Wednesday, July 02, 2008

300th Anniversary resource: ‘Brethren Brush with Greatness.’

Frank Ramirez spins tales and Kermon Thomasson draws humorous illustrations of 32 individuals whose lives have touched the Brethren in a new book from Brethren Press titled "Brethren Brush with Greatness."

Abraham Lincoln, Annie Oakley, Daniel Boone, Nathan Leopold, William Stafford, Andrew Young, James Earl Jones, and many, many more famous people make their appearances in the 150-page paperback. The book tells about famous people who were somehow related to the Brethren; Brethren who, themselves, became famous; and famous people who, legend has it, were members of the Church of the Brethren.

Author Frank Ramirez is pastor of Everett (Pa.) Church of the Brethren and the author of numerous books, among them "The Meanest Man in Patrick County and Other Unlikely Brethren Heroes." Illustrator Kermon Thomasson of Henry County, Va., served for 20 years as editor of the Church of the Brethren's "Messenger" magazine.

Order the book from Brethren Press for $15.95 plus shipping and handling, call 800-441-3712. It also may be purchased at the Brethren Press bookstore at Annual Conference.

Source: 7/3/2008 Newsline Extra

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