Dr. Michael Olin Hitt?s Book Named Finalist in National ?Best Books? 2007 Awards

April 06, 2010

Mount Union College professor of English Dr. Michael Olin Hitt's book "The Word of God Upon My Lips: A Messenger Speaks. A Christian's Journey into Prophecy and Vital Messages for Our Time' has been selected as an award winner in the Spirituality: General category of the National 'Best Books' 2007 Awards by USABookNews.

USABookNews.com is the premiere online magazine and review website for mainstream and independent publishing houses. Awards were presented for titles published in 2007 and late 2006.

Olin Hitt's book The Word of God Upon My Lips: A Christian's Journey into Prophecy is the true story of Olin Hitt's experiences as a profound spiritual gift came upon him. Olin Hitt's sacred experience is often called deep-trance channeling, but he discovered that before people with such a gift were known as channelerers, they were called oracles, shamans, mystics and prophets.

The book traces Olin Hitt's struggle to understand the gift and place it in his own faith framework of the Judeo/Christian tradition. His background as a published short story writer is evident in the graceful mixture of story, sacred experience and small, accessible touches of research in Christian mysticism, the Kabbalah and biblical studies. The book is a gripping narrative of Olin Hitt's life and the influence of his spiritual gift during a time in which his family endured the stillbirth of a son and the long process of adopting a daughter from China. The narrative provides a glimpse of a family's struggle of faith during a time of grief and the development of an unusual gift of prophetic awareness.

Olin-Hitt will hold a presentation and book signing this Sunday, November 4 at 2 p.m. at Borders on The Strip, 6751 Strip Ave., North Canton and at Barnes and Noble bookstore on Olentangy River Road in Columbus on Tuesday, November 13 at 7 p.m. In addition, he will hold a book signing at the Mount Union College bookstore on Wednesday, November 28 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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