Tolbert Fanning was a giant, both literally (at 6’6”) and figuratively. His influence was widespread in his day, though many church historians have chosen to either ignore or greatly minimize his importance (probably because most of the church histories are written by those who identify with the liberals that Fanning fought against much of his life). His influence still comes down to this day, as one of his papers, The Gospel Advocate, is still being published today. It is a shame that he is not more well-known.
With A Life Richly Lived, Kyle Frank seeks to rectify this undeserved obscurity. A brand-new brief, yet detailed biography introduces the reader to Fanning’s life, motivations, and contributions to trying to save the Restoration Movement from liberalism. Afterwards, a great selection of articles by Fanning invites you to discover why his writings were so influential.
A love of truth, a love of his Master, and an unwillingness to stand down or step back when the teachings of Jesus were ignored, rejected, or scorned, made Tolbert Fanning an example for men like David Lipscomb and many others. When you read A Life Richly Lived, you’ll know why!