A Capsule History of Baptists by Bruce T. Gourley is a freedom-centric narrative of the 400 year-old Baptist story. Suitable for small groups and supplementary classroom reading, this 128-page volume grabs the reader from the first sentence.
“This is the best brief, up-to-date introduction to Baptist history available. It deserves wide usage in local Baptist churches.”
Walter B. Shurden, Historian & Minister at Larger, Mercer Univ.
“A riveting account … refreshingly accessible. Readers will find especially illuminating Gourley’s interpretation of develoments in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century.” Neville Callam, General Secretary, Baptist World Alliance
“A masterful, reader-friendly history of Baptists’ first four centuries.” J. Brent Walker, Executive Director, Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty
“All Baptists would do well to read this volume — and do better to read it once every year.” John Pierce, Executive Editor, Baptists Today