We Confess!

The Civil War, the South, and the Church

by Deborah Brunt



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/28/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781449731786
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781449731793

About the Book

How could a church culture that lifted high the name of Jesus make covenant with the Confederacy? How did the Southern Baptist Convention lead the way? How do divided hearts and unholy covenants still hinder awakening in the conservative US church culture? What dramatic changes will a spirit of grace and supplication bring?


We Confess! The Civil War, the South, and the Church uncovers the answers, historically and biblically.


God is revealing what we haven’t wanted to see, so we can become who we truly are. He promises to cleanse us from bloodguilt not yet cleansed, as we say what we haven’t dared say. As we confess, healing, life, oneness, witness and true worship flow. As we confess, our Lord is honored and his kingdom furthered.


So why don’t we, who most tend to gravitate to the word “celebrate” when talking of the Civil War, instead throw all caution to the wind—and confess?


Honest, compelling, courageous, redemptive, this remarkable look at the conservative church culture rooted in the Deep South explores such topics as


  • king cotton and mighty oaks;
  • the fast God has chosen;
  • spiritual bulimia;
  • spiritual schizophrenia;
  • blood covenant;
  • cleansing from bloodguilt;
  • an undivided heart.

About the Author

Deborah Brunt grew up in Corinth, Mississippi, site of two Civil War battles. Two of her great-great-grandfathers fought for the Confederacy. A University of Mississippi graduate and former Southern Baptist leader, she holds a doctor of practical ministry from Wagner Leadership Institute. Deborah and her husband live near Memphis.