A new book by former executive director of the Brethren Missionary Herald Co., Terry White, is nearing release. Winona at 100: Third Wave Rising details the history of Winona Lake, Ind., the small midwestern resort town that has given birth to a number of Christian organizations. It is also home to the headquarters of a number of Grace Brethren organizations.
Steve Grill, dean of the School of Adult and Community Education at Grace College, a founding member of The Winona Lake Historical Society, and the only director of the Reneker Museum of Winona History, is also a contributor to the book.
The book is now available at bmhbooks.com at a pre-release price of $15.99. Once the book is available after June 1, the price will be $19.99.
Winona is currently in its third wave of development and popularity. In its first wave—beginning in 1881 and culminating in Spring Fountain Park and the religious Chautauqua programs that drew thousands for its rich offerings in the early 1900s. Then, after a period of decline, the town revived for its second-wave popularity as the home of the world’s largest Bible conference, the founding place of Youth for Christ, the launching pad for Billy Graham’s ministry, the home of baseball evangelist Billy Sunday and his songleader/publisher Homer Rodeheaver and much more.
Winona is once again a beehive of activity through Grace College and Seminary, MasterWorks cultural festivals, the emergence of the Village at Winona with its many shops, programs and world-class restaurants, and more.
Enjoy the history—and some little-known anecdotes—from two who have lived in, and loved, Winona Lake for many years. This centennial history celebrates the unique town that was incorporated on June 2, 1913, and has had worldwide impact.