Monday, May 23, 2011

An Author Among Us

Did you know that we have a published author among us in our Bread for the World community in New Mexico?

Lucretia Tippit, a Bread  member who has faithfully organized Offerings of Letters at All Saints Lutheran Church for several years, invites you to attend signing for her book Miracle in Chicavasco.

Lucretia will be on hand to sign her book on Friday, May 27, 5:00-7:00 p.m.,  at Bookworks, the independent bookstore at 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW (next to Flying Star in northwest Albuquerque).

According to the schedule on her Web site, she is also scheduled to appear at Hastings on Lomas and Juan Tabo on Friday, June 3, 5:00-9:00 p.m.

Here is her description of the book:
Maybe you would just like to curl up with my book and read about my stupendous adventure in 1960 when I joined 12 other college students from all over the US and traveled to Mexico for the first time. There we participated in a church-sponsored work camp for 8 weeks in a tiny Otomí Indian villagein the state of Hidalgo. We worked together with the villagers to help improve conditions in the impoverished community.
I learned much from this life-changing experience--both about myself and about my faith. We left at the end of the summer, hoping we had made some difference and praying that the wonderful faith-filled villagers would someday have a better life. To my surprise, since the book has come out, I have heard from Victor Hernández who was born in Chicavasco in 1964 and now lives in California. He tells me that the village is now a flourishing town with paved streets, electricity and a growing textile industry. It's a small world!
Lucretia has written one other book entitled The Pageant Unveiled,which explores the life of Kathy Neuhardt Whitford, first as a child who is fascinated by the pageantry of church and later as a student, wife and mother whose Christian faith develops and matures.

Her books are available at several local book stores, or you can order on-line from Infinity Publishing or call toll-free 877-289-2665.

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