Tom in Iraq as a Military Observer

Tom in Iraq as a Military Observer
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Friday, April 29, 2016

Norman Oklahoma Bookstore to host Tom Spence book signing

Thirty days has September, April—oh wait—April 30th is the big book signing event in Norman, Oklahoma.  That’s right, on the very last day of this month, western Oklahoma author Tom Spence, will be selling and signing his books at Hastings Book Music & Video in  Norman, Oklahoma on Saturday, 30 April 2016 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Hastings is located at 2300 West Main Street in Norman, Oklahoma.  

Tom will have a variety of books published by Tate Publishing.  Two of the most hard-hitting books, especially for those in western Oklahoma, are Throw Away Kids and PoMo Poverty.  In these companion selections, Tom goes beyond identifying society’s problems; he brings us to solutions that don’t wait on the government to fix or ignore the problems.

Tom is an ordained minister in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the pastor of the congregation in Burns Flat, Oklahoma. 

As a pastor, he returned this past summer from his second trip to Africa to train pastors and church leaders in Kenya and Uganda.  He has served as moderator of the Red River Presbytery but perhaps is best known as the guy who gives out wristbands that read:  GOD LOVES YOU – LOVE ONE ANOTHER.

He is a retired U.S. Marine Corps officer that served in all four Marine Divisions, including a tour training reservists.  He has served in Iraq and Kuwait, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, aboard Marine bases on the east and west coasts of the United States, and has a substantial amount of service afloat.  His final tour was as a program manager in charge of maintenance and modifications of Marine Corps ground training systems and simulators around the globe.

Tom served as both student and instructor at the Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia—the Crossroads of the Corps, and proudly boasts that he successfully avoided a tour in the Pentagon for his entire career.  Tom wrote two books specifically about the Marine Corps.  The first was a first person collection of observations and anecdotes titled Sea Stories.  The other was Christianity for Marines.

Tom will also have with him, two unique books with fast moving dialogue where two men—The Conversation—and two women—Going Up—drop their defense mechanisms and actually talk about important things.

Please join Tom on Saturday 30 April 2016, buy a few books, and get a cup of coffee or something to eat at this one stop for everything store

Check out this review  and interview conducted by Serious Reading for Tom’s novel set against an end times background—Even the Elect.

Book Signing by Tom Spence
 2300 West Main, Norman Oklahoma
30 April 2016

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.