The Persistence Of Memory

A Faith Interpretation of Art Forms

by William R. Ragsdale Sr.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/1/2019

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 60
ISBN : 9781973666431
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 60
ISBN : 9781973666424

About the Book

This is an off-the-wall application of one person’s growth in the Christian faith that offers the reader an insight into their own faith as it relates to life, themselves, and others. The book offers a quite candid interpretation of various selected art forms such as paintings, musicals, and popular songs and offers a guide for others to consider or look at art around us from a faith (Christian) point of view, which does not exclude other faiths like Jewish, Muslim, and others.

“Bill Ragsdale has gifted us with a remarkable book... Thank you for such a marvelous present.”

-- Dr. James Howell, senior pastor, Myers Park United Methodist Church, Charlotte, North Carolina

About the Author

William R. Ragsdale, Sr. is a retired United Methodist preacher who is also an accomplished magician having developed and performed education school assembly magic shows for 10 years while on leave of absent from the Western N.C. Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. His call into the clergy came in April 1960 during Religious Emphasis week at Hampden Sydney College in Hampden Sydney, Virginia. From Hampden Sydney College he went on to receive further educational training from Duke Divinity School, Durham,NC and The Ecumenical Institute, Chicago, Illinois. He is retired from the pastorate and lives with his wife Annie Joe Ivie Ragsdale in Salisbury, NC He enjoys activity at the local Hurley YMCA, watching Apple TV programs and other TV shows, and entertaining himself with magic tricks. He is a friend of Bill’s and 12 step programs.