Hicks, John Mark, and Greg Taylor. Down in the River to Pray: Revisioning Baptism as Godís Transforming Work. Siloam Springs, AR: Leafwood, 2004.
"Baptism is more important than you think. But not for the reasons you suppose." In four sections, the authors seek to integrate biblical, historical, theological and practical concepts related to baptism. The concluding chapter summarizes the results: "Revisioning the River." The book provides a thoughtful study of Scripture which navigates between the rocks and the rapids of "merely a sign" and "legal contract." The authors show how baptism connects with transformation, and that baptism is itself transformative. The study questions provide thoughtful application and discussion starters.