Best-selling author inspired County Harford

Six hundred people had the chance to hear New York Times bestselling author Arthur C. Brooks speak at Harford Community College on September 8. It was a sold out event. A new coalition of prominent community members has engaged Brooks to bring culture, wisdom, empathy and hope to our community.

Brooks discussed the principles in his book, “Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life.” He spoke for about an hour and answered questions from the audience. Her responses added even more substance to her words of encouragement and hope.

Many, but not all, of the audience members were people who would soon seek their “second curve”, that is, if they became aware of the possibility.

The seven key words in his book are ones I hope the 600 viewers will strive to live by. Use things. Liked the people. Worship the divine. If the 600 do it, then good will win. See

Thanks to the organization Strength Through Fellowship LLC formed by Brian Kelly, Bob Mumby and Howard McComas for bringing Mr. Brooks to Harford County. We look forward to seeing more events like this that will uplift and inspire people to get the most out of their lives and their communities.

Allison McCord

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Lola R. McClure