A Year in the South: Four Lives in 1865

I must add this historical book to the list of recommended reading. A Year in the South: Four Lives in 1865. If you want to know what living in the South was like in the final days of the Civil War and the early days of the Reconstruction, this book by Stephen V. Ash will give you that view through the lives of four people. Louis Hughes was a slave determined to be free. Cornelia MacDonald was a widow of a Confederate officer who battled poverty to rear her seven children. Samuel Agnew was a minister who grappled with the issues of the changing society. John Robertson, a former Confederate soldier, searched for a new life after the war. What a read!

Executive Director of Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions

State Missionary Rick Lance was elected in June of 1998 to serve as executive director of the State Board of Missions and treasurer of the Alabama Baptist Convention. Rick leads state missions efforts and facilitates Great Commission Ministries for the Convention's 3,200+ churches and more than one million Alabama Baptists.

Rick and his wife, Pam, are members at First Baptist Church, Montgomery. They have two daughters.

Any requests for Rick Lance to speak in or visit your church should be directed to Billie Davis at 1-800-264-1225, ext. 253 or (334) 613-2253, [email protected]

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