A ‘Prelude’ to the future

Student uses first book to witness to nonbelievers
Prelude, Huntington UniversityHuntington, Ind.—It’s a novel of grand settings, complex characters and a strong message. It is also the first book released by Huntington University EXCEL student David Wust.

Wust, a Huntington, Ind., native who is majoring in Christian Ministries, took his passion for writing and his expounding creativity to create his first novel, “Prelude to a Legend,” which formally released on July 13.

“I love to write. I was born with an incredible imagination, and I’ve always loved to dream up stories,” said Wust, who writes under the pseudonym, D. A. Wust.

The novel is a witness to nonbelievers that is woven within a story of epic proportions. “Prelude to a Legend” expresses strength, courage, loyalty and honor, and it presents a path of faith from darkness to the light. It sparks the idea of making life-changing choices in believing and then accepting and having the purest of faith in God, Wust describes.

“I wanted to write something that would grab the reader – something that would entertain, but also express a very important message,” he said. “My inspiration is God, and it is my sole desire to please him with my writing.”

Even though the novel was released on July 13 at Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com and other online bookstores, Wust already has other projects in mind.

“I am very near completion of the second installment to ‘Prelude to a Legend.’ I also have two other books in the works,” Wust said.

Wust is a 1987 graduate of Huntington North High School. After graduation he
attended Huntington College before enlisting in the U.S. Army and serving in the Gulf War. He later returned to HU’s EXCEL Adult Degree Program. He plans to graduate in 2011.
 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. Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. 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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