O’Donnell’s first book widely available across nation

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2004-04-28
Huntington, Ind.—Huntington College Associate Professor of Business and Executive-in-Residence, Jim O’Donnell, has released his first book, Letters for Lizzie. Published by Northfield/Moody Publishing, Chicago, the book focuses on his personal reflections of his wife’s battle with cancer and heart disease and serves as a compilation of insights on faith, illness and healing.

O’Donnell describes how his family faced cancer, heart failure, kidney failure, and other chronic problems, all the while keeping faith and sharing their hope with others. The book is composed of 13 letters written to "friends back East." In the book, each of the 13 original letters is preceded by a brief reflection on thoughts and emotions not included in the original letter.

A recent review from Publisher’s Weekly proclaimed O’Donnell’s book to be a “mature and gritty account of wrestling with God and what it means to be a ‘new creation.’”

Letters for Lizzie is widely available in bookstores across the nation and on-line at www.amazon.com. Orders of the book can also be taken at the official website, www.lettersforlizzie.com.

O’Donnell received his undergraduate degree from Brown University and his MBA from Columbia University. Professor O'Donnell is a certified public accountant and spent many years as an executive in the financial services industry with such firms as Fidelity Investments and the Dreyfus Corporation in Boston and New York, respectively.

Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 60 academic concentrations. USNews & World Report ranks Huntington among the top comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington College is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in Huntington, Indiana. The College is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).

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