‘Meet the Authors’ Book Signing to Feature Work of GWU Employees

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Authors include Scott Shauf, Don Berry, Joseph Webb, and Doug Bryan

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. — Gardner-Webb University will host a book-signing event on Wednesday, March 25, for four faculty and staff members who published works. The event, scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Dover Memorial Library, will feature Dr. Scott Shauf, Dr. Donald Berry, Dr. Joseph Webb and Dr. Doug Bryan.

Dr. Shauf, associate professor of religious Studies, recently published “The Divine Acts and Ancient Historiography.” Dr. Berry, professor of religious studies, will sign for “Pictures of Islam.” Dr. Webb, professor of communication studies, wrote “Home to Tunnel Hill” in June 2014. Dr. Bryan, associate provost of academic development, will sign for his first novel, entitled “What the Willows Know.”

In “The Divine Acts and Ancient Historiography,” Dr. Shauf compares the portrayal of the divine in the book of Acts with portrayals of the divine in other ancient historiographical writings. Shauf is author of scholarly articles on Acts and theology as history.

Dr. Berry wrote “Pictures of Islam” in 2007. Berry has two decades of teaching experience and has given lectures in theological schools in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and South America. He is also the author of “Islam and Modernity through the Writings of the Islamic Modernist Fazlur Rahman,” along with numerous scholarly articles.

In “Home to Tunnel Hill,” Dr. Webb unveils his unknown family religious history. He’ll also sign for “Postmodern Bible Study: How to Unlock Texts for New Biblical Perspectives,” one of the multiple books he’s authored about the Christian faith in modern times.

Along with “What the Willows Know,” Dr. Bryan is the author of “Rummaging for Will,” which debuted as a full-length theatre production at Gardner-Webb in 2013, and “I-Ya-I-Ya-O,” a two-act comedy.

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

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.