Mitchel Whitington, national known author living in Jefferson Texas, will present his book "23 A Country Preacher, His Grandson, And A Devotional That Will Change Your Life" at First United Methodist Church at 9:45 on Sunday, May 31, 2015. The public is invited to join Mitch at a complimentary breakfast talk in the Fellowship Hall, located at 305 W. Henderson, Jefferson, TX. The breakfast is sponsored by the Friendship Sunday School Class which will be studying the book in their class during June and July.
Behind the book: In 1976, at the age of eighty and with over sixty years in the ministry, Reverend Charles Kirkindoll - affectionately known to his congregations as "Brother Kirk", sat down and recorded his thoughts and feelings about a lifetime of studying his favorite passage in the Bible - the 23rd Psalm. His life was a testament to the blessings promised in those verses."
Over thirty years later, author Mitchel Whitington picked up his grandfather's book and his life was changed forever. Using his grandfather's theology and teachings about the 23rd Psalm, he brought Brother Kirk's words into the 21st century. Having written books on topics from history to folklore to humor/fiction, this book was quite a departure for him, but he considers it one of the most important projects of his career. Mitchel has said, "It was an honor and a pleasure to write this book with my Granddad; even though he went to join the Lord over twenty years ago, I could swear that at times I felt him looking over my shoulder."
Whitington has been published in national titles, regional books, periodicals, and every aspect of the industry - he has over forty-four years of combined industry experience. He has authored many local books including Ghosts of North Texas, Ghosts of East Texas and the Piney Woods, Angels of Oakwood, and Jefferson: The History and Mystery of the City on the Bayou. His favorite quote is from Michaelangelo on the occasion of his 87th birthday: "Ancora Imparo", which means "I Am Still Learning".
Please come join Mitch and the Friendship Class on Sunday, May 31st.