Mennonite and Brethren in Christ Churches of New York City, by Richard K. MacMaster
Mennonites have been present in New York City since colonial times, more recently establishing churches as part of mission outreaches. This book provides an historical account of the Mennonite and Brethren in Christ presence in New York City. An excellent introduction to Mennonite urban mission.
"Richard MacMaster, who was born in the borough of Queens and received his early training in history at Fordham University in the Bronx, is well suited to present this first comprehensive history of Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches in New York City. The book is impressive in its scope and attention to detail.
Readers who are looking for an official history of church missions in New York, replete with numbers of church members, names of the baptized and dates of church plantings, will find this to be an authoritative offering. In using records to ground his research, MacMaster relied on sources like the archives of Eastern Mennonite Board of Missions and Charities, which became Eastern Mennonite Missions, a powerful agent in spreading the Gospel in the city."
- Mennonite Quarterly Review