Oxford University Press
"All told—and there is much in James Byrd’s insightful narrative—A Holy Baptism of Fire & Blood is a unique and powerful first-hand recounting of the Civil War’s ebb and flow through the elastic prism of the book most familiar to nineteenth-century Americans."
Gourley, Bruce T.
"A Holy Baptism of Fire & Blood: The Bible and the American Civil War,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 23
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol23/iss4/9