"Edith L. Blumhofer is to be congratulated for her detailed, scholarly study…. Aimee McPherson is an important figure in the history of North American religion and merits attention as a woman who had a major effect on our culture. Yet she has received only modest attention and nothing to match this work, distinguished as it is by a searching and comprehensive scholarship, a rare biography that exists neither to praise nor to bury its subject." American Historical Review
"Blumhofer has written the most complete and well-grounded biography of McPherson to date….
In Blumhofer, Sister has found a scholar who has done her justice…. Blumhofer has set an admirable standard for all that would follow." Fides et Historia
"This book is narrative history at its best, and it should appeal to both scholarly and popular audiences." International Bulletin of Missionary Research
"The book is readable and provides an excellent introduction to this unique individual." Provident Book Finder
"American survey instructors should consider the book as a way to introduce students to a strong female religious leader; researchers in the field will be impressed by Blumhofer's excellent bibliographical essay." The Journal of American History
"In this engaging, well-researched, and sensitive biography, Edith Blumhofer has succeeded not only in producing a definitive work on her subject but also in opening up new ways of thinking about the popular culture of twentieth-century American Protestantism." The Journal of Southern History