Available 9/15/09!

Treasured: Knowing God by the Things He Keeps

By Leigh McLeroy

Every object tells a story. His story. Your story.

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About Leigh. In Her Own Words.

Leigh McLeroy Photograph

Full name: Nona Leigh McLeroy (Nona was my paternal grandmother)

Place of birth: Honolulu, Hawaii (Dad was in the Navy)

Date of birth: December 31, long ago and far away (see “Place of birth”)

Marital status: Never married, but might one day

Current residence: A 1920s cottage in an old, near-town neighborhood

Occupation: Christ follower, writer, author, teacher

Education: Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Texas A&M University

Church affiliation: Southern Baptist turned Presbyterian (EPC)

Work history: Little league scorekeeper, babysitter, drugstore clerk, television news reporter, junior copywriter, advertising account executive, marketing director, research assistant, ghostwriter

Strongly dislikes: Call waiting, text messaging as a means of conversation, brussel sprouts

Roomates: Owen, one handsome but spoiled Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Vices: Books and bread (Because man cannot live by bread alone…)

Favorite sport: Baseball

Favorite season: Autumn

Take my coffee: Black, or with one sugar

On my bookshelf: Emily Dickinson, Anne Dillard, Frederick Buechner, C.S. Lewis, Peter Kreeft, Ken Gire, Wendell Berry, Dorothy Sayers, the apostle Paul, Luther, John Piper, N.T. Wright, Eugene Peterson, Flannery O’Connor, G.K. Chesterton

On my iPod: Lyle Lovett, U2, Bruce Springsteen, The Supremes, The Temptations, Derek Webb, Andrew Peterson, Bebo Norman, Allen Levi, David Wilcox, Sarah Groves, Trisha Yearwood, Patsy Cline, Alan Jackson, Allison Krauss, Harry Connick, Jr.

Favorite hymn: There are two: Be Thou My Vision and Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Life verse: There are two: Philippians 4:10-11 and Psalm 16:11

Epitaph of choice: “Finally, she’s fine.”