Bud Ross, Ada, will sign copies of his new book “Imaginings: Reading Between the Lines of Bible Stories” at Ada Public Library on Wednesday, July 11 from 4-5:30 p.m. Books will be available for $11 and refreshments will be provided.
The book, “Imaginings,” was written to meet the need for fresh insights into familiar Biblical texts. Individuals who may have wondered, “Does the Bible mean more than most people read?” or “Is there more in the Bible than meets the eye?” or “Would the Bible come alive if we knew 'the rest of the story’?” then this is a book that may speak to them. The challenging questions at the end of each of the 13 chapters makes the book easy to use for Sunday school classes and small groups.
Ross is a native of Holdenville and has lived in Ada since 1971. He served his first four years in Ada as youth minister for Central Church of Christ and has served as pulpit minister since 1975.
Currently in his 42nd year of ministry in Ada, Ross has served in numerous civic capacities including president of Ada Rotary Club, president of Ada Ministerial Alliance, chaplain for Ada Police Department, chaplain for Tyson Foods at Holdenville and spirituality instructor at Rolling Hills Psychiatric Hospital.
Ross has served as chaplain for the Oklahoma House of Representatives and the Oklahoma State Senate. In 2009, the College of Biblical Studies at Oklahoma Christian University presented him with the Alumni Achievement Award in Ministry. Ross also established Faith Based Counseling Services, which he operates along with his son, Toby, who is a licensed professional counselor. Ross was educated at Oklahoma Christian University and Abilene Christian University. His wife, Judy, has directed Central Bible Academy at the Central Church of Christ since 1978. His oldest son, Jody, is human resources professional in Austin, Texas.