'Walking with Arthur' receives national recognition

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2006-07-20
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"
book cover
“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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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). 
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