A light-hearted guide for the uninformed, the newly converted, and the forgetful!
With a sense of humor and a deep respect for the diverse expressions of Baptist faith and life, The Unofficial Baptist Handbook explores matters related to Scripture, to church life, and to Baptist identity. Author Lora-Ellen McKinney writes as one who has grown up in the Baptist church and loves it, with all of its quirks and charms. She answers:
• What makes a church Baptist? • How do you become a member of a Baptist church? • Who are some famous Baptists in history? • What contributions have Baptists made to American life? • How many kinds of Baptists are there anyway?
Perfect for those who are new to the Baptist traditionand educational and entertaining for those who aren't so new but still have much to remember and learn.
Lora-Ellen McKinney is the daughter of a third-generation Baptist minister and an expert in community health, social services, social justice, and education. She currently heads her own consulting firm in Seattle, WA. Her Kellogg National Fellowship Award provided her dispute resolution training through the Harvard Negotiation Project and Eastern Mennonite University's Conflict Analysis and Transformation program. McKinney received her MS and PhD from the University of Washington in Seattle, and a Master's degree in Public Administration from Harvard University.
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