Thursday, July 18, 2013

9 books I've added to my library

I've added the following to my bookshelves recently:

Communion: Is it open or closed? by Bobby L. Sparks, ISBN-13: 9780976127048
"Is the Lord’s Supper to be open to everyone who professes to be saved? Or is the Supper to be restricted only to the members of the church observing the ordinance?"

Domestic Slavery Considered as a Scriptural Institution by Richard Fuller, Francis Wayland, edited by Nathan A. Finn and Keith Harper, ISBN-13: 978-0881461077
"Though Wayland really does believe Fuller is misreading Scripture, and though Fuller really is convinced Wayland is ignoring Scripture, the two men are always cordial and dignified; they never paint the other as sub-Christian or impugn each other’s motives. These two esteemed antebellum Baptists remind us that it is possible to debate even the most controversial issues in a Christ-like manner."

Elder John Gorton and the Six Principle Baptist Church of East Greenwich, Rhode Island by Cherry Fletcher Bamberg, ISBN-13: 978-0960414444
Genealogical and historical about John Gorton and members of the Six Principle Baptist Church of East Greenwich, Rhode Island, including church minutes

Gospel Tracks through Texas: The Mission of Chapel Car Good Will by Wilma Rugh Taylor, ISBN-13: 978-1585444342
"In 1895 a different kind of railroad car rolled into Texas, bringing the “good news” of the evangelical Gospel to transient railroad workers and far-flung communities alike."

Rethinkin' Our Thinkin': Thoughts on Sacred Harp "Myths' by R. L. Vaughn, ISBN-13: 978-0578122403
This book reviews "the standard view of Sacred Harp history and reasons why it should be corrected and updated."

The Doctrine of the Church: a Baptist View by John F. Thornbury, ISBN-13: 978-1561865147
"This book is somewhat polemical, since one of its primary objectives is to refute a theory of the church which is now over one hundred years old. We refer to the view of Landmark Baptists that the church of the New Testament always is a literal, physical assembly of Christians. In this book we will examine this niew particularly as it was advocated by its original exponents: J.R. Graves, J.B. Thomas, and B.H. Carroll."

The Rural South Since World War II by R. Douglas Hurt, ISBN-13: 978-0807122891
"Recent histories of the South neglect the rural South after World War II ans tress the urban, industrial Sunbelt South, which in many ways is like the rest of the country. This slim volume...aspires to correct this oversight..."

The Septuagint with Apocrypha: Greek and English by Lancelot Charles Lee Brenton, ISBN-13: 978-0913573440
"This edition of The Septuagint with Apocrypha gives the complete Greek text along with a parallel English translation by Brenton."

Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death: The Civil War Manuscript Collection of Captain Harvey Alexander Wallace, 5th South Carolina Infantry and 19th Texas Infantry, Walker's Texas Division by Stephen Skelton, ISBN-13: 978-0788431340
"The Captain Harvey Alexander Wallace Civil War manuscript collection is a virtual window in time that allows the reader to step through and share the lives of a Confederate soldier, his family, and extended family through the course of the entire war."

What are you reading? Have any recommendations?

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