A Lover's Quarrel: An Autobiography
My Pilgrimage of Freedom in Churches of Christ
Few figures in Churches of Christ have had more influence - or been surrounded - by more controversy - than Leroy Garrett. For over fifty years, Leroy and his wife Ouida have ministered in churches all over the country, both in person, and by means of their periodical, Restoration Review.
Now, Dr. Garrett has set down his own story in his own words: "...And what was the quarrel about? Freedom! I was urging my church to join me in a pilgrimage of freedom. Freedom from sectarianism, legalism and obscurantism. Freedom to fully embrace the grace of God, and to be joyfully confident of our salvation..."
Starting with his humble beginnings on a hardscrabble farm near Dallas, continuing through a distinguished academic career at some of the nation's most prestigious universities, and chronicling his sometimes-stormy relationship with his brothers and sisters in Churches of Christ, Dr. Garrett gives a lively and heartwarming testimonial to the durability of love and the power of grace, even amid discord.