4tucson booth at the 2023 Festival of Books

By LaKisha Deon    2-15-2023

Media and Arts shape and influence how people think about a particular subject or issue. At 4Tucson we believe in supporting Christians in media and art to elevate a Christian world view.

This year at the 2023 Tucson Festival of Books, 4Tucson has partnered with 4 Christian local authors to showcase their literary talent. It is our privilege to partner with these authors as we participate together in Booth #138!

The 2023 Tucson Festival of Books is an annual event held on the University of Arizona campus on March 4 and 5th and free of charge for all attendees.

March 4 – 5, 2023

9:00am – 3:00pm

University of Arizona Mall

Join us as we celebrate Christian literature with four featured authors:

Dr. Deb Waterbury – Dr. Deb Waterbury is the CEO of The Answer: A Biblical Counseling Center in Tucson, Arizona, and holds a Doctorate of Ministry in Biblical Expository Studies. Dr. Deb has authored 15 books, and is the Founder/CEO of Project Malonda, a program providing business education and training to impoverished women in Malawi, Africa . Dr. Deb hosts two shows, “Real Life with Deb Waterbury” and “Get Real with Deb Waterbury.” With close to 20 years of experience in teaching, writing, and counseling, Dr. Deb offers hope that is real and solutions that are sustainable.

David Drum – Pastor David Drum has worked full time for unity within the Christian Church since 2011, and part time before that while serving as the solo/lead pastor of Community of Hope from 1990-2011. While working as the Church Domain Director for 4Tucson, he authored Jesus’ Surprising Strategy and If It Was Easy, Jesus Wouldn’t Have Prayed For It. In 2018 he founded J17 Ministries (J17Ministries.org) to “unite the Body of Christ FOR a divided world.” Applying Jesus’ prayer for unity to the place it’s needed the most, politics, he recently published Peace Talks: The Good News of Jesus in a Donkey Elephant War.

Rod Robison – Author Rod Robison, an accomplished magician, mentalist, and speaker, performs for corporate and organizational events as well as aboard cruise lines. His acclaimed seminar and show The Magic of Cultivating Positive Emotions is a regular feature at the world-famous Canyon Ranch Resort. His entertaining program combines mind-bending mentalism, inspirational story-telling, and practical how-to knowledge for an entertaining journey toward increased Positivity.

Marlon Harmon – A shift influencer and pivot master, Marlon Harmon holds a BA in Psychology from Carthage College and an M. Ed. In Leadership from Northern Arizona University. He was born and raised in Kenosha, Wisconsin, by his great grandmother (Big Mama). Marlon holds the honor of being an Eagle Scout and a Nominee of the White House Fellowship. He believes the most significant titles he holds are being a Licensed and Ordained Minister of the Gospel and being called husband and father.