RENEW.org and College Press Publishing are collaborating on the re-release of The Fool of God, a novel that tells the story of Alexander Campbell, a key pioneer of the Restoration Movement, often called the Stone-Campbell Movement. The book is a factual retelling of Campbell’s life. It will be available at the International Conference On Missions in Oklahoma City, Nov. 16-18.
In a new Foreword to the book, first published in 1958, RENEW.org point-leader Bobby Harrington describes the impact the book had on him and his wife, beginning when they were in their mid-20s:
“The story of how Alexander Campbell engaged Scripture in such a raw, yet determined way captured our hearts and minds,” Harrington wrote. “We were both won over to the core value the book taught us: surrendering to Jesus’ Lordship by personally trusting and following Scripture above all else.”
And then, about 10 years ago, Harrington shared the book with prospective leaders at the church they had planted. “What I discovered was that the single most important tool in winning these future leaders over to the theological vision of our church is the book The Fool of God.”
The historically accurate book describes all the relevant factual events and details in Campbell’s life. The novel’s author, Louis Cochran, created the dialogue to fill in the unrecorded conversations and engage the readers’ imaginations.
In addition to being available at ICOM, the new College Press edition will soon be available at Amazon.