Doug Mann Makes His Debut As An Creator | Estes Park Information
From: Rita DuChateau
Doug Mann is known to many local residents as a nonprofit administrator, ordained minister, spokesperson, educator, traveler, and Rotarian. Add an author to this list, as Mann’s Jericho March was published on September 28th. He records his personal journey of faith.
Mann, a Pinewood Springs resident, worked in nonprofit management at Nehemiah Gateway USA and is currently the director of Marketplace Missions and Alpha Relief for Global Advance, Inc. As a member of the Rotary Club of Estes Park, he was its president in 2019. 20th
In Jericho March, Mann reports on his humanitarian work in some of the most dangerous places in the world, including Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and the Balkans. The publisher describes the book:
Doug defied discovery and arrest, smuggled Bibles behind the Cold War Iron Curtain, helped Somali pirates take hostages, directed humanitarian aid efforts during the war in Kosovo, and traveled to turbulent Sudan. Throughout all of this, Doug’s faith was challenged and strengthened when he learned that God was always greater than his circumstances. “
Mann’s desire to share his story with his three grown children prompted him to write the book. When he stepped into the process, he saw the possibility that a wider audience might find his story interesting.
“My children have always known about our travels and adventures, having lived some of them with us, but I wanted to write down my experiences so they could get an idea of what was going on with their parents during the early years of their lives,” said Man.
As Covid-19 advanced, Mann’s international trip to Pakistan, Croatia, Ecuador and Uganda was canceled for Global Advance, giving him more time to focus on taking notes and creating his book. While he enjoys writing, Mann notes that the years of process of writing this book have been more difficult than expected.
“I had been asked for years by a work colleague to write a book about my adventures up to this point in life, but I always refused to do so,” said Mann. “In November of last year (2019) I started looking at notes I had taken over the years of events that had occurred during my travels. I realized that if I wanted to actually write this book, it was now or never. “
Mann credits three professional editors with the polishing of his writing, but one of them, his wife Michelle, “was outstanding”.
Jericho March is available from Freiling Publishing on the Amazon and Mann website at www.douglasmann.com for $ 13.99.