Birmingham, Alabama: Johnson Printing Company, 1973.
First Edition. Paperback. 10 1/8" X 7". 128pp. Moderate wear to stiff paper wraps, with edgewear, foxing, dust soiling, and creasing to spine. Lean to spine. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. A solid copy of this pictorial exploration of Highland Park Baptist Church, its history, chapels, missionaries, Union Gospel Mission, radio ministry, biweekly paper, visitation program, and Tennessee Temple Schools, by the Urban Affairs Editor of the Chattanooga News-Free Press: "I am not a Baptist, but I have been watching one Baptist church for the past 31 years!" Highland Park Baptist relocated and changed its name to Church of the Highlands in 2012; this book is a fascinating and highly visual look at the church at its peak. James Bennett Collins, who turned 100 in 2017, worked for 59 years as a photographer and reporter for the Chattanooga News-Free Press (now Chattanooga Times Free Press), covering the administrations of 10 mayors of Chattanooga in the process. Three holdings in OCLC at time of posting. Good. Item #3309