The Life and Times of Finis Ewing
The Life and Times of Finis Ewing by Franceway Ranna Cossitt. Out of print since the mid-1850s, Life and Times is the only biography of Finis Ewing written by someone who actually new him. It should be required reading for anyone who seeks to understand how the Cumberland Presbyterian Church became a separate denomination from the larger Presbyterian Church USA. It is also an interesting look at the American frontier in the early 1800s as well as the early Cumberland Church's opinions on theology, ministerial education, the Great Revival, and a host of other issues. Reprinted in an affordable trade paperback by Cumberland Presbytery. Proceeds benefit the Historical Foundation of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America.