THE CHRISTIAN AS A JOURNALIST by Richard T. Baker

THE CHRISTIAN AS A JOURNALIST

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The latest in the Haddam House series on the Christian in his vocation, a series which has already published The Christian as Doctor and Scientist. Richard T. Baker writes as a Christian who surely knows far more about his faith than the average layman, and he writes about it with full knowledge of its historical antecedents and theological development. His grasp of the subject and his precise use of words reveals the sure instincts and thorough training of a competent journalist. In the light of his firmly held Christian convictions he is able to write about his vocation with almost evangelical fervor. He compares the journalist's word with THE Word, and is able to compare (favorably) the journalistic search for truth and freedom with the Christian devotion to these ideals. He does not gloss over the grave abuses often found in journalistic practice, nor the frequent failures in resisting pressures, which so often deflect from the unbiased search for the whole truth, but he does make the reader feel that he does not quite represent the rank and file of newspaper men in feeling so keenly God's presence in their work, nor his over-ruling providence to correct their wilful ways. Nevertheless, any aspiring journalist ought to read this small book; it might well make him a better one.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1961
Publisher: Association Press