Local authors will sign books at Logos Bookshop in Kent on May 21
When Edie Bowman of Canton wrote her book, “God In Every Moment — Nothing Is Off Limits,” she had no idea that her friend, Deborah Markowitz Solan of Cuyahoga Falls had written a similar book, “Chesed (Mercy) — A Jewish Woman’s Discovery of God’s Mercy.
“Your book was absolutely inspiring, encouraging and extremely relevant to me,” Bowman told Solan. “We have similar ways of thinking spiritually and artistically and your book was so similar to mine.”
When Solan read Bowman’s book, she had the same feelings.
“Edie’s book is an authentic and relatable compilation of entertaining and inspiring stories, poems, quotes and life experiences,” Solan said. “From social issues to faith challenges and successes, ‘God Every Moment’ captures the real-life experiences of an African-American woman who is committed to her faith, her family, and allowing God to shine through her. .”
Bowman and Solan will bring their love for God and people to a dedication event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 21 at Logos Bookstore, 976 W. Main St., Kent.
“Edie and I are thrilled to come together as ‘sisters’ in our faith for our book signing,” Solan said. We both believe that the love of God overcomes racial barriers and brings hope in times of uncertainty. We look forward to seeing many friends at the book signing and thank Logos Bookstore for organizing this event.
Bowman holds a degree in communication arts with a concentration in theater from Malone University, where she served as a professional tutor for five years. She is a professional playwright and founder and CEO of the community theater company “Into The Light Productions”. She also holds a Bachelor of Divinity from Barak Christian Life School of Theology. She is also a certified life coach and has been a cosmetologist for 30 years.
She has been married to Charles Bowman for 27 years and they have three daughters, Jazzmin, Tatiana and Autumn. Charles Bowman was a math teacher at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent for 14 years. He will be present at the book signing on May 21.
Solan grew up Jewish in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from high school at the age of 16 and was the first intern student of Sesame Street – Electric Company magazines. She graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and had a 35-year, Portage County-wide career in journalism, public relations and philanthropy. She was also a substitute teacher in the Kent City School District for six years. She has been a leader in all aspects of ministry, including teaching children and adults, leading Bible studies for women, and leading missionary work and community evangelism. In addition to her book, Deborah has been published in Today’s Christian Living magazine, David C Cook Devotionals, The Gospel Herald and Sunday School Times magazine, and The Union Gospel Press Bible Expositor and Illuminator.
She has been married to her husband, George M. Solan, Jr., for over 41 years and the couple have one daughter, Samantha (Solan) Kacik of Tallmadge.