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Dr. John Bressler to speak at Meet the Author event
Minister, columnist to speak at local library Tuesday at 7 p.m.
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    Minister, teacher, newspaper columnist — the Statesboro community knows Dr. John Bressler as all these things.  On Tuesday, March 3 at 7 p.m. Dr. Bressler will add the title of “author” to this list as he participates in the Friends of the Statesboro-Bulloch County Library’s “Meet the Author” series.
    Bressler has collected many of his newspaper columns into two audio CDs called Homespun Fun and Homespun Theology.  
    “Dr. Bressler has a folksy and humorous way of expressing himself as he uses everyday illustrations to make important points,” says librarian Cora Fay.  “I always look for his column first in my weekend paper.”
    Dr. Bressler and his wife have lived in Statesboro for many years and since his retirement from the church Dr. Bressler has been teaching at East Georgia College.
    He sees teaching as a ministry, but does not “preach” to the students.  The class he most enjoys teaching is called Student Success, which he says prepares students for the rigors of college coursework.  He also teaches test-taking skills, helping students learn a different way to study.
    In his columns for the Statesboro Herald, Dr. Bressler says he likes to illustrate with words, painting a picture for his audience to see as they read.  He said he wanted to put his columns onto a CD, partly because writing a book is a lonely and time-consuming endeavor.
    Dr. Bressler also said much of the credit for the CD goes to Glenn Haynes, minister of music at First United Methodist Church, for his professional touch in the production of the discs.
    This event is free and open to the public.  A reception will follow the program and copies of the CDs will be available for sale.
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