Friday, March 16, 2012
What is next for Amazon Kindle Best-Selling Author Roy H. Ryan-"Mississippi Memories:The 1930's Great Depression-Good Memories"
This is a first-person account of a boy growing up during The Great Depression in the Rural South. It is non-fiction and autobiographical.
It is about growing up poor but not being very much aware of poverty because it was the common lot of most rural and small town people
of that era.
It is also about family, school and relationships that made life interesting even in tough times. It gives one a flavor of the 1930’s that can only be known by someone who experienced it first hand.
For a brief look at a country boy’s life and experiences, as well as a flavor of the hard times of the 30’s and early 40’s, this little tome will give the reader
a colorful view of what is was like growing up poor in rural Mississippi. It
is also about dreams and achievements of a child of the Depression.
Roy H. Ryan, a retired United Methodist Minister, is a native of Mississippi.
He served pastorates in Mississippi and Texas before becoming an Adult Education Specialist with The General Board of Discipleship of The United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tennessee. He served 22 years in that role.
Roy is the author/editor of nine books on Christian Education. His articles have appeared in numerous church and professional publications. For many years he contributed regularly to the development and writing of curriculum resources through The United Methodist Publishing House. He has taught courses at SMU and Itawamba Community College. He is presently a free-
lance writer and a regular teacher in his local church.
He holds a B.A. degree in Sociology/Anthropology from Millsaps College; an M.Div (Master of Divinity) from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology; an S.T.M. (Master of Sacred Theology) from Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology; and a professional doctorate, D.Min (Doctor of Ministry)from the Divinity School of Vanderbilt University. The three professional degrees are in biblical/theological studies; Adult Christian Education and Theological Ethics.
Roy lives with his wife, Doris, in The Traceway Retirement Community in Tupelo, Mississippi. The Ryans have three adult daughters and six young adult grandchildren. He continues to be involved in church, community and political affairs.