Devil in the Baptist Church

Author: Tim Gilmore
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781511681834
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Bob Gray built Trinity Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida from a minuscule congregation to what once was the largest Baptist church in Florida. As he became a national leader of Baptist fundamentalism, he also sexually abused children for more than 50 years. This book tells the story of the rise of Southern fundamentalism and the lengths to which one church went to cover up for its pastor's crimes.

Hope For The Hurting

Author: Ann Wagner
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449712975
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“Hope for the Hurting is the most inspirational book I have ever read. Ann Wagner combines her personal insight with sound biblical counsel to bring about both spiritual and emotional healing. As a pastor, I highly value this book. I recommend that every Christian read it and add it to their library.” Dr. Keith D. Thibo, pastor and founder of King’s Kids International, Washington, Illinois

We Are All Used Books

Author: Tim Gilmore
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530674473
Format: PDF, Mobi
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For 40 years, Chamblin's Books has been gracious to countless writers, artists, musicians, and of course, its customers, loyal or new. Today, Chamblin's, in its multiple locations, is the largest independent bookstore in the Southeast. In We Are All Used Books: 70 Conversations with Ron Chamblin, you'll read of: 1. a naked bookseller aiming his shotgun at a burglar, 2. airplanes built in back of bookstores, 3. strange pagan rituals in California mountains, 4. finding moonshine stills and trapping a vulture, 5. a childhood house afloat on a sea of liquor bottles, 6. and Marge the Manatee. Tim Gilmore is the author of 13 books including Devil in the Baptist Church: Bob Gray's Unholy Trinity, Central Georgia Schizophrenia, The Mad Atlas of Virginia King, In Search of Eartha White, The Ocean Highway at Night, and Stalking Ottis Toole: A Southern Gothic. He's the creator of jaxpsychogeo.com and the JaxbyJax Literary Arts Festival.

Crossroads

Author: Tom Graves
Publisher: DeVault-Graves Agency
ISBN: 9781942531258
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The result of careful and meticulous research, this stylishly-written biography of infamous blues musician Robert Johnson reveals the real story behind the mythical talent that made him a musical legend. According to some, Robert Johnson learned guitar by trading his soul away to the Devil at a crossroads in rural Mississippi. When he died at age 27 of a mysterious poisoning, many superstitious fans came to believe that the Devil had returned to take his due. This diligent study of Johnson's life debunks these myths while emphasizing the effect that Robert Johnson, said to be the greatest blues musician who ever lived, has had on modern musicians such as Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones and fans of the blues. Tom Graves, a master of what Ernest Hemingway called "the true sentence" and the telling detail, pieces together the fragments of the jagged, elusive puzzle that is Robert Johnson.

Stalking Ottis Toole

Author: Tim Gilmore
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781491210888
Format: PDF
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Ottis Toole was either one of the worst serial killers in history or a dimwitted arsonist who never meant to kill anyone. Or someone somewhere between. It's hard to tell if Ottis Toole himself knew which Ottis was Ottis.

The Book of Isaiah

Author: Tim Gilmore
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781547233359
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Isaiah David Hart founded the city of Jacksonville, Florida. He made his wealth by stealing slaves and reselling them in other states. Later he treated a slave as wife and left her a share of his will. His thoughts on God and religion bordered on paganism. He built himself a 35 foot tall tomb. His son Ossian became the 10th governor of Florida and sought to redeem Florida from the Confederacy.

Churches that Abuse

Author: Ronald M. Enroth
Publisher: Zondervan Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780310532927
Format: PDF
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This book warns and informs readers about the fringe churches and groups that operate with abusive styles, creating emotional and spiritual perils for their adherents.

Brothers We Are Not Professionals

Author: John Piper
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 143367873X
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In this revised and expanded edition of Brothers, We Are Not Professionals that includes a new introduction and select all-new chapters, best-selling author John Piper pleads through a series of thoughtful essays with fellow pastors to abandon the professionalization of the pastorate and pursue the prophetic call of the Bible for radical ministry. “We pastors are being killed by the professionalizing of the pastoral ministry,” he writes. “The mentality of the professional is not the mentality of the prophet. It is not the mentality of the slave of Christ. Professionalism has nothing to do with the essence and heart of the Christian ministry. The more professional we long to be, the more spiritual death we will leave in our wake. For there is no professional childlikeness, there is no professional tenderheartedness, there is no professional panting after God. “Brothers, we are not professionals. We are outcasts. We are aliens and exiles in the world. Our citizenship is in Heaven, and we wait with eager expectation for the Lord (Phil. 3:20). You cannot professionalize the love for His appearing without killing it. And it is being killed. “The world sets the agenda of the professional man; God sets the agenda of the spiritual man. The strong wine of Jesus Christ explodes the wine- skins of professionalism.”