By My Own Reckoning

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Smyth & Helwys Pub., 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 280 pages
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By My Own Reckoning is Cecil Sherman's gift of memory to those whose lives he has touched through his many years of ministry and service. In this rare autobiography, Dr. Sherman reflects on his life as a pastor, as a husband and father, and as a key moderate figure in the SBC political controversy of the 1980s. More importantly, Sherman shares with readers intimate history of his life and ministry, from his origins as the descendent of preachers and farmers, to his pastoral years, and ultimately to the tender love story of caring for his wife, Dot, as she fades into the haze of Alzheimer's disease. Writing in the same astute, conversational style that has endeared him to so many readers of Formations commentary, Dr. Sherman has given voice to memories of family, Baptist history, and lifelong ministry that should not be forgotten.

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About the author (2008)

Cecil Sherman currently serves as visiting professor of pastoral ministries at the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond. Dr. Sherman was pastor of Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, from 1985-1992. He was pastor of First Baptist Church in Asheville, North Carolina, from 1964-1984. Prior to these pastorates, he served in Georgia, New Jersey, and Texas. Dr. Sherman has been very active in church life and community service and has written extensively. He authors the ongoing Formations Commentary for Smyth & Helwys' Sunday School curriculum line. He also has a five-volume Formations Commentary compilation covering Genesis to Revelation.

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