Joe Hanley, along with other dedicated servants of God, has been active in the churches of Christ for the last 67 years in establishing congregations in Texas, California, and Colorado. During these times, many bible tracts were written, conferences were chaired, weekly radio programs were produced in California and in Texas, meetings were held, singing schools were taught, and he physically helped construct buildings for the Lord's work. Joe is now eighty-one years of age and seems to be in very good health. He said some of his brethren might question the soundness of his mind, but Joe says that may be a necessary fall-out because of his critical writing and bold examination subjects held to be sacrosanct and untouchable. He said he crawled out of the box dozens of years ago and has found peace and contentment as a result. For years he has been battling for cooperation among those that think differently to each other. If you can accept being kindly challenged to think for yourself and not parrot what others want you to blindly accept, Joe's writing is just the ticket. Subjects, such as baptism, are examined in such a manner that you may never see otherwise. Some of Joe's brethren have castigated him somewhat, even suggesting he was anti-Christ. Joe said that the folks that may take such a position are just where he was forty years ago and that these brethren have his love and tolerance. Joe's books are listed in the last pages of this short treatise on baptisms. These books are also written for study and are not preachy or insulting. They are written in plain words that are easy to understand.
Seven Baptisms by Joe Hanley was published by Fleming Publishing in January 2014. The ISBN for Seven Baptisms is 9780988377073.