Book Signing on Feb. 9 to Feature Work of GWU Employees

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Authors include Joseph Collins, Kent Blevins and Annette Pendergraft

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. — Gardner-Webb University will host a book-signing event on Monday, Feb. 9, for three faculty and staff members who recently published works. The event, set to begin at 2 p.m. in the Dover Memorial Library, will feature Dr. Joseph Collins, Dr. Kent Blevins and Annette Pendergraft.

Collins recently released his first book, “What Does God Want Me to Do: Understanding and Responding to Calling.” The associate professor of discipleship studies penned the work as a guide to help laypeople and clergy pursue God’s will in biblical and practical ways.

Blevins, a professor of religious studies, wrote “How to Read the Bible Without Losing Your Mind: A Truth-Seekers Guide to Making Sense of the Scripture.” The book explores ways in which the Bible serves as a resource and shows how it can be read with full engagement.

Pendergraft, who wrote “400 Days and a Wake-up” and “Triangle,” will also be featured at the signing. She serves as secretary of the communication studies and social sciences departments.

Gardner-Webb plans to spotlight other published faculty and staff members through future book-signing events. For more information, contact Mischia Taylor at

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University provides exceptional educational opportunities within a Christian environment, preparing students to think critically, to succeed professionally, and to serve faithfully as members of their local and global communities.