"This is, without question, the very best state or regional Baptist history ever published in the United States. [It is] a beautiful finished product, containing a useful chronology, an extensive bibliography, and a marvelous index. . . . A remarkable achievement."
Journal of Southern Religion
"A life-long Alabama Baptist and a distinguished scholar, Flynt has demonstrated that sound historical research contributes clarity and perspective to denominational controversy and that inquiry into religious institutions adds depth and richness to the history of the American South."
Journal of Southern History
"Flynt examines Alabama Baptists from the varied perspectives of individual, congregational, and denominational experience. The result is a rich, detailed depiction that reveals the years of careful research that undoubtedly went into its writing."Choice