Religion: The Upper Room

Four years ago Dr. Grover Carlton Emmons, a mild-mannered Southern Methodist who had held pastorates in the West and Southwest, became secretary of Home Missions, Hospitals and General Work for his church's Board of Missions. Unsure what his general work was supposed to be, Dr. Emmons finally decided to publish a devotional periodical. He planned one. and found a name for it when he heard a Richmond minister mention "the Upper Room"* in a sermon.

Against the judgment of his superiors. Secretary Emmons had 100,000 copies of The Upper Room's first issue printed by the...

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