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The Baptist Way: Distinctives of a Baptist Church

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The Baptist Way is an introduction to the principles that distinguish Baptists from other Christians. In some cases these ideas were once peculiarly Baptists, though they are now more widely held among other groups. For Stan Norman, healthy Baptist churches intentionally and diligently adhere to their Baptist distinctives.

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ebook, 224 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by B&H Publishing Group
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Brent McCulley
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: theology
Pretty basic outline of Baptist distinctives.
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Dr. R. Stanton Norman is currently the Provost and Executive Vice President for Campus Life at Oklahoma Baptist University. Dr. Norman received a bachelor’s degree in Biblical studies and a master of divinity degree from The Criswell College before earning a Ph.D. in systematic theology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Norman has extensive teaching experience at several colleges and seminaries including Southwest Baptist University, New Orleans Baptist
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Ian Thomas
May 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good read for understanding what makes Baptists distinct from other denominations in their theology, ecclesiology, and historical impact! I definitely gained a deeper appreciation for Baptists and their impact on Christian thought as we know it today.
C.J. Moore
Oct 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good overview that covers seven distinctives for what it means to be a Baptist.
Jordan Kasiske
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Easy read, gives the distinctives that makes up a Baptist church. Basically, it argued that a proper New Testament church is a Baptist church. Though, it argued for a congregational church polity.
Mark A Powell
What makes Baptists distinct from Christians of other denominations? Tracing both the historical trajectory of Baptist life and the development of doctrine that has come to define Baptists, Norman identifies and explains key distinctives. He does a fine job in covering the basics, though this book includes too many details and veers into too many tangents to serve as an introductory work. Judicious editing, tighter focus, and dynamic prose would have resulted in a stronger work.
I'm sorry to say I did not read all of this book. For the lay reader it is entirely too detailed, and goes into many, many references for each point. This book purports to be aimed at all Southern Baptists including the layman, but it really is of interest only to pastors and leaders.
Feb 09, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This provides a clear and concise outlook on the things that make a Baptist Church distinct. It is a simple read that captures the Baptist faith for the most part.
Eric Trout
Sep 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book is fairly simple to read. It can be found to be somewhat review for Baptists, but yet great for someone who is new to the Baptist denomination or unstudied in the Baptist faith
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