Perkins D.Min. student Allen T. Stanton’s new book, Reclaiming Rural, will be released in May by Rowman & Littlefield.  The book explores the myths and realities of rural places, and how those common narratives impact the leadership of rural churches. Stanton is Executive Director at the Turner Center at Martin Methodist College, which will merge into the University of Tennessee system on July 1. In reviewing the book, author Gil Rendle wrote: “When Allen Stanton writes of rural congregations as anchor institutions, do not take it lightly. Institutions are essential to the ways in which we order our lives, and Stanton’s vision of congregations as trusted local institutions that can lead whole communities into God’s purpose is important.” Read more about the book here.