I have been using and appreciating a booklet entitled Church Member's Handbook , by Joe T. Odle. I have been trying to make headway opening the eyes of many well-meaning, yet ignorant, Southern Baptists, as pertaining to their historical roots and doctrines. Brother Odle was one ob 'em. I feel that this booklet is a fine work (published by Broadman & Holman) that is accurate, concise, informative, lucid, and kind to it's readers -- however ignorant they may be. I feel it would make an excellent outline for a New Member's class, etc. It was first published in 1941, then updated and reprinted in 1962. It is still available through Lifeway book stores. I have also found a brief treatise by him, entitled "Why I am a Baptist" @ http://thebaptistpage.com/Distinctives/odle.html I understand that he was the editor of the Baptist paper of Mississippi, The Baptist Record , for many years. Can anyone out there provide me with more writings, info, or biography about this man? Thanks!