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Inhaltsangabe: Nanna (or How to Eat an Elephant) tells the story of two young men; one poor and black from the mountains of Appalachia and the other wealthy and white from a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who, through a series of events, become roommates in college. The story describes, in two very different ways, how their lives, after a tragedy, impacted a remote Appalachian community in West Virginia founded by runaway slaves back in the mid 1800?s. The book is primarily fiction, but based upon the true missionary activities of a Baptist Church in Pennsylvania that changed the lives of the descendants of the founders forever. This small church, located about 35 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, PA has, in the past 35 years, participated in missionary trips to Philadelphia, Ohio, Latin America, and eight trips to West Virginia. Also in that time, they supported, with prayers and money, the author?s many trips to Mexico, Haiti, Zaire, Latin America, and Thailand. "Nanna (or How to Eat an Elephant)" is the second book by this author. In his first book, "Missionary Memories", the author recounts many stories of his personal medical missionary experiences in Third World countries while Nanna focuses on the missionary activities of his home church in Appalachia using some creative methods used overseas. Both books are a creative mixture of fact and fiction which conclude with unexpected life lessons.
Über den Autor: Ron Dingee, DMD, MPH was born in Lynn, MA. After graduation from Lynn English High School, he joined the U.S. Air Force where he met his wife, Evelyn. He earned his doctor?s degree in dental medicine and a master?s degree in public health from the University of Pittsburgh with advanced studies at the University of London, School of Tropical Medicine. He practiced dentistry in Greensburg, PA for almost 25 years during which time he volunteered his skills in Latin America, Mexico, Haiti, Zaire, and Thailand as a medical missionary. In 1991, he and his wife, Evelyn, sold their home and the dental practice to go to Bangkok, Thailand to co-manage the Bangkok Christian Guest House for four years. After Bangkok, they managed the Redwood Glen Baptist Camp and Conference Center in CA for three years then moved to Nevada to work with the Shoshone-Paiute Indians before retiring. Ron and Evelyn have three children and six grand children and now divide their time between southern CA and western PA. They are former members of the First Baptist Church of Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Other books by Ron Dingee, "Missionary Memories", and and "Things They Don't Teach You in School" for 17 to 25 year olds to help them to be better prepared when they enter the real world. Covers banking services, insurance (life, auto, health), investing, retirement planning, renting an apartment, buying an auto and home, plus a few words of wisdom. www.createspace.com/5320470 Website: rondingee.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Titel: Nanna (or How to Eat an Elephant)
Verlag: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Zustand: As New
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