David L. Roper
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About David L. Roper
Born and raised in Oklahoma. Attended Abilene Christian University (BS in Bible, Practical Field; MS in Bible and Related Studies). Married to former Jo Tibbles. Three daughters, two sons-in-law, three grandsons, two granddaughters, and one granddaughter-in-law.
Preached first full-length sermon at age 17. Began every-Sunday preaching at age 18. While in college preached for three small congregations in Oklahoma and Texas. Since graduating from A.C.U., preached for eight churches of Christ:
Village, Oklahoma City: 1956-60.
Westside, Muskogee, Oklahoma: 1960-67.
Macquarie, Sydney, Australia: 1968-77.
Eastside, Midwest City, Oklahoma: 1977-81.
Brown Trail, Fort Worth, Texas: 1981-87.
Central, Cleburne, Texas: 1987-1993.
Judsonia, Arkansas: 1993 - 1996.
Newcastle, Oklahoma: 2009 - 2012
Presently a Bible class teacher at Eastside church of Christ, Midwest City.
Preached in gospel meetings in many U.S. states, Canada, and Australia. Has spoken and taught at A.C.U. lectureships, A.C.U. Bible teachers workshop, O.C.C. lectureship, Harding 13-in-1 workshop, and Michigan Christian College lectureship. In 1974, preached in England, Scotland, Italy, Switzerland, and Austria. In 1989, preached in Turkey. In 1991, preached in Japan. In 1994, 1996, and 1998, preached in Romania. In 1997, in Ukraine.
A missionary in Australia for ten years. Worked with the Macquarie congregation in Sydney—and the Macquarie School of Preaching. Wrote book on the history of churches of Christ in Australia: Voices Crying in the Wilderness.
For fourteen years, associate editor for Truth for Today publication. Was a full-time writer for the publication. Helped develop a printed preacher school for overseas preachers and teachers.
Best-known work is the tract "The Day Christ Came (Again)." Has authored over thirty other books and booklets. Has been a contributor to various gospel publications.
Presently a free-lance writer, with special emphasis on writing for children. Has had over fifty stories, articles, and poems for children published in Highlights, High Five, Ladybug, Jack & Jill, and other publications. One eBook for boys and girls: Horsefly Hank and the Osage War Shield. One children’s picture book: The Old Man, the Old Woman, and the Little Red Hen.
Has a website featuring his writing: “Out of My Mind” (macroper.com).
Had a special interest in teaching in general and visual aids in particular. Author of various books on visual aids: Give Your Lessons a Visual Punch, The Simplified Visual Aid Filing System, etc.
For three years, host of TV program "Truth in Love." For six years, speaker on radio program “Radio Bible School” . . . A semi-professional magician. Has won many awards and written several books on magic. Has website on gospel magic: www.gospelmagichandbook.com/wp.
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Titles By David L. Roper
A delightful tale about caring and sharing.
Will bumps and crashes, angry people with pointy things, and the Rhyming Bandit force Herbie’s friend back to the streets? Or will Herbie and Mom discover that looks can truly be deceiving?
But trouble follows the family to Red Eagle, Oklahoma, where Henry's parents have taken jobs in the local school. Someone has stolen the famous Osage War Shield from the high school trophy case and Henry's dad is the only suspect! It's up to Henry and his new friend Joe to dodge the town bullies - the meanest kids in Red Eagle - and solve the case of the stolen Osage War Shield.
Reading Level: 3rd Grade
Discussion Topics: Native American history, race, racial stereotypes, bullying, Oklahoma history, Oklahoma social studies