“Three BIC Books…”: Introducing a New Feature on the Blog

NPR is featuring a new series in which authors, scholars, and other specialists select and review three books that illuminate a particular corner of their expertise. Here’s the rationale:

Why three? We live in a three-dimensional world, colored with hues that break down into a trio of primary colors. Three is a number that allows for conversation, completion, and understanding.

That got me thinking: what are the books that allow for “conversation, completion, and understanding” within the Brethren in Christ community?

Over the next few months, we’ll answer that question with a new feature on the search for piety and obedience. Paraphrasing NPR, “Three BIC Books…” will highlight those books from our church’s small but growing canon that “allow for conversation, completion, and understanding” about our shared heritage.

I’ll kick things off later this week with my three books… but I’ll need some help to make this feature a total success.

That’s where you come in! Readers: Do you have three books about the BIC Church that have helped you best explore our shared heritage? What are they? And why do you like them? Comment below!


About Devin Manzullo-Thomas

Father to Lucas. Husband to Katie. Prof and administrator at Messiah College. PhD student at Temple University. Member of Grantham BIC.
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2 Responses to “Three BIC Books…”: Introducing a New Feature on the Blog

  1. Harriet Bicksler says:

    1. The obvious: The Quest for Piety and Obedience, by Carlton Wittlinger. Essential reading for a strong historical perspective on the BIC.

    2. Celebrating Women’s Stories: Faith Through Life’s Seasons, edited by Rebecca Kasparek, Morris Sider and Dori Steckbeck. Interesting stories about a variety of women with diverse roles in the church, all written by women.

    3. There Is No Difference, by Anna Engle, John Climenhaga and Leoda Buckwalter (1950). Story of the first 50 years of BIC missions and very important for historical perspective.

    I could go on….

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