Author Imparts a Devotional Piece at the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017

Author Imparts a Devotional Piece at the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017

Online PR News – 15-August-2017 – Atlanta, GA – From 1 to 3 September 2017, Lon Chestnutt , author of the piece A Devotional for Progressive Christians 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.

Lon Chestnutt spent his career as a United Methodist minister. He started first as a campus chaplain in Atlanta, Georgia and then became a pastor in churches in the Baltimore/Washington area for thirty years. Even after his retirement, he continues to be involved in ministry through teaching, projects, social groups advocating diversity, personal involvement, and justice. A Devotional for Progressive Christians is one very significant piece by the author. It is a short book that offers a lifetime hope, as the author demonstrates how to move from personal reflection to trusting one's judgment and engaging the world. As Chestnutt speaks to and for self-exiles from the church who claim to be -spiritual but not relogious- at present, every reader will have the possibility of changing the journey in prayer from wondering who's listening into new insights on personal responsibility. This is truly an offer of a profound new way to think about God!

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 Chestnytt and his piece, A Devotional for Progressive Christians . 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, Lon Chestnutt'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."

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