Searching for copyright owner of John L. Edwards’ “An In Depth Study of Marriage & Divorce”

An In Depth Study of Marriage & DivorceI’m looking for contact information for the heirs of John L. Edwards.  I regularly receive requests for a source from which to buy his book An In Depth Study of Marriage & Divorce.

College Press originally published this book, but it is now out of print and the publishing rights reverted to Edwards. For years, Edwards sold copies out of his house, but he and his wife have passed away and, the best I can tell, their copies have been exhausted.

I’d like to republish the book and make it available to the Churches of Christ once again, but to do this, I have to obtain the consent of his children. And I don’t even know where to begin looking.

Does anyone know how to contact his family? Please respond in a comment below or email me at jfguin(at)comcast(dot)net.

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About Jay F Guin

My name is Jay Guin, and I’m a retired elder. I wrote The Holy Spirit and Revolutionary Grace about 18 years ago. I’ve spoken at the Pepperdine, Lipscomb, ACU, Harding, and Tulsa lectureships and at ElderLink. My wife’s name is Denise, and I have four sons, Chris, Jonathan, Tyler, and Philip. I have two grandchildren. And I practice law.
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4 Responses to Searching for copyright owner of John L. Edwards’ “An In Depth Study of Marriage & Divorce”

  1. John Miller says:

    Jay, I searched Missouri’s on line court records for a probate proceeding in the circuit court serving Springfield, Missouri, but nothing has been filed as of yet. However, this obituary gives names of his surviving spouse and children; maybe that will help your search …

  2. Did you ask College Press for help? They might have records on the family.

  3. Profile photo of Jay Guin Jay Guin says:


    They gave back copyright years ago when they stopped printing. I spoke them many years ago.

  4. Jeremy says:

    Jay, you might have luck contacting the Union Hill CofC in Nixa, MO.

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