Author Shares the Eucharist at the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017
Online PR News – 16-August-2017 – Atlanta, GA – From 1 to 3 September 2017,David J. Keys Ph.D., author of the book Exploring the Belief In the Real Presence: What is THAT about anyway? Could Jesus Be Present-Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity-in the Eucharist? 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. Keys has written an easy to read book entitled Exploring the Belief In the Real Presence: What is THAT about anyway? Could Jesus Be Present-Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity-in the Eucharist. At the present time, the religions of more than three-fourths of the world's Christians believe that when the words of consecration—“This is my body”, “This is my blood” are said during the Eucharistic liturgy, the bread and wine turn into Real Presence of Jesus Christ, that is, into the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ; yet many have not heard of or understood what is meant by the term “Real Presence”. Dr. Keys provides an understanding of the Real Presence in the Eucharist not only from a scriptural point of view, but also from a historical basis, demonstrating what has always been believed from the earliest days of Christianity. He concludes by relating veridical, physical evidence of the reality of the Real Presence which exists today and which the interested reader can view him/herself. Newcomers to the belief as well as believers will be drawn into belief and reverence. The book is written in a conversational manner and contains scripture and other historical documents making this work easy to comprehend as it shares the beauty and richness of the ancient teaching concerning the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.
BookBlastPro will be representing the author at the AJC Decatur Book Festival. The festival-goers and other authors will have the opportunity of getting first-hand information about Dr. Keys and his work, Exploring the Belief In the Real Presence: What is THAT about anyway? . Those coming to the booth will receive a bookmark for their own personnel use and may purchase the book at a discounted rate, as long as supplies last.
AJC Decatur Book Festival — Bookzilla, Dr. Keys' 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."