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Webber to visit Kent library

Updated 10:22 am, Thursday, January 24, 2013
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Kent Memorial Library will present a program with noted author Christopher L. Webber Feb. 2 at 4 p.m.

The Sharon resident will discuss and sign copies of his most recent book "American to the Backbone," the story of James W.C. Pennington, a forgotten hero of 19th century America--a former slave who became a Yale scholar, a congregational pastor, and an international leader of the Antebellum abolitionist movement.

Mr. Webber, a graduate of Princeton University and the General Theological Seminary in New York, is the author of a number of books ranging from a guidebook for Vestries to a study of Christian marriage.

He has also written hymns included in several major hymnals in the United States and Canada.

His most recent books are "American to the Backbone," "Welcome to Christian Faith," an introduction to Christian life and teaching, "The Beowulf Trilogy," his own translation of the old English saga with two sequels, and "A Year with American Saints," co-authored with Lutheran Pastor G. Scott Cady, which presents, stories of 365 men and women of every Christian tradition who have helped shape American life over four centuries.

For more information and registration, call the Main Street library at 860-927-3761.