Inspirational author to appear at James V. Brown Library

Author Angela Schans will present a reading and book signing in the Lowry Room on the third floor of the Welch Family Wing at the James V. Brown Library 6:30 p.m. Friday to promote her new inspirational book, “Meetings with Beppe: Glimpses Into a Frieslandic Grandmother’s Spirituality.”

According to the author, “This is a true and inspirational memoir of my husband’s grandmother who continued to walk in signs and wonders and evangelistic power through the fog of dementia and even after her death on Christmas day. The mood of this story is very uplifting. Some have reported reading and rereading it with tears and great enjoyment. It is published with a portion of Beppe’s poetry at the end of each chapter. I am so happy to be able to share with you about my meetings with Beppe! It is the kind of book you will want to share with any friends or family you know, especially those with aging parents, or involved in elder care. Also it is just a great comfort to all of us as we look forward to growing old and full of God’s grace like Beppe did!”

This inspirational memoir is suitable for nursing homes, ministers to the elderly and families dealing with dementia patients; even when her mind is gone a great grandmother’s faith continues strong and changes lives. This book is a powerful comfort to those whose loved ones have been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. It shares a lovingly written testimonial of how a well-loved grandmother continued to live a satisfying and productive life of faith long after the disease stole her ability to live independently or recognize her family.

It is highly recommended reading for ministers working in nursing homes as well as families dealing with the dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

For more information call 326-0536. Books will be available for purchase.

This thought provoking and entertaining opportunity at the James V. Brown Library is part of the statewide literacy initiative of PA Forward, helping libraries build communities one person at a time.