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Joy Ibsen, Author of "Unafraid," at North Wind Books Thursday

July 27, 2009

HANCOCK, MI - Thursday, July 30, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., Finlandia University's North Wind Books will host a presentation and book signing with writer, musician, and lay minister Joy Ibsen, author of Unafraid.

Ibsen's second book, Unafraid features the sermon notes of her late father, Danish-American pastor Rev. Harald Ibsen. Each chapter of the book starts with one of his sermons, written between 1940 and 1960, followed by autobiographical and fictional accounts of parishioners' thoughts and what may have been going on in their lives when they heard the sermons.

Ibsen is editor of the monthly periodical, Church and Life, a publication of the Danish Interest Conference of the ELCA. She has published several articles in Church and Life and other magazines. In 2006 she was awarded the prestigious Danish Heritage Preservation Award by Grand View College. Her first book, Songs of Denmark, was published in 2005; it was presented to Danish Royalty in March 2009.

Ibsen lives in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Refreshments will be served

North Wind Books is located at 437 Quincy St., downtown Hancock. For information, call 487-7217.