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William the Baptist: A Classic Story of a Man's Journey to Understand Baptism Kindle Edition
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"A narrative that is fast-moving and biblically engaging, here is a page-turner that Ron Evans has enhanced by updating it into today's language. An intriguing short read with lifelong implications." --Harry L. Reeder III, senior pastor, Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, Alabama --This text refers to the paperback edition.
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- File Size : 390 KB
- Publication Date : May 31, 2011
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 105 pages
- Publisher : P&R Publishing (May 31, 2011)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B009WETS3U
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- Screen Reader : Supported
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- Lending : Enabled
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However, I think P&R's new printing of "William the Baptist" will be my new go-to book for sharing with reformed credobaptist friends. It's a cleverly told story about a Baptist man who marries a Presbyterian woman and, after a few years of marriage, decides to meet with his wife's pastor to debate the proper mode and administration of baptism. The book has several strengths. For one, it's quite short. At a little over a hundred pages, it's not entirely exhaustive of the topic, but it covers more than enough material to help someone come to an informed conclusion about the biblical administration and meaning of baptism. This is in comparison to Paul Jewett's book refuting paedobaptism at 268 pages which, although I personally have read it, is a length that would be a turn off to most people who already feel convicted of one side of the argument and don't really want to read a thick book refuting (or even supporting) their view. Secondly, it has a very gracious tone, unlike many of the things I've read which are less than kind to the opposing view. Third, this version has updated language; I haven't read the original book but I found this to be very easy to understand. Likewise, the conversational/dialogical way the book is written makes it very intuitive in its flow and very pleasant to read. And finally, and most importantly, is that it appeals solely to scripture. There aren't, as I've referred to before, any historical arguments or references to doctrinal statements; everything is directly taken from the Bible.
This does not go into as much detail, specifically, about infant baptism as some other books. It isn't really mentioned until the end, although I think the explanation is still quite helpful. For more on that aspect (or about baptism in general), refer to the other two books I mentioned, which are both useful and unique in their own right.
I don't think anyone should blame "capital B" Baptists for either not understanding or not embracing the practice of covenant child baptism since nowadays it seems even most Presbyterians don't have a good grasp of why they do it. But this book is so short and clear, there's no excuse not to read it. If you're on the fence in your thinking, interested in reading about the opposing view on baptism, or hoping to bolster your current conviction, this is helpful for anyone. Plus I think it's useful for anyone to read a good work on both sides of the aisle so, please, check this one out. It's well worth your time.