Uncommon Sunday School Teachers, Volume I: High Profile people who dedicated their lives to teaching Sunday school (Paperback)
Uncommon is a tribute to those who teach Sunday school from the cradle roll to senior adults. It is designed as a gift book for presentation to these heroes of the faith by their church, Sunday school class, or friends in appreciation for their ministry. Uncommon will encourage todays teachers in Sunday school (small groups/life groups/connection groups/etc.) to continue in their ministry. Uncommon is also written to motivate those who have been chosen by their church to join the ranks in teaching to respond to the calling of God in this ministry. Readers will see how these 13 national leaders chosen for inclusion committed their entire adult lives to Sunday school. Overcoming the many obstacles encountered, they continued on in their calling, showing how strongly they valued the ministry of Sunday school and its worth. Written as one book in two volumes, Uncommon is full of surprises and stories about these national leaders as seen through the lens of their Sunday school ministry. You will read about: John D. Rockefeller Sr. President Jimmy Carter Mary C. Crowley Henrietta Mears Henry Heinz Lonnie "Bo" Pilgrim Cecil Day The Colgate's Brooks Hays Owen Cooper Martha Berry S. Truett Cathy John Wanamaker Uncommon is a timeless book showing the value of Sunday school across the nation over a period of 200 years from the late 1700s to the present day. L. David Cunningham is the retired Florida Baptist State Convention Sunday School director. (1984-2001). He served as Minister of Education for First Baptist Church, Orlando, (1973-84) prior to his selection by the state convention. A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Cunningham served churches in Music and Education ministry from 1955 - 1972 in Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Alabama. He is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University (B.A. 1959), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MRE 1965), and was Ordained by Plymouth Park Baptist Church, Irving, Texas. David and his wife Nancy make their home in Jacksonville, Florida.