Backus Books takes its name from a man who was very important to us - Isaac Backus. Born in Connecticut on January 9, 1724, he was to experience two major events in American history. The first of these was the Great Awakening, during which he was converted in 1741. The second was the American Revolution and the gaining of independence from England. It was his ministry before, during and after the Revolution that contributed many of the principles which led to the liberties we enjoy today.