howard FROM DR. L. G. HERBERT Lecturer I have heard the Rev. Edwin S. Stucker in morning Bible lectures before Chautauqua audiences, and he is great. His work is scholarly, devout and constructive. He is a man of fine appearance, his voice is musical, his diction is faultless, and his manner attractive. It is a pleasure to find such a man as Dr. Stucker. I commend him as an almost perfect Chautauqua Bible lecturer. And he is no ordinary man when it comes to a popular lecture either. —L. G. Herbert FROM JUDGE C. A. SMART President Ottawa, Kansas, Chautauqua The Ottawa Chautauqua secured the services of Rev. Edwin S. Stucker, of this city, to deliver one of his popular lectures and to take charge of the Bible hour. For the past five years the interest in this particular hour had been on the decline, although the management had endeavored to secure the ablest talent available. The interest manifested in this hour this year was marvelous, and the universal expression of those who attended was Stucker is great. He seems to have wonderful ability in the interpretation of Bible thought. —C. A. Smart. Both Preacher and Lecturer Mr. E. S. Stucker is a man of versatile ability—an exceptionally strong preacher and lecturer, and a skillful evangelist. He is one of the men who makes good whereever you put him. Many men who are good preachers are poor lecturers, and many good lecturers are poor preachers, but Stucker is both and more—he is a man among men.—Dr. A. W. Lamar, Lecturer. A Popular Lecture on a Hot Night Dr. E. S. Stucker followed with one of his witty, inimitable and unreportable popular addresses on First Things First. It was an achievement to interest and enthuse the weary and overheated audience. Stucker was like a refreshing breath from the ocean.—Kansas City Clipping. The man for the job.—Dr. W. H. Giestweit, San Diego, Calif. His sermons are direct as rays of light from the sun, finding their way to the center of the soul.—Melrose Park Advocate. Rare gifts in analysis, word painting, and teaching powers; a welcome helper in the numerous Institutes and Summer Conferences that are fortunate enough to secure his services.—Dr. Henry C. Mabie, Northfield. I had the privilege of listening to a series of Chautauqua addresses by Dr. Stucker and was greatly impressed by their fine spirit, the intellectual stimulus they afforded, and the simple, popular way in which profound truths were presented.—Professor Edward I. Bosworth, Oberlin. A teacher of deep spiritual insight, whose clear utterances and chaste language have charmed, while the pungent and convincing truths have done their work. Versatile, eloquent, scholarly and sweet spirited, he has won our hearts more fully for the Christ he loves and serves.—Battle Creek, Mich., Committee. Versatile, scholarly, eloquent, and sweet spirited. A Statement from the Management Edwin S. Stucker has not sought this work, it has sought him. Already a dozen Chautauquas have had him for from one week to ten days of daily lectures, and have discovered his worth for Sunday sermons and popular lectures, and as a well prepared lecturer on his chosen theme—The Bible and Christianity. Several Chautauquas have already had from two to four full sessions (of ten days each) of his services. This circular is prepared because a Bureau has sought an engagement, and demands that a few of the many letters, and other high commendations, be committed to print. Committees may write direct to Mr. Stucker, or to us, but he must be kept busy delivering these vital messages. —THE MANAGEMENT. Purely Personal DR. FRANK W. GUNSAULUS, Chicago. I congratulate you on the work I heard you do at the Chautauqua and at the Academy. DR. ROBERT S. Mac ARTHUR, New York. I am so glad you are to give more time to the field work. You are quite at liberty to refer to me. It will give me the utmost pleasure to do anything in your interest. DEAN SHAILER MATHEWS, University of Chicago, I have heard such good reports of your lectures. Any Chautauqua that engages you will be helped as well as interested. PRESIDENT LINCOLN HULLEY, DeLand, Fla. I heard you at the Mt. Vernon Chautauqua. I shall recommend you as I go about in my travels. MR. MARION LAWRENCE, Internat'l S. S. Secy, Chicago. You may be sure I shall throw anything your way I can, for I know something of your value as a Bible teacher, having heard you many times. DR. SOL C. DICKEY, Winona Lake, Ind. I have always counted you one of our best men at Winona. Your Twenty-third Psalm (Sunday sermon) is with me for life. MR. S. M. HOLLIDAY, Midland Bureau, Des Moines. I have heard nothing but the highest commendations, both of your Bible and your popular lectures. Chautauqua Comment IOWA FALLS CHAUTAUQUA (Second Year—full session) Orator, lecturer, preacher, pastor and evangelist of national reputation. BLOOMINGTON, ILL., CHAUTAUQUA (Second Year—full session) Dr. Stucker is a remarkable man. Those who heard him once never failed to hear him again. WINONA LAKE, IND., CHAUTAUQUA (Three Weeks) Rev. Edwin S. Stucker is one of the leading evangelists. He is a great preacher and teacher, and will come to us with a special blessing. MT. VERNON, OHIO, CHAUTAUQUA (Four Years—full session) Dr. Stucker has made good in every particular. No better man can be engaged for this (Bible) work. He is a great favorite with all, and the large number attending his lectures has been a great testimony to the uplift received. OTTAWA, KS., CHAUTAUQUA (His Boyhood Home) Rev. Edwin S. Stucker, of this city, has been one of the leading attractions for many of the Chautauqua assemblies of the country. His lectures here were of a very high character. The attendance at his Bible hours was better than ever before known at our assembly.—Editorial. I have known Edwin S. Stucker, both east and west, for fifteen years. I have heard him preach all sorts of sermons, except poor ones, give Bible lectures, and popular lectures. I have been in his home and have spent many hours in his study where I could observe his mental methods and processes. He is one of the very best interpreters of Christianity. He has the rare power of ministering to the spiritual life without offending the intelligence of the well informed. As a pastor he introduces both system and spirituality in the work of the church; as a preacher he is both expository and evangelistic. He is an easy speaker, who has absolute self command, whose every movement is graceful, and whose every utterance is pleasing. He never descends to the morally commonplace. To hear him is to be lifted into a finer, purer atmosphere. To follow a series of his lectures is equal to a course of study in the fine art of gracious, winsome living. His popular lectures bring laughter, but they also bring right and helpful attitudes toward life. In his lectures on Christianity his telescopic interpretation of the great truths of the Bible give his hearers the secret of earnest, effective manhood. Whatever his theme, he brings to it the insight of the student and teacher, and the temper and fire of the orator. He compels the people to listen, and makes them think and act. The finest tribute ever paid Mr. Stucker is the high esteem in which he is held by the citizens of Ottawa, Kansas, who have known him throughout his life. Nowhere is he a more welcome speaker than in the pulpits and on the Chautauqua platform of the town of his boyhood days, where, to be near his aged parents, he is now making his home.—Dr. Homer T. Vosburgh, Oakland, Calif. He is one of the men who makes good wherever you put him. EDWIN S. STUCKER CHAUTAUQUA AND LYCEUM LECTURES BIBLE LECTURES AND BIBLE CONFERENCES Mr. Stucker accepts numerous engagements for single lectures, and for a week or more at the same Chautauqua, with Sunday sermons, popular lectures, and daily Bible lectures. He also addresses colleges and seminaries, Y. M. C. A. and Sunday School conventions, and frequently, in the winter months, conducts evangelistic services. He prefers to stay at least a week in the same Chautauqua, thus making a more distinct impression upon the Chautauqua family, and contributing more toward the realization of the Chautauqua ideal. He occasionally accepts engagements also as Plattorm Manager. SAMPLE SUBJECTS BIBLE LECTURES Does God Care? Does it Pay to Pray? Was Calvary Necessary? Who was Jesus Christ? How Can a Man Know God? The Eternal Life. The Religion of Jesus. The Kingdom of God. The Mission of the Church. The Best Book in the World. My Visit to Calvary. POPULAR LECTURES My Mediterranean Trip. In the Land of the Pharoahs. On Horseback in the Holy Land. Jerusalem Past and Present. First Things First. How to be Happy. Funny Facts and Funnier Folks. Reminiscences of a Preacher's Life. Mind, Matter and Miracles. Thirty-eight Nights on an Ocean Steamer. The City in American Life. A man with a message. Strong, clear, direct, terse, spiritual. Scholarly, refined, earnest. A speaker of great power, mighty in the Scriptures, and an effective expository preacher. Few men can make the Bible live as can Stucker; you think it is some story just come to print. Mr. Stucker has few equals, and no superiors, as a preacher, lecturer, evangelist and Bible teacher. His sermons are clear, logical, scriptural, deeply spiritual, convincing. Dr. Stucker will long be remembered, not only for his preaching and teaching, which have been so uniformly praised, but also for his pleasing personality. We found him a true helper, and cannot commend him too highly. His gentleness of spirit, and manly earnestness won for him a wide hearing among people of every shade of religious opinion. I learn you are to have Mr. Stucker. You may prepare yourself for a feast of good things. He is one of the foremost, if not the foremost, Bible r eader in the country today.Safe, sound, able leader, especially strong in the interpretation and exposition of the Scriptures. Well may Mr. Stucker depart feeling he has won the love of all. Here a year ago; a strong speaker. You are to be congratulated on securing his services.— From Letters and Clippings. As a Civil Engineer, Student, Traveler, Missionary Secretary, Teacher, Pastor and Evangelist he has had a large and valuable experience. He knows men, he knows truth, and he loves both. HE CAN TEACH, HE CAN PREACH, AND HE CAN LECTURE. HE IS ALWAYS BUSY.
|Title||Edwin S. Stucker: preacher and lecturer|
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|Personal Name Subject||Stucker, Edwin S.|
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