Excellent collection of essays by key figures within the Baptist movement. Whilst the majority of the contributors come from the SBC context other Baptists from the UK, Africa and Europe are included as well. Different issuses that arise in Baptist life are considered, biographies are shared, a theology of baptism is discussed and much more. One thing that will happen as you read this book - you will know what Baptist believe and why.
My humble opinion: This book is refreshingly spiritual, open and non-jingoistic. Very interesting mix of contributors. ( My church is baptist in belief and practice, but not "baptist" in restricting membership to only those who were baptized as believers. Though we encourage and teach believers baptism.) The book is very thoughtful and intelligent.