Huntington, Ind.—James O’Donnell, associate professor of business for Huntington University, has received recognition from Outreach Magazine for his book, “Walking with Arthur.”
O’Donnell’s book was a finalist in the evangelistic testimony category of the magazine’s 2005 Best Outreach Resources.
Each year, Outreach Magazine names the best Christian outreach sources for churches, families, individuals and parachurch ministries. The magazine’s publishers, ministries and members of its editorial advisory board submit nominations, which Outreach editors separate into categories and narrow to a list of finalists. Readers and a group of expert panelists vote on the winners. Resources are evaluated for their ministry potential and accessibility.
"Walking with Arthur"
“Walking with Arthur,” released in February 2005 by Northfield Press, details O’Donnell’s coming to faith in the midst of his Wall Street career through a friendship with a fellow commuter and Harvard educated lawyer. While some would qualify the book as a spiritual memoir, O’Donnell views it differently. In an interview for the Fort Wayne (Ind.) Journal Gazette, he said:
“I firmly believe that my coming to know Christ changed my life,” O’Donnell said. “But having done that, I feel this sort of precious burden to try to reinterpret the ‘code’ for people like me that didn’t grow up in faith, who are often put off by the code and the lingo and the slang – the clubbishness that can overcome this wonderful gift that we have been given.”
For a complete list of Outreach Magazine’s 2005 Best Outreach Resources, log on to http://www.outreachmagazine.com/library/features/06mayjuneftrybor.asp.
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