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Portraits of Courage: Stories of Baptist Heroes by Julie Whidden Long

The Baptist History and Heritage Society and Mercer University Press announce a book for older children and youth that focuses o­n fourteen Baptist heroes.


The heroes included are John Smyth, John Clarke, Ann Hasseltine Judson, Jesse Mercer, Lottie Moon, William Knibb, Louise (Lulu) Fleming, Walter Rauschenbusch, Martin Luther King, Jr., Addie Davis, Jimmy Carter, Leena Lavanya, Theo Angelov, and Olu Menjay.


Special features of the book include a timeline of events covering four hundred years of Baptist life in several countries, an introduction that tells what a Baptist hero is along with dozens of illustrations and sidebars that define terms and provide additional information.


Julie Whidden Long is minister of children and families at FBC Macon. Julie earned her B.A. at Mercer University and M.Div. at Mercer’s McAfee School of Theology. McAfee awarded her its Outstanding Future Minister Award.


To place your order, email Pam Durso, indicate how many copies you would like, and provide your name, address, and telephone number. The book costs sixteen dollars. Shipping and handling charges will be added.

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A Short History of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Movement

Durso, Pamela. A Short History of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Movement. The Baptist History and Heritage Society, 2006. 

To order download the Baptist History Resource Catalog here.

The Fundamentalist Takeover in the Southern Baptist Convention

This website and an updated book provides a well-documented, factual description of what many have come to understand as “the Fundamentalist takeover in the SBC.” It also introduces the reader to the formation of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, o­ne of several responses from free and faithful churches to the “Takeover.”

A Decade of Freedom and Faithfulness: The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Georgia 1992-2002

Download the history book here.

"Baptist Women Around the World"

(Baptist History and Heritage, Winter 2006).

"Baptist Women in America"

(Baptist History and Heritage, Summer/Fall 2005).

Women's Place in Baptist Life

By Carolyn D. Blevins. Contact the Baptist History and Heritage Society to order or for more information.

Women Deacons and Deaconesses: 400 Years of Baptist Service

Charles W. Deweese.

Courage and Hope: The Stories of Ten Baptist Women Ministers

By Pamela R. and Keith E. Durso

Baptists and the American Civil War

Baptists and the American Civil War: In Their Own Words is a digital project created and authored by historian Bruce T. Gourley. Gourley is the executive director of the Baptist History and Heritage Society, online editor of Baptists Today news journal, and author of three books. The site is an offshoot of his research for his upcoming book, Diverging Loyalties: Baptists in Middle Georgia During the Civil War, scheduled for release by Mercer University Press in 2011. The timing of this project is in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. It is a day-by-day journal of the Baptist experience during the Civil War, with an emphasis on Baptists both North and South. To visit the website, visit


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