A Movement…Resources

These resources were given in addition to Dave Embree’s last two blog entries.

Leonard Allen, Distant Voices: Discovering a Distant Past for a Changing Church, ACU Press, 1993.

(A Church of Christ perspective on the history of the movement.)

Leonard Allen and Richard Hughes, Discovering our Roots: The Ancestry of Churches of Christ, ACU Press, 1989. (In this volume, Hughes and Allen go way back to see what influenced Stone and Campbell. Fascinating reading.)

Bill Baker, editor, Evangelicalism and the Stone-Campbell Movement InterVarsity Press, 2002.

(A fine collection of essays by some from within the movement and some without.)

Alexander Campbell, The Christian System, College Press, 1989. (Campbell’s attempt to pull together the thinking of the various restoration leaders into a cohesive synthesisin 1839.)

Jack Cottrell, The Faith Once for All, College Press, 2004. (A solid, lengthy look at Christian Church doctrine from a crusty but wise professor at Cincinnati Bible Seminary.)

Louise Cochran and Bess White Cochran, Captives of the Word, College Press, 1987. (No longer in print, this is a narrative of the early days of the Restoration Movement. Good reading.)

David Fletcher, editor, Baptism and the Remission of Sins, College Press, 1990. (A collection of articles about baptism in Restoration Movement history and churches. Very thorough.)

Leroy Garrett, The Stone-Campbell Movement, College Press, 1994. (A long, thoughtful look at the history and division of the movement.)

Richard Hughes, Reviving the Ancient Faith: The Story of the Churches of Christ in America, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1996. (A fine Church of Christ scholar, who taught for awhile at SMSU, Hughes tries to bring social and religious factors together to account for the origins of the movement.)

Lester McAllister editor, An Alexander Campbell Reader, CBP Press, 1988. (A collection of notable quotes from Alexander Campbell on a wide number of topics.)

Jim North, Union in Truth: An Interpretive History of the Restoration Movement, Standard Publishing, 1994. (Very scholarly and precise, North sounds like he knew these guys personally.)

Books by Restoration Movement authors can be found at the following sites:

Abilene Christian University Press (Church of Christ authors):


Always Books | PO Box 378, Newman, IL 61942, Jim McMillan, Owner

(I’ve been out of touch with Jim for awhile, but he specializes in used Restoration Movement books)

College Press (Christian Church and non-instrumental churches of Christ writings):


Disciples of Christ Historical Society: http://users.aol.com/dishistsoc/usedbook.htm


Discipliana, published by the Disciples of Christ Historical Society. See their web site for details.

The Stone-Campbell Journal, edited by William R. Baker. http://www.stone-campbelljournal.com/

(Read past issues on-line or subscribe to the hard copy version.)

Web Sites:

http://www.adherents.com–doesn’t specifically deal with the Restoration Movement, but the best source of reliable statistics regarding religious groups on the web.

http://www.mun.ca/rels/restmov/restmov.html–The most wonderful web-based resource relating to the Restoration Movement

http://mindspring.com/~kkbooks/abc/histo660.htm–links to on-line Restoration Movement books and journals

http://church-of-christ.org/–General website about the churches of Christ.

http://www.mun.ca/rels/restmov/gallery/GALLERY.HTM–Portraits of many people associated with the history of the Restoration Movement

http://www.religiousupplies.com/biographies%20history%20index.htm–part of a site put up by a Church of Christ book dealer; lots of fascinating articles

http://christianchurchsearch.org–just what the domain name says, a search site for Christian Churches and CC agencies

http://www.naccm.org–the official website of the National Association of Christian Campus Ministries

http://www.missionsalive.org/nmc/–web site of the National Missionary Convention

http://www.barna.org–Incredible freely available research from George Barna, the best research being done on religion in America.

http://www.spirituality.ucla.edu/–Gateway into UCLA’s research regarding college students and religion. Excellent material.

http://www.reveal.org/–Solid information about the International Churches of Christ



  1. Sirs:

    I am looking for a copy of the book; “Discovering Our Roots” pulished in 1988 by C. Leonard Allen and Michael T. Hughes. I am willing to pay to receive a copy.

    Thank you,

    Jess Whitlock

  2. Jess ::

    Is this the book you are looking for?


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