The featured books this week are:
A Timeline of the Key Events in the Life of David Benedict (1779-1874), the Baptist Historian. Together with his Circular Letter “On Religious Revivals,” presented before the Warren Baptist Association on September 10, 1829. A booklet compiled by Terry Wolever
Baptist History Celebration, A Tercentenary Tribute to the Founding of the Philadelphia Baptist Association in 1707
Daniel and Abraham Marshall, Pioneer Baptist Evangelists to the South, by Dr. Thomas Ray
The Life, Ministry and Journals of Hezekiah Smith, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Haverhill, Massachusetts, 1765 to 1805 and Chaplain in the American Revolution 1775 to 1780, by John David Broome
Brief description of each book:
This booklet presents a detailed chronology by years of the important events that occurred in Benedict’s long and useful life, which are not generally known, including ministry matters, denominational and historical publications, family concerns, and other leading events. Glossy cover paperback, 34 pages. $6.
The Baptist History Celebration featured a wide array of participants from various Baptist affiliations. This meeting consisted of sessions dedicated to Baptist hymnody, Baptist profiles on historic figures and various aspects of Baptist history. 663 pages. Illustrated. Indexed. $33.
Thomas Ray has done a commendable work in bringing the lives of Daniel and Abraham Marshall back before the Christian public. Together with Shubal Stearns, Daniel Marshall founded the Sandy Creek Baptist Church in North Carolina, which had a direct bearing on the subsequent rapid growth of the Baptists in the Carolinas and Virginia. To Daniel Marshall also belongs the honor of establishing the first continuing Baptist church in Georgia at Kiokee in 1772. 330 pages, with illustrations and maps. Fully indexed. $28.50.
This work on Hezekiah Smith will prove to be an invaluable sourcebook for any research into colonial Baptist history, and especially the growth of Baptist principles in New England. 717 pages, with an extensive Index of Persons, Churches, and Subjects, all making the information contained in this work easily accessible to interested readers. Includes Illustrations, facsimile of sermons, and a map. $43.
For more information and to get your copy of each of these books, visit our website at PBPress.org or give us a call at 417.883.0342.