David Manuel

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Sir David Manuel, co-author of the 1980 history classic THE LIGHT AND THE GLORY about Americas Christian heritage, passed away recently at home. 9/24/1936 - 4/25/2013 David is the bestselling author of over twenty books, including THE LIGHT AND THE GLORY and FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA with the late Peter Marshall, LIKE A MIGHTY RIVER, and THE JESUS FACTOR, FAITH ABBY MYSTERY SERIES, ONCE UPON A PRAYER, THE LAST GREAT AWAKENING. Graduating from Yale, David Manuels works have been an encouragement to millions of Christians around the globe for over 30 years. His inspiring writings on history and the Bible have been foundational tools for many Christian leaders and educators. He was a contributor and served as an editor of the Lit in the 1950's. His senior year was 1958. He attended prep schools, Hawken, Deerfield. He founded Awakening Books LLC in Tulsa, and was a co founder of LOGOS Publishing and the Founder of ROCK HARBOR Publishing. He was a popular voice on Salem Radio in Boston and live streaming around the globe on the Resurrect America Radio Show and did guest appearances and historical documentaries on TBN, LESEA, DAYSTAR TV networks. For his literary achievements, in 2009, David was knighted on the Queen Mary in the oldest European order of Constantine. He was also ordained in 2012 in HIM Ministries at A Glorious Church, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Before becoming a best selling author, David served as a lieutenant in the Naval Air Force, where he logged 2,600 hours of flight time on patrols and stopped a Russian war maneuver. After four years of service, he worked for a division of Doubleday for eight years, spending much of that time in Toronto. He later became the head of the book publishing division of Logos International, until one day in 1973, he decided to do his own writing. He spoke in conferences and was a summer instructor at Gordon Conwell College at the Publishers/Writers Ockenga Institute. David spent over thirty years in Cape Cod, Mass, writing in his lighthouse office and often teaching writing workshops where he would encourage and prepare authors to pursue their dreams. His final residence was with his wife Dr. Shelli Manuel in Tulsa, Oklahoma. David was a graduate of Screen Writing academy of MOVIEGUIDE in Hollywood, working on his last project about George Washington. David Manuel left a legacy that honors God through the work he did and the life he lived. Davids parents owned a Steel Company on the Erie Canal in Cleveland OH, David Burton Manuel Senior and Anne Covert Myer. He is survived by his wife: Dr. Shelli J. B. Manuel and his daughter: Blair M. Tingley and four granddaughters and a sister: Comelia Anne M. Ford, and a brother: William S. Manuel III. His funeral will be held in Victory Christian Center in Tulsa, OK on Saturday, May, 4th, 2013 at 10 am with all military honors and he will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Another Memorial Service is being held for him later this month in Plymouth, MA, at the New Testament Church and there will be a memorial reception for him in Washington DC, at the National Press Club the last Thurs of May. Moore Funeral Home at 21st and Memorial in Tulsa may be reached at www.moorefuneral.com . Flowers are welcome or donations to Harvest Projects International Inc. (501C3 tax deductible). A paypal donation link is available at www.resurrectamerica.com. Shelli may be reached at www.shellijm@aol.com or cards can be sent to PO BOX 701410, Tulsa, OK 74170 View links of his work and videos and photos: Original Composition: Love Song: https:/ www.youtube.com/watch?v=RChAJDW8ntA Wedding: https: www. youtube.com/watch?v=IUXor2tx4jk Documentary on Plymouth on TBN & DAYSTAR https:www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxuGimQOTqY

Published in Old Colony Memorial from May 3 to May 10, 2013
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