The Daily Grind

GOD with Your Coffee

by Susan Ward Diamond



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/27/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9781456752149
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9781456752132
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9781456752125

About the Book

About the Author

The Rev. Dr. Susan Ward Diamond is the Senior Minister of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Montgomery, Alabama. Before coming to Montgomery in May of 2003, she served for thirteen years as Senior Minister of First Christian Church (Disciples) in Naples, Florida. Dr. Diamond received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas in 1987, a Master of Divinity degree from Brite Divinity School, TCU, in 1990 and a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio in 2001. Her doctoral dissertation, “Community Evangelism in an Ecumenical Context through the Weekday Preschool” examined the relationship of congregations and church-sponsored preschools, along with the opportunities for sharing faith and support in those relationships. In January of 2006, Dr. Diamond began a daily on-line publication of her “Thoughts for the Day” as an encouragement to her congregation’s spiritual growth and development. The rapid expansion of email readership has been amazing. The “thoughts” are based upon Dr. Diamond’s real life experiences and struggles as she considers short quotes from both ancient and contemporary sources. At times painfully honest, at times humorous, always honest, readers are able to connect with their own faith journey and realize that God is still there to love, forgive and guide them on their way. As a result of the growth of “Thoughts for the Day” readership, in 2007 Dr. Diamond was asked to become a contributing columnist for Montgomery Elite, a local women’s magazine. In 2008, the Montgomery Advertiser, asked Dr. Diamond to write a monthly religion column entitled The Heart of the Matter. As her audience has grown, so have the requests for her writings to be compiled in book form. Susan is married to her husband of 32 years, Ron Diamond. They are the proud parents of their miniature dachshund Sweet Pea and “adopted parents” of Rosa and Aggie Kwambolsa, two little girls in Kenya whom they help to support and send to school.