Pass the Salt: Spiritual Poetry, Prophetic Messages and Empowering Quotes  to Awaken the Conscience and Revive the Spirit

Prince George’s County, Md.-based pastor and author Anita G. Naves looked to the Bible when writing her second book, Pass the Salt. The founder and CEO of the county’s Youthfest hopes to inspire the masses with her latest release, a collection of spiritual poetry and prose centered around the scripture, “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how can it be made salty again? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled on by the world”- Matthew 5:13.

Described as a “combination of prophetic messages, spiritual poetry and encouraging quotes,” Pass the Salt boldly addresses some of the world’s most critical social issues.

The pastor first earned international acclaim in 2008 when she held a prayer service inside a local grocery store. Since then, she has gone on to host numerous community-based events and is currently working on her third book while pursuing a doctorate in religion.

Naves, is currently the pastor and founder of Set Time To Prosper Christian Ministry.

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Teaching Theatre Today

Teaching Theatre Today was released in late 2009. The book, edited by Bowie State University’s associate professor of theatre arts, Dr. Gail S. Medford, and Purdue University’s assistant professor of theatre, Dr. Anne Fliotsos, addresses the changing nature of educational theory, curricula, and teaching methods in theatre programs of colleges and universities of the United States and Great Britain.

Unlike standard texts, Teaching Theatre Today is comprised of 13 essays. The essays are arranged to lead the reader from an overview of changing theories of theatre education through the teaching of specific types of courses. It includes the study of the African-American experience in theatre education, issues of changing pedagogical goals in the United Kingdom, and the current state of training for future teachers of theatre.  Finally, the book offers both historical and theoretical insights that drove pedagogy in American theatre education in colleges and universities during the 20th and 21st centuries.

“I’ve returned my focus on teaching and research, and I’m proud to be able to exemplify that in {Teaching Theatre Today,}” said Medford in a statement.

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My Two Best Friends are Hamsters

Native Washingtonian and author Mignon Pinson’s second children’s book, My Two Best Friends are Hamsters, seeks to entertain and teach youngsters valuable life lessons. The colorful, 44-page book shows children the value of playing alone sometimes and having pets as their closest friends.

The author said her newest release and previous children’s book, Angel Bee from Heaven (2006), were inspired by her two daughters.

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