Dr. Brad R. Reynolds is Vice-President for Academic Studies and Professor of Christian Studies at Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland, Georgia. Many have been informed and blessed by his writings on the internet at SBCToday.com and elsewhere. He is one of the best at getting across his point in a strong but winsome, gracious way.
I had the privilege of meeting Dr. Reynolds at last week’s Southern Baptist Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. During our conversation he told me in his classes he recommends three books on what the Bible teaches about alcohol. I was honored to be on his list. With his permission, I am giving the recommendations below.
Dr. Brad Reynolds’ Book Recommendations on the Bible & Alcohol
1. Ancient Wine and the Bible: The Case For Abstinence by David R. Brumbelow, Free Church Press.
2. Alcohol Today: Abstinence in an Age of Indulgence by Peter Lumpkins, Hannibal Books.
3. The Biblical Approach to Alcohol by Stephen M. Reynolds.
In my humble view, these three books will give you a good background in why Baptists have faithfully and lovingly stood against the use of beverage alcohol for well over 100 years. Many of other denominations, however, have also stood against drinking, as you will see in these books. The first two are written by Baptists, the third by a Presbyterian. They refer to those of many denominations, and no denomination, who opposed drinking.
These books can be purchased through your local bookstore, LifeWay.com, freechurchpress.com, barnesandnoble.com, hannibalbooks.com, amazon.com, etc.
-David R. Brumbelow, Gulf Coast Pastor, June 26, AD 2012.
O. S. Hawkins on "Alcohol Today"
Ancient Wine and the Bible - the book
Other articles in lower right margin.