224th Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — July 1, 2010
A number of authors will be signing books at the Brethren Press bookstore at Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, Pa.:
Bob Neff, shown above presenting a Bible study at National Older Adult Conference, is among the authors holding book signings at the Brethren Press bookstore at Annual Conference. He will be signing copies of the brand new Brethren Press title, “The Witness of the Hebrew Bible for a New Testament Church.” Photo by Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford
Nancy Ferguson, speaker for the Ministers’ Association meeting, will sign copies of a number of her books on Saturday, July 3, from 3-4 p.m., including “The Retreat Leader’s Manual,” “Training Staff to Be Spiritual Leaders,” and “The Christian Educator’s Guide to Evaluating and Developing Curriculum.”
Melanie G. Snyder and Marie Hamilton, in celebration of their successful Brethren Press release “Grace Goes to Prison: An Inspiring Story of Hope and Humanity,” will be signing books on Sunday, July 4, from 2-3 p.m. The book is the story of Brethren homemaker Marie Hamilton and her simple vision to look for and affirm the good in prison inmates. Hamilton’s volunteer work challenged the conventional wisdom about how to deal with criminals and the prison programs she developed are still being used today.
R. Jan and Roma Jo Thompson will sign copies of “Beyond Our Means: How the Brethren Service Center Dared to Embrace the World,” a behind-the-scenes historical journey of the Brethren Service Center published by Brethren Press, on Sunday, July 4, from 3-4 p.m. Readers will find out how this one time educational institution became a community of compassion known around the world.
Bob Neff, professor emeritus of Old Testament at Bethany Theological Seminary and associate for resource development at the Village at Morrison Grove, will sign books on Monday, July 5, at 12:30-1:30 p.m., including the brand new Brethren Press title, “The Witness of the Hebrew Bible for a New Testament Church.”
Renowned “Wall Street Journal” reporter Roger Thurow will be signing copies of the book he has co-authored titled “Enough: Why the World’s Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty,” on Monday, July 5, at 4-4:30 p.m. The book is a powerful indictment on the economic, political, and social dynamics that perpetuate famine–and makes a passionate call for change. Thurow also will be featured at Global Food Crisis Fund events throughout the week.
Retired pastor and former denominational staff member Ralph McFadden will sign copies of his newly self-published book “For Life Is a Journey: Reflections on Living,” on Tuesday, July 6, at 2-3 p.m. The book offers stories and poems from McFadden’s personal journey and explores concerns he has for the church as it addresses issues of sexuality.
Singer and songwriter Bryan Moyer Suderman will sign copies of his CD offerings including “My Money Talks” on Tuesday, July 6, at 4-4:30 p.m. Suderman has a gift for writing songs that are deeply scriptural, musically memorable, and readily singable. He will be performing a concert later that evening.
The News Team for the 2010 Annual Conference includes writers Karen Garrett, Frank Ramirez, Frances Townsend; photographers Kay Guyer, Justin Hollenberg, Keith Hollenberg, Glenn Riegel; website staff Amy Heckert and Jan Fischer Bachman; and news director and editor Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
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