The Friendship of Adversity (tonight 7 p.m.)

February 20, 2008

Saint Leo University is pleased to present an evening with the Christian author, inspirational speaker and musician Jennifer Rothschild at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the new Student Community Center on University Campus.

Rothschild will speak, sing and play piano during her presentation "The Friendship of Adversity." A book signing will follow. The event is free and open to the public, as well.

Rothschild grew up in a Christian family in Miami. She began pursuing music seriously in her mid-teens, after learning she suffered from an unusual disease that gradually robbed her of her sight.

In spite of her blindness – she now has only limited perception of light – Rothschild pursued her education and began singing at Christian gatherings. After her graduation from Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, she married, began a family and continued with her musical performances.

She began also appearing as a motivational speaker and Bible teacher. Jennifer Rothschild has recently appeared on several television shows, and has published four books since 2002. Her latest title, Self-Talk, Soul Talk: What to Say When You Talk to Yourself, was released in September, 2007 by Harvest House Publishers. An excerpt appears on the web site,

Her appearance is underwritten by the Saint Leo University Speakers Series.