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Jim Hefley’s final volume on SBC controversy re-released


GARLAND, Texas (BP)—-The concluding volume of the late Jim Hefley’s series chronicling the conservative resurgence in the Southern Baptist Convention is being re-released for the first time in 14 years by Hannibal Books.

Titled “The Conservative Resurgence in the Southern Baptist Convention, Volume 6,” the book sold out after its initial printing in 1991.

Hefley, who founded Hannibal Books in 1984 and died in 2004, described the 364-page book as the “wrap-up” of his “Truth in Crisis” series on the controversy between 1979 and 1991 over the SBC’s theological direction. He noted that Volume 6 covers “70 years of eventful Southern Baptist history, culminating in the most revolutionary change of a denomination in American church history.”

“Here is very recent history available nowhere else, including the dramatic ‘Showdown at the Sunday School Board,’ the account of the crucial 1991 overturn at Southern Seminary, ‘Baylor University–Saved or Stolen?’ and much, much more,” Hefley wrote on the book’s back cover.

In the reprint, Hefley’s book appears exactly as it did in 1991 except for address and website changes for Hannibal Books and the addition of one page dedicating the reprint to James and Marti Hefley. The two died in the spring of 2004 of unrelated illnesses only weeks apart.

The reprint is being done by “print on demand” — Hannibal Books’ first use of the emerging technology. Almost any bookstore in the country — Christian and secular — can order the book and have it rapidly available through Ingram/Spring Arbor, the largest Christian book-distributing company in the world.

During his lifetime, Hefley authored and co-authored about 50 books, including biographies of Christian leaders and missionaries and his “Way Back” series about life in the Ozark Mountains during the Depression years.
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The ISBN number of the book, which retails for $24.95, is 0-929292-19-7. Volume 6 also can be ordered through Hannibal Books at a discount. The set of all six volumes, priced at $50, only is available through Hannibal Books at 1-800-747-0738 or www.hannibalbooks.com.

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