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The Mark Twain House & Museum and Hartford Seminary Present a Book Event with DANIEL DARLING, 10/20

From hit songs to bumper stickers to eye-black, Jesus is trending high wherever you look. But at the end of the day, many "try Jesus" and come away disappointed in the experience. That's because the Jesus of popular culture looks much more like us than the God-man who appeared in the flesh two thousand years ago. We've got Guru Jesus, Braveheart Jesus, Dr. Phil Jesus, Free-Range Jesus, and plenty more imposters that feed into our selfish desires. The problem is, they don't have the power to save us or transform us into new creations. Luckily, it doesn't have to be that way.

The Original Jesus calls readers back to the Jesus who demands our worship--the potter who molds us, the clay. Seekers, skeptics, and sojourners in the way of faith will see Jesus for who he really is: God in the flesh, calling us to surrender our very lives that we may truly live. Foreword by Russell Moore.

The Book/Mark Series is supported by a generous grant from the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A. and Alan S. Parker, Trustees.

Tuesday, Oct. 20

7 PM

Mark Twain House and Museum

351 Farmington Ave., Hartford

This is a free BOOK/MARK event and is followed by a book sale and signing. Reservations are recommended. Please call (860) 280-3130 or click here.

About Daniel Darling

Daniel Darling currently lives in the Nashville, Tennessee area with his wife Angela and their four children. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Pastoral Ministry at Dayspring Bible College and is currently working on receiving his Master's at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. When he's not spending time with his family or studying, Daniel is the Vice President of Communications for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. Also, Darling is the host of a podcast series called The Way Home, is the author of several books, and has had his work featured in several publications such as, Relevant Magazine, Homelife, and Christianity Today.

About Lauren Yarger

Lauren Yarger reviews Broadway and Off-Broadway theater as editor of Reflections in the Light, the only source for professional theater reviews/news with an added Christian perspective. She also covers Connecticut theater for The Connecticut Arts Connection and the Manchester Journal-Inquirer. She is a voting member of the Drama Desk, The Outer Critics Circle, The American Theater Critics Association and the CT Critics Circle. A playwright and theater producer, a writer and book reviewer for Publishers Weekly and is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. As owner of The WritePros, she produces events to help authors create a buzz about their books. She is a contributor to and formerly a Connecticut Contributing Editor.

Hartford Seminary is a non-denominational graduate school for religious and theological studies. What makes Hartford Seminary unique is their multi-faith environment and their proven ability to prepare leaders for the complex world that surrounds everyone. The school offers degree programs and graduate certificates as well as leadership certificates. Hartford Seminary seeks out students who are interested in serving their communities and deepening their own faiths, as well as understanding the faiths of others.

The Mark Twain House & Museum has restored the author's Hartford, Connecticut, home, where the author and his family lived from 1874 to 1891. Twain wrote his most important works during the years he lived there, including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.

The house and museum at 351 Farmington Ave. are open daily from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. For more information, call (860) 247-0998 or visit

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