FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2012
Description: (optional): Norman author announces release of new book, a biography of a Pentecostal clergy, scholar, and author.
Norman, Oklahoma, April 6, 2012 – The life and influence of a British born clergy, educator, and author is the topic of the newest book from Norman author Marilyn A. Hudson. In Noel Brooks: A Life Shining and Burning, 1914-2006, Hudson explores the work and life of a man known widely as a true gentleman and scholar.
The Reverend Noel Brooks (1914-2006) was an English clergy, educator, and author who ministered in the Wesleyan Methodist, the Elim Pentecostal Church, The Bible Pattern Fellowship (and wrote a biography of the leader and well known revivalist, George Jeffreys) and in the Pentecostal Holiness Church in both Great Britain and North America. In the mid-1970’s he taught religion on the campus of what was then the Oklahoma City Southwestern College (now Southwestern Christian University). Over his life, he wrote numerous articles, many books, delivered countless lectures, and served as president of a small college in Bristol and one in Ontario.
Using letters, personal papers, unpublished manuscripts, interviews, examinations of numerous resources and analysis of the published writings of Brooks, the author presents an introduction to his life, work and the influences, which shaped his theology. This simple work seeks to examine some of the influences and explores, in their historical and social contexts, some of the major activities in the life of this man. “He was a scholar’ noted Hudson, “whose life of spirituality, sacrifice, and insight, left a lasting impression on all who had the privilege to know the man or read his work.”
The book will be enjoyed by any who read biographies and a welcome addition for library collections on religious history, Pentecostalism, and related topics. The softbound, illustrated, 200-page book is available on Amazon.
Hudson is an educator and author with degrees in history and library and information studies from the University of Oklahoma. Her previous works include One Night Club and a Mule Bar: The First 60 Years of Southwestern Christian University, Elephant Hips Are Expensive, Those Pesky Verses of Paul: Women and the New Testament, and In Her Own Words: The Inspirational Poetry of Velma Terry, 1915-1999.
Marilyn A. Hudson /
Whorl Books /405-701-3996 / email@example.com