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6505- Troy Meeder Presents, “Healing-Hearts-Horses-Hope: How Horses Can Bring us Closer to God”

6505-January 25, 2013

Troy Meeder Malone University will host author Troy Meeder, Thursday, February 28 at 7 pm. in the Stewart Room of the Randall Campus Center (The Barn), 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton. The program, Healing-Hearts-Horses-Hope: How Horses Can Bring Us Closer to God – is free and open to the public.

Troy Meeder is the author of Average Joe: God's Extraordinary Calling to Ordinary Men. In addition, he is co-founder of Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch – the Ranch of Rescued Dreams. After a career in corporate America, he served as a youth pastor. Troy's wife, Kim, is the author of Hope Rising, Bridge Called Hope, and Blind Hope— books that share stories of people dramatically influenced by their ministry.

Visit Troy's website at www.CrystalPeaksYouthRanch.com.

Whispering Grace Horses Inc., a new non-profit organization in Lawrence Township (Western Stark County), whose mission is to provide a safe, loving, and encouraging environment to educate any individual who desires to learn equine care while building hope and learning skills to improve quality of life.

About Average Joe:

"What is happening to my life?"

Have you ever honestly asked yourself that question? As young boys, we dreamed of being pilots, firefighters, doctors, and cowboys. Now we're older, with a wonderful wife and kids, as well as a mortgage, a minivan, and a fulfilling but not-so-glamorous job. What happened? All the dreams that once inspired us have evaporated into traffic jams, computer screens, bills, and deadlines. Why is life so ordinary?

If you think your life is nothing special, take a look at it through God's eyes.

The revealing truth is that God chooses "ordinary," faithful men to do His most important work—regular guys like Peter the fisherman, David the shepherd, Stephen the waiter, Gideon the farmer, Paul the tentmaker, and even Jesus the carpenter. In this engaging book, Troy Meeder blends stories about biblical characters and contemporary men to show that an "average-Joe" life, an "ordinary" existence, shapes a man's integrity, moral stability, resolve, and strength.

The world desperately needs an army of "average Joes." Like you.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2015 

Contact:

Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424


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