September 25, 2013


MTSO faculty authors to speak at Beehive Books

Zimmerman and Van Meter

Methodist Theological School in Ohio faculty members Timothy Van Meter and Yvonne Zimmerman will discuss their recently published books at Beehive Books, 25 N. Sandusky St. in Delaware, Ohio. The event will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 8.

Van Meter, assistant professor in the Alford Chair of Christian Education and Youth Ministry, is the author of "Created in Delight: Youth, Church, and the Mending of the World," published in December 2012 by Wipf and Stock. The book outlines an approach to youth ministry that puts humans' relationship with all of creation front and center.

Zimmerman, associate professor of Christian ethics, wrote "Other Dreams of Freedom: Religion, Sex and Human Trafficking," published by Oxford University Press in December 2012. Her book asserts that the United States' response to trafficking has been shaped by persuasive voices in the religious community with an approach that often leaves sex workers more vulnerable and tends to overlook the plight of exploited laborers in other kinds of work.

Both Zimmerman and Van Meter will speak briefly about their books and respond to questions. Both books will be available for purchase from Beehive at a 10 percent discount.

Located in the heart of downtown Delaware, Beehive Books is an independent bookstore offering new books, coffee from Stauf's, magazines, newspapers and other objects of interest. Its website is

Methodist Theological School in Ohio prepares leaders of many faith traditions for lives of significance in service to the church and the world. The school offers master's degrees in divinity, counseling ministries, theological studies and practical theology, as well as a Doctor of Ministry degree. For more information, visit

Danny Russell, director of communications, 740-362-3322