Saturday, May 4, 2013
Christian Author David Burton Manuel, Jr., Graduates to Eternal Reward
By Peter S. Andersen Special to ASSIST News Service
TULSA, OK (ANS) — Sir David Manuel, (9/24/1936 – 4/25/2013), who co-authored with former Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall, The Light and the Glory, the story of America’s Christian heritage, passed away at his home on April 25, 2013.
David authored over twenty books, some of which were best-sellers, including From Sea to Shining Sea (also with the late Peter Marshall), Like a Mighty River, The Jesus Factor, the Faith Abby mystery series, Once upon a Prayer and The Last Great Awakening.
A graduate of Yale University, David’s writings have encouraged millions of believers worldwide for over thirty years. His writings on American history and the Bible have been standard tools for many Christian leaders and educators. He founded Awakening Books LLC in Tulsa, co-founded Logos Publishing and founded Rock Harbor Publishing.
He was a popular voice on Salem Radio in Boston and live streaming around the globe on the Resurrect America Radio Show. He appeared in historical documentaries on Trinity Broadcasting Network, LESEA television and Daystar Television Network.
Due to his literary achievements, David was knighted on the Queen Mary in the oldest European order of Constantine in 2009. He was ordained in 2012 in HIM Ministries at A Glorious Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
David served as a lieutenant in the Naval Air Force where he logged 2,600 hours of flight time on patrols during which he stopped a Russian war maneuver. After four years of service, he worked for a division of Doubleday for eight years, spending much of that time in Toronto. He later became the head of the book publishing division of Logos International. But one day in 1973 he decided to do his own writing. He spoke in conferences and was a summer instructor at Gordon-Conwell College at the Publishers/Writer’s Ockenga Institute.
David spent over thirty years in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, writing in his lighthouse office and often teaching writing workshops where he would encourage and prepare authors to pursue their dreams. His final residence was with his wife Dr. Shelli J. B. Manuel in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
David was a graduate of the Screen Writing academy of MOVIEGUIDE® in Hollywood where he worked on his last project about George Washington. His legacy honors God through the work he did and the life he lived. He is survived by his wife Shelli, daughter Blair M. Tingley, four granddaughters, his sister Comelia Anne M. Ford and his brother William S. Manuel, III.
His funeral will be held at Victory Christian Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at 10:00 am with all military honors and he will be buried at the Arlington National Cemetery.
A memorial service will be held in his honor in Plymouth, Massachusetts, at the New Testament Church; and a memorial reception will be held in his honor in Washington, D.C., at the National Press Club on May 30, 2013.
The Moore Funeral Home is located at 21st Street and Memorial Street in Tulsa and may be found online at http://www.moorefuneral.com. Flowers are welcome or tax-deductible donations may be made to Harvest Projects International, Inc., or online at www.resurrectamerica.com. Shelli may be reached at email@example.com.
David’s work, videos and photos may be viewed here: Original composition of “Love Song”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RChAJDW8ntA David’s and Shelli’s wedding: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUXor2tx4jk Documentary on Plymouth on TBN & DAYSTAR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxuGimQOTqY The memorial of David’s life: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-micXzDsGnA&feature=youtube_gdata