4 Books that Will Help us Indwell our Baptist Story

1. Baptists Through the Centuries: A History of a Global People by David Bebbington (Baylor, 2010) – a one volume history that tells the story and examines our positions onr race, women, the social gospel, religious liberty, foreign mission, church and sacraments, global spread and identity

2. The English Baptists in the 20th Century by Ian Randall (Baptist Historical Society, 2005) – this is an excellent example of good story-telling: readable, informative, and reflective

3. Recycling the Past or Researching History? edited by Philip E. Thompson and Anthony R. Cross (Paternoster, 2005) – this is brilliant set of essays that challenge various baptists myths about the priesthood of believers, independence, salvation, spirituality, sacramentalism, women, and more …

4. Baptist Roots edited by James W. McClendon, Curtis W. Freeman and C. Rosalee Velloso (Judson, 1999) – this is a reader, a selection of excerpts from some baptist historical figures …

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