Leonard carefully chronicles the clashes...in an instructive and compelling way.
Leonard's superb historical and cultural study of this diverse denomination offers an understanding of this sometimes perplexing religious group.
(Henry L. Carrigan, Jr. ForeWord Magazine
Leonard has produced an excellent volume on Baptists in America... Recommended,
Leonard's book demonstrates an equanimity badly lacking in many of the Baptist debates.
(Thomas S. Kidd Journal of Religion
This book covers everything important about the Baptists of America... With respect, balance, and an obvious, genuine love.
(John Crowley, Valdosta State University Journal of Southern History
This book provides an avenue for consideration of challenges that face Baptists in the dawn of this century.
(Omer Hancock Review and Expositor
[An] excellent and informative volume.
(Paul Harvey H-Amstdy
An excellent overview of Baptist life in America.
(Michael E. Williams Baptist History and Heritage
Baptists in America is engagingly written and remarkably comprehensive.
(James P. Byrd Church History
Bill J. Leonard's Baptists in America is amazingly comprehensive, engagingly relevant, and, typical of Leonard's work, artistically written. Accessible to the historically curious layperson, the book will also effectively serve as a college and seminary text. His predominantly topical approach enriches the study of American Baptist history, and, I believe, helps to promise that his book will have long life and lots of use.
(Walter B. Shurden, professor of Christianity and executive director, The Center for Baptist Studies, Mercer University)