Author Talks About Life at the Crossroads at the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017
Online PR News – 12-August-2017 – Atlanta, GA – From 1 to 3 September 2017, Dr. Henry Phung, author of Life at the Crossroads will be joining this year's AJC Decatur Book Festival, a community-based, non-profit event and largest independent festival in the country. Being renowned as one of the five largest festivals in the country, DBF continues to gather world-class authors as well as hundreds of thousands of festival-goers to enjoy book signings, author readings, panel discussions, an interactive children's area, live music, parade, cooking demonstrations, poetry slams, writing workshops, and others. These activities will be happening in and around the historic downtown Decatur square.
"We always knew Atlanta had a thriving writing and book community, but it needed a centerpiece to bring all the parts together," Tom Bell points out as he recalls the history of DBF. It was when Daren Wang hatched a hare-brained idea to establish a festival celebrating the spoken/written word that brought the other dreamers and believers together. Tom Bell — founding program director, Linda Harris, Richard Lenz, Alice Murray, Bill Starr and Judy Turner then began brewing the magic.
The DBF got rave reviews shortly after 18 months of hard work and dedication in volunteering full-time, until its commencement over Labor Day weekend back in 2006, which was attended by over 100 authors and 50, 000 people. The success of the event was contributed by the combination of supportive local businesses and restaurants, eager and able volunteers, and the ability to walk easily from venue to venue.
Dr. Henry Phung pens Life at the Crossroads, a novel that reveals the life of Phung as a teenager. The story centers the life of the author during the war and the economic crisis in Southeast Asia. This was when he doubted the existence of God. It was during his early twenties that he was touched by the love of God and read the Bible with the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Living a vague life, he never knew how to serve the Lord until he came to a realization and got another shot at enhancing the lives of those around him whether in the academic, healthcare, community, family, or church setting. Phung conveys to the readers that "Faith is what we Christians have in common, but we fall short of the strength to endure to the end. Grace is what is needed and given to us so that we can claim victory for the Kingdom of God. Although we are in the crossroads of financial hardship, storms of sickness, and drawbacks in relationships, we are assured by Almighty God to receive the gift of peace.”- thus he encourages those who are in the quest of finding the purpose of their existence to read this piece, as in a way, this will teach one to listen to the inner voice and the Holy Spirit, most importantly to follow one's heart and that's when one's true purpose becomes known.
BookBlastPro will represent the author at the AJC Decatur Book Festival. The festival-goers and other authors will have the opportunity of getting first-hand information about Phung and his piece, Life at the Crossroads. They will also get bookmarks and an opportunity of photo documentation which will be released after the event. The book selling will be announced at the event.
AJC Decatur Book Festival — Bookzilla, Dr. Henry Phung’s book and the rest of the fun activities will make this event a literary powerhouse that will delight the attendees and will make this annual event a huge success, as what Tom Bell expressed: "That's what the festival does best."