In late December of 1968, five years later, Gene brought a message to college students gathered in an auditorium at U.C.L.A. The audio tape of that message came to be known as “The U.C.L.A. tape.” It became the most listened to tape of “The Jesus Movement.”
In March, 1969 Gene was invited to Santa Barbara, California by a group of students at the University of California at Santa Barbara. They met in the little village of Isla Vista which adjoined the UCSB campus.
“There was nothing I ever did until that time that is worthy of being classified as ministry. The books I had penned as a youth, the city-wide campaigns – all of these – were really of little or no eternal value.”
Beyond that, Gene is an author of some thirty books. His books can be found in virtually every Christian bookstore in the English-speaking world. To order Gene’s books, go to SeedSowers Publishing House. ” Just recently a poll was taken of bookstore managers. The bookstore managers were asked: “What books written in the twentieth century do you think are timeless? Which ones do you believe will still be on bookstore shelves 100 years from now? Still in print? Still popular?”
This was the response: Only three books consistently made that list. They were: “My Utmost for His Highest” by Oswald Chambers, “Mere Christianity” by C.S. Lewis, and “The Divine Romance” by Gene Edwards.