"God has given me a lifeboat and said. . .'Moody, save all you can.' " Dwight L. Moody could be called the Billy Graham of his generation. But a more appropriate nickname might be "father of the American evangelical movement," for without Moody, the reaching of souls worldwide would likely have occurred decades later. Moody's "lifeboat" set sail for Great Britain in 1873 on a modest evangelistic tour. Appealing to audiences with his heartwarming stories, Moody met with immense success and returned a national hero. From then on, the former shoe salesman from Massachusetts would not be silenced until he had realized "the evangelization of the world in this generation." His ministry, without elaborate theological embellishment, was simply to save souls-and to that end, his vessel was never ashore.