Thursday October 21, 2010

No Longer Afraid

Music professor and minister Donna Cox has written a book that teaches readers how to break free of fear, anxiety and worry.

After publishing a personal story of healing, a University of Dayton music professor and ordained minister has released a book aimed at helping people break free.

No Longer Afraid: Breaking Free of the Fear That Has You Bound is the Rev. Donna Cox's fourth book. In a straight-forward, open manner, Cox moves from personal story to application in the new book. Readers will easily identify with the stories and light-hearted illustrations. To encourage readers to go deeper, Cox provides questions for reflection at the end of each chapter.

"This book offers Biblical truth and practical ways to break free from the fear, worry and anxiety that often sideline believers and make them less victorious," Cox said.

No Longer Afraid follows Cox's 2007 book, Angels Encamped About Me: Provision In the Wilderness, which she described as her personal story that was designed as a healing book for her and for readers.

Cox will lead November's Perspectives on Faith and Life, a four-times-a-year discussion series designed for students and faculty to talk talk about religious, academic and social topics and their related faith perspectives. The dinner session is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, in Barrett Dining Room. Her topic is "Then Sings My Soul: Encountering God Through Music." Click here for more information.

Cox earned a Ph.D. and master of music degree from Washington University, St. Louis, in Performance Practices: Choral Conducting. She also earned a master's degree in theological studies from the University of Dayton. As a music faculty member at the University of Dayton, Cox directs the Ebony Heritage Singers, the University's gospel choir. She served as music department chair from 2001-2008.

She is ordained by the American Baptist Churches USA and is a member of Omega Baptist Church where she and her husband have led the Marriage Builders Ministry for 15 years.

Cox's other two books include Gospel Songs Your Choir Will Love To Sing and Music In The Core Curriculum: An Integrative Approach.

For more information, contact Meagan Pant, assistant director of media relations, at 937-229-3256 or mpant1@udayton.edu.

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