Book Signing for Come into the Light by Tony Scully
Books on Broad will host former Camden Mayor and writer Tony Scully for a book signing of his latest collection of poetry, Come into the Light, on Small Business Saturday, November 28, 2020, from 2:00pm - 4:00pm. Books on Broad is located at 944 Broad Street, Camden, S.C. 803-713-7323 M-S. The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and autographing.
Tony Scully’s poems in Come into the Light offer an outspoken conversation with the Gospels, arguably the most transformative teaching in our known history. The wisdom of the great masters among us, Jesus, the Buddha, and Mohammed, speak of universal compassion, love and forgiveness. Jesus preaches that one will find God, not in invoking what amounts to an anthropomorphic idol, but in searching one’s own heart, as in his fundamental teaching, “the kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:21)
Tony Scully’s poems address Jesus, the central figure of the Gospels, with questioning, irreverence, and occasional confrontation. In his view, many of the stories, even that of the resurrection itself, hinge on miracles, reflecting earlier religions that expected gods to cure illnesses, raise the dead, and even walk on water, rather than on the powers of compassion, love, and forgiveness that characterize Jesus. In the author’s view, the heart of Jesus is proof enough of his transcendence.
In a brilliant creative life, Tony Scully has been a Broadway playwright, a Jesuit, and mayor of a Southern city. A graduate of Boston College and the Yale School of Drama, he served as a deacon for the Reverend William Sloane Coffin. At the Woodstock Center for Religion and Worship he pursued liturgical reform. In Hollywood he was a writer/consultant. He has taught painting, worked in street theatre, and these days seeks to nurture the individual voice.
Books on Broad is an independent book store and coffee shop located in downtown historic Camden proudly serving SC roasted King Bean coffee and offering a broad selection of new, used, and collectible books. Books on Broad is open Monday through Friday 7:30 am – 6 pm, and Saturday 7:30 am – 4 pm. Shop from the website 24/7 at www.booksonbroad.com