Today we are reviewing the essay, "Hidden Treasure, Common Vessel: The Story of John Munro" by Wayne R. Brandow, from our latest book - God's Glory in Baptist History: A Memorial Volume for Terry Wolever, edited by Michael A. G. Haykin.
A quote from the essay, ". . . Elder John Munro [1759-1804] was [a] relatively unknown minister. Though known and appreciated by those he served, the memory of his labors was hidden in a book and forgotten by subsequent generations. He represents most ministers who quietly and faithfully labor in the part of the vineyard that God calls them to, who bloom as Thomas Gray poetically expressed, “A flower . . . born to blush unseen . . . its sweetness on the desert air.” John Munro was a choice servant of God."
For more information and to purchase your copy of God's Glory in Baptist History, visit our website at PBPress.org or give us a call at 417-883-0342. The book is $26, 300 pages, illustrated and indexed. The book referred to in the quote above is the Church Record Book of the Second Baptist Church of Galway, 1789-1808. A page from the Record Book is above.