New book! Melvin M. Maxwell: A Tribute

Born and raised during the Great Depression, Melvin Maxwell survived and even thrived to become a faithful follower of Jesus Christ and humbly influence seven generations of students, faculty, ministry leaders, and corporate officers. Melvin Maxwell: A Tribute is a collection of heartwarming reflections by those whom he has mentioned–of whom many have gone on to bless their own generations literally around the world. His immeasurable devotion to God, to his family, and to his calling have been motivating factors in the success of church leaders, business leaders, educators, and laypersons everywhere.Sixth president of what is now Ohio Christian University in Circleville, Ohio, Dr. Melvin Maxwell led the institution to a new campus with a new vision–all based on its foundation of faith and its mission to influence the world with the positive hope of the gospel. OCU President Dr. Mark Smith said, "These tributes are only a few among the testimonies of hundreds and thousands of lives Melvin Maxwell and his wife, Laura, have reached with the love of God."Melvin M. Maxwell: A Tribute is available on in paperback and Kindle editions. "Dr. Melvin Maxwell is 90 years old, and he still takes time to call and encourage me. He is the most exuberant and enthusiastic person I have ever met. I always have a better day when I hear his booming voice calling me with a positive word for my life."OCU Alumnus Dr. Stan Toler is a general superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene, former Vice President of Dr. John C. Maxwell's INJOY, and a best-selling author of nearly 100 books, including Practical Guide to Pastoral Ministry; Giving Living, Total Quality Living, ReThink Your Life, and his popular Minute Motivator series. His latest book, God Can Do Anything but Fail, So Try Parasaling in a Wind Storm” is part of a series that has sold over one million copies worldwide. Learn more at"Dr. Melvin Maxwell truly is a Holy Spirit anointed minister of the gospel and one of the greatest church leaders of his generation."President Mark A. Smith came to Ohio Christian University in 2006 after serving as Vice President of Adult and Graduate Studies at Indiana Wesleyan University where he taught for the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Education programs. He coauthored the book, Leading Change in Your World, and frequently collaborates with schools and corporations to promote vision casting and strategic planning. Learn more at

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