I hope that some readers of The Search for Piety and Obedience will plan to attend the 2014 annual meeting of the Brethren in Christ Historical Society, which will be held on Saturday, October 4 at the Grantham Brethren in Christ Church.
As the Historical Society reported in their most recent newsletter, the focus of the annual meeting will be the release of a new book of Brethren in Christ biographies. Those profiled in the book include key church administrators, missionaries, and educators from the last half of the twentieth century.
Here’s how the Historical Society described the book and its contents in a recent Facebook post:
Exciting to see preliminary page proofs for the next book to be published by the Historical Society: WORTHY OF THE CALLING. The book profiles three couples who have contributed significantly to the Brethren in Christ Church: Paul and Lela Hostetler, by their daughter Beth Hostetler Mark; Luke and Doris Keefer, by Historical Society assistant editor Devin Manzullo-Thomas; and Harvey and Erma Sider, by Harvey’s sister AnnaRuth Sider Osborne. The book is edited by E. Morris Sider, editor emeritus for the Historical Society. It will be officially released at the Society’s annual meeting on October 4.
Blog readers will know that we’ve promoted this new book a few different times here on the site: interviews with each of the authors (here, here) as well as the editor (here). I’m still hoping to pull together some reflections on writing the Keefer biography. Stay tuned for those.
Meanwhile, I encourage you to make plans to be at the annual meeting. Hope to see you there!