An essential guide for the uniformed, the newly converted, and the forgetful members of Baptist churches across the nation. What makes a church Baptist? How do you become a member of a Baptist church? Who are some famous Baptists in history? What contributions have Baptists made to American life? How many kinds of Baptists are there anyway? With a sense of humor and a respect for the diverse expressions of Baptist faith and life, The Unofficial Baptist Handbook explores matters related to Scripture, to church life, and to Baptist identity from the perspective of one who has grown up in the Baptist church and loves it, with all of its quirks and charms. Perfect for those who are new to the Baptist traditioneducational and entertaining for those who arent so new but still have much to remember and learn.