HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW
Book: Grider’s Reminiscences
Author: A. C. Grider
Publisher: A. C. Grider, 1979
Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable)
(1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing or profanity; 4=a lot of cursing or profanity; 5=obscenity and/or vulgarity)
Reading level: Probably of interest to ages 13 and up, but everyone will find it funny
Rating: ***** 5 stars (EXCELLENT)
Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker
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Grider, A. C. Grider’s Reminiscences (published in 1979 privately by A. C. Grider who was then living in Huntsville, AL). Adolphus Cornelius Grider (1912-1990) was a well known and colorful gospel preacher with churches of Christ in the mid to late twentieth century. Most of his located work was spent in the South, including Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama, although he held gospel meetings all over the country. He was especially recognized as a debater. I did not know him well, but he and his wife Hallie spent a few days in our home while he was preaching in a weekend gospel meeting with the Haynes St. church of Christ at Dayton, OH, when I was located there in the late 1980s. This book is an autobiography, of sorts. It does contain some autobiographical material about the life and work of Grider along with some radio sermons, but it is also filled with humorous incidents and stories that he often used in his preaching and in conversations around the dinner table. The book is delightful reading.