Archives For Carol Howard Merritt


Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Thomas Merton, Carol Howard Merritt, Eugene Peterson, MORE )

Each week, we carefully curate a handful of books for church leaders that orient us toward the health and the flourishing of our congregations.

Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader
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Amazon’s Monthly Ebook Sale for May! 
CLICK HERE for the best deals
from it for Christian Readers…


ALSO, Fortress Press is running 
a HUGE Theology Ebook Sale now!
(700+ titles for under $5 each…)


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[easyazon_link identifier=”B008O7MQBW” locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]The Intimate Merton: His Life from His Journals[/easyazon_link] 

Thomas Merton

*** $1.99 ***

A close look at Merton’s life, in his own words!

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the Call of Justice

A Feature Review of 

Healing Spiritual Wounds: Reconnecting with a Loving God After Experiencing a Hurtful Church
Carol Howard Merritt

Hardback: HarperOne, 2017
Buy Now:  [  [easyazon_link identifier=”0062392271″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Amazon[/easyazon_link] ]  [ [easyazon_link identifier=”B019C3NSSQ” locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Kindle[/easyazon_link]  ]

Reviewed by Phil Snider


Have you ever been afraid in the hallways of your high school because you couldn’t find any of your friends from church, and you thought the rapture had occurred and you were left behind?

Have you ever been inclined to “come forward” to the altar just one more time, to make sure your heart is sincere, even though you’ve already committed your life to Christ on multiple occasions yet somehow can still never feel secure in your salvation?

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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

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[easyazon_link identifier=”0374282102″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Universal Harvester: A Novel[/easyazon_link]

John Darnielle

Listen to an NPR interview that the novelist did… 



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In 2013, we are encouraging our readers to mix up their reading habits, and read (or re-read) classics in addition to new books, such as the ones we review here in the ERB.

Broadly speaking, a classic is any book that is not a new book, or in other words that is worth reading five, ten or even one hundred years after its initial publication. ERB Editor Chris Smith has an article on The Huffington Post website arguing for reading a mix of classics and new books in 2013.

We’ve asked a number of noted writers to pick the classics that they often return to, and we will be running these lists as a weekly feature on our website through 2013.


This week’s post in the series is by Carol Howard Merritt.

Writers on the Classics:
[ #1 – Shane Claiborne ] [ #6 (Last Week) – Chris Smith ]


Carol Howard Merritt is a conference speaker, the author of [easyazon-link asin=”1566993946″ locale=”us”]Reframing Hope: Vital Ministry in a New Generation[/easyazon-link] and [easyazon-link asin=”1566993474″ locale=”us”]Tribal Church: Ministering to the Missing Generation[/easyazon-link] and the cohost of God Complex Radio. She has been a pastor for 13 years, serving growing Presbyterian Churches in the swamps of Cajun Louisiana, a bayside village in Rhode Island, and in an urban neighborhood in D.C. She also served as a pastor at Western Presbyterian Church, an intergenerational congregation in Washington, D.C.  Her blog Tribal Church is hosted by the Christian Century.

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