Faith, Family, Film: A Teacher’s Trek

| April 19, 2016


Faith, Family, Film: A Teacher's Trek

Discover a hidden, heartwarming side of Hollywood and politics you never knew existed.

Faith, Family, Film: A Teacher’s Trek describes the worlds of entertainment, literature, and politics as experienced by the author during his lifetime. Dr. Eichelman reveals how films and television programs influenced his growing up, his teaching career, and his Christian ministry by reflecting upon the beautiful souls who throughout their storied careers have touched numerous lives, not just his own. His anecdotes feature such personalities as John Wayne, Roy Rogers, Elizabeth Taylor, Jimmy Stewart, Rhonda Fleming, Ronald Reagan, Andy Griffith, several Star Trek cast members, and many more celebrities well into the twenty-first century. The introduction by actress, producer, and motivational speaker Nancy Stafford promises that Dr. Eichelman will take you “where no man has gone before,” a promise that he delivers upon in charming, “come in and set a spell” Southern storyteller fashion.


Where No Man Has Gone Before by Nancy Stafford


1. Family Ties and Life Lines

2. Early Education and War

3. Southern Living, Learning, and Letters

4. What Is This Thing Called Love?

5. Jimmy Stewart, Rhonda Fleming, Bob Hope, and Other Teaching Partners

6. No, It Wasn’t Elizabeth Taylor Who Got Me into Politics

7. A Long Trek Through Conventions

8. Using the Media for Christian Outreach



Dr. Fred Eichelman is a retired Virginia public school teacher whose career spanned four decades. He is a graduate of Bridgewater College, with a Master Education degree from the University of Virginia and a Doctor of Social Studies Education degree awarded by Virginia Tech . Dr. Eichelman is the author of three history and government textbooks and a science fiction novel, Valerie in Giantland. He has written for several print magazines and has served as a book and film reviewer. He is on the board of directors for Point North † Outreach Ministries and editor of its publication, Point North † Tidings.


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