Wednesday, June 5, 2013

{Book Review} "We Confess! The Civil War, the South, and the Church" by Deborah Brunt

Book Description:

How could a church culture that lifted high the name of Jesus make covenant with the Confederacy? How did the Southern Baptist Convention lead the way? How do divided hearts and unholy covenants still hinder awakening in the conservative US church culture? What dramatic changes will a spirit of grace and supplication bring? We Confess! The Civil War, the South, and the Church uncovers the answers, historically and biblically. God is revealing what we haven't wanted to see, so we can become who we truly are. He promises to cleanse us from bloodguilt not yet cleansed, as we say what we haven't dared say. As we confess, healing, life, oneness, witness and true worship flow. As we confess, our Lord is honored and his kingdom furthered. So why don't we, who most tend to gravitate to the word 'celebrate' when talking of the Civil War, instead throw all caution to the wind-and confess? Honest, compelling, courageous, redemptive, this remarkable look at the conservative church culture rooted in the Deep South explores such topics as king cotton and mighty oaks; the fast God has chosen; spiritual bulimia; spiritual schizophrenia; blood covenant; cleansing from bloodguilt; an undivided heart.

About the Author, Deborah Brunt:

Deborah Brunt is author of seven books, including the first ebook in the E-Blessings Series, "The Elijah Blessing: An Undivided Heart," and the riveting release in print and ebook, "We Confess! The Civil War, the South and the Church."

"The Esther Blessing: Grace to Reign in Life" (E-Blessings Series, #2) is set for release March 2013.

A Southerner from birth, Deborah is a native of Corinth, Mississippi, and once again calls north Mississippi home.

A Southern Baptist for 50 years, Deborah worked seven years in a leadership role in an SBC entity. Since then, she has earned a Doctor of Practical Ministry degree from Wagner Leadership Institute. In 2009, she was ordained on a boat named Faith in the middle of the Sea of Galilee.

Courageous, compassionate, and definitely outside the box, Deborah speaks and writes about key truths for living life. You can visit her online at

She and her husband have two daughters, two sons-in-law and one finicky cat.

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Deborah pens "We Confess" in a well written, complex and in depth plot. It wasn't an easy read for me as this is written in a time where it was very dark in our United States history and with God thrown in, but once I got over my "fears", I was totally engrossed in the book. A must read for all Christians and for all who love the US and the south.

I give "We Confess" a 5 star rating.

*Disclosure: I received the above product(s) from the Author in exchange for an honest review and in no way was I asked to give a positive review. I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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