The Story of Koinonia
To me it's the authoritative but highly readable version of the Farm's
birth and formative years. Lets you understand how all those prayers and efforts,
successes and failures, too contributed to fashion a doughty band of witnesses
to the truth of Christ's revelation and its taking root in our lives.
B G Carter
The Cotton Patch Evidence
This is a book for our time (the 2020s) when racism is in the headlines almost every day. Well-written by Dallas Lee, the setting is a farm where a group of Christians (primarily Baptists) formed a community in the 1940s, with the intention of "living like the apostles". This meant welcoming black members. Through the years, the farm attracted many people wanting to follow the teachings of Jesus, but also attracted the Ku Klux Klan in abusive ways. The book's descriptions of the Klan's bombings and brutality in dealing with members of the community are shocking indeed.