We Confess!: The Civil War, the South, and the Church

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WestBow Press, 2011 - Religion - 300 pages
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How could a church culture that lifted high the name of Jesus make covenant with the Confederacy? How did the Southern Baptist Convention lead the way? How do divided hearts and unholy covenants still hinder awakening in the conservative US church culture? What dramatic changes will a spirit of grace and supplication bring?   We Confess! The Civil War, the South, and the Church uncovers the answers, historically and biblically.   God is revealing what we haven’t wanted to see, so we can become who we truly are. He promises to cleanse us from bloodguilt not yet cleansed, as we say what we haven’t dared say. As we confess, healing, life, oneness, witness and true worship flow. As we confess, our Lord is honored and his kingdom furthered.   So why don’t we, who most tend to gravitate to the word “celebrate” when talking of the Civil War, instead throw all caution to the wind—and confess?   Honest, compelling, courageous, redemptive, this remarkable look at the conservative church culture rooted in the Deep South explores such topics as   king cotton and mighty oaks; the fast God has chosen; spiritual bulimia; spiritual schizophrenia; blood covenant; cleansing from bloodguilt; an undivided heart.

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WE CONFESS! THE CIVIL WAR,THE SOUTH AND THE CHURCH by Debora Brunt is an interesting Religion/Biblical Study. What an interesting book on the South. It takes a look at the conservative church culture ... Read full review

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“We Confess! The Civil War – The South – and the Church” carefully records a time line of the discovery, development, and history of the territory settled by Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto right up ... Read full review


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Deborah Brunt grew up in Corinth, Mississippi, site of two Civil War battles. Two of her great-great-grandfathers fought for the Confederacy. A University of Mississippi graduate and former Southern Baptist leader, she holds a doctor of practical ministry from Wagner Leadership Institute. Deborah and her husband live near Memphis.

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