Brownwood native Deborah Stephens Davis will be at Hamilton’s Clothing in downtown Brownwood Thursday afternoon to sign copies of her recently released book, “Education through Christian Eyes.”

Davis — who was known as Deborah Crowder when she left Brownwood about a decade ago — said she’ll be at Hamilton’s for the book signing from 2-5:30 p.m.

Davis lives in Temple and is the chairman of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Texas A&M — Central Texas University. 

A 1984 graduate of Brownwood High School, Davis began her teaching career at Northwest Elementary School in Brownwood, and she later taught at what was then known as Living Word Christian Academy. She earned a master’s degree at Tarleton University and was conferred a doctorate of philosophy in curriculum and instruction in 2009.

“Education Through Christian Eyes,” published by Tate Publishing, is Davis’ first book and is subtitled “Help and hope for today’s Christian teacher.”

Davis said her book is intended as an encouragement for Christian teachers who work in public schools, where they can’t talk about their faith — but they can live out their faith, Davis said.

Davis said she has always wanted to tell people “how Jesus impacts the way I teach but I can’t do that, teaching in a state university.” Writing the book, she said, was a way to accomplish that.

“I have to say it’s an incredible feeling,” Davis said of writing the book. She also admitted it’s scary, because “when you write, you’re always setting yourself up for criticism and that’s always scary.”

But it’s also exciting, Davis said, because she hopes anyone who reads the book will find encouragement and hope.