Wednesday, July 02, 2008

300th Anniversary resource: ‘Alexander Mack: A Man Who Rippled the Waters.’

A new children's book about the life of Alexander Mack Sr. has been published for the 300th Anniversary of the Brethren movement. "Alexander Mack: A Man Who Rippled the Waters" is written by Myrna Grove and illustrated by Mary Jewell.

The book is written especially for children ages 8-12, and is a biography of the first minister and organizer of the Brethren. Jewell, who is a direct descendant of Mack, has illustrated it with 50 oil paintings, offering "a moving tribute to the spirit of our church's founder who sacrificed to bring us another way of living based on New Testament principles," said a release. Special features include a timeline of Mack's life, an 18th century German map, and a bibliography of suggested reading for older children and adults.

A book signing is scheduled for Sunday, July 13, 4-5 p.m. at the Brethren Press bookstore at the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference in Richmond, Va. The 64-page hardback book will be available for purchase at the Conference bookstore, or may be ordered through Brethren Press for $22 plus shipping and handling, call 800-441-3712.

In addition, plans are for one of the paintings from the book to illustrate the Annual Conference moderator's sermon in Richmond on Saturday evening, July 12. Go to or for information.

Source: 7/3/2008 Newsline Extra

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