Author Elvin Stanton traces Faulkner’s personal and public life through seven decades of notable Alabama service. Beginning with his modest upbringing on a red-dirt farm, proceeding through his early days as the owner-publisher of a small daily newspaper, Faulkner is revealed in Faith and Works as a man dedicated to the public good. At age 24, he served as mayor of Bay Minette, which has been his home since the 1930s. He went on to the Alabama State Senate, and after he left elective politics has continued to work behind the scenes for industrial ad economic development. But perhaps his biggest passion has been education: Faulkner has spent a lifetime trying to improve Alabama’s educational system, and now has two colleges named in his honor. The story of Jimmy Faulkner is one of courage, inspiration, and faith.