Described as "a history of Baptist beginnings in the several associations in the state," this rare old volume was widely acclaimed when first published in 1919. No less timely today, this reprint has added value with an index of more than 1600 names. Those interested in the genealogical value of this volume will find Burnett has done an excellent job detailing ancestry, dates and places. There are more than 200 sketches with around sixty photographs. Accepting 1775 as the first recorded date of Baptist entry and effort in the state, this volume covers a period of one hundred very eventful years. There is much data of general historical interest and numerous "firsts". Of interest to all denominations, it is the perfect gift for a church library as well as a personal gift.