Sexual Abuse & the Church

Free conversation guide at the Christian Century

The Christian Century compiled this resource guide on the subject of Sexual Abuse & the Church. My cover story and sidebar from the January issue are reprinted, with discussion questions added. A whole host of other articles are reprinted as well. This is a free resource, so spread the word!

 

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Author Event for “Ruined”

at Neland Ave CRC in Grand Rapids, MI, Monday, April 16 at 7:00 pm

Join us for a night with Ruth Everhart, author and Calvin Alumni. Ruth will be discussing her book Ruined, the 2017 Christianity Today book of the year in the memoir division. Come to the Neland Activity Center (lower level of the church) to hear her explain why we are not what happens to us. Click here to see/share the Facebook event.

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“Whose Story Is It Anyway?” When Ministers Write Memoirs

a panel at Festival of Faith & Writing 2018, #FFWgr

I’m participating in a panel on Thursday, April 12 (3:15 p.m.) in the Calvin College Chapel. If you’re attending FFW, I hope to meet you there!

Whose Story Is It Anyway? When Ministers Write Memoirs
Susan Baller-Shepard, Ruth Everhart, Mary S. Hulst, Barbara Melosh, Carol Howard Merritt
Memoirists who are ministers face particular ethical questions as they tell stories of congregational life and share personal stories that push the boundaries of what a leader ordinarily discloses. But these underlying questions are shared by all who write memoir. Whose story is it, anyway, and what are the writer’s responsibilities to those who share their stories? In this panel, clergywomen discuss navigating these lines in the context of their pastoral vocation.

For more info about the festival, click here.

On the following Monday, April 16, I’m speaking at Neland Ave. CRC at 7:00 p.m. Both events are listed in the sidebar. Contact me if you have questions!

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Goodreads Reviews of “Chasing the Divine in the Holy Land”

70 ratings, 23 reviews, and counting

Click over to Goodreads here and feel free to add your own rating and/or review!

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Goodreads Reviews of “Ruined”

344 ratings, 75 reviews, and counting

Click over to Goodreads here and feel free to add your own rating and/or review!

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“Chasing the Divine in the Holy Land” named Best Travelogue of 2012

by ERB Englewood Review of Books

Byron Borger reviewed “Chasing the Divine in the Holy Land” and named it the “Best Travelogue” of 2012.

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Review of “Chasing the Divine in the Holy Land”

by Mary Harris Todd at the Presbyterian Outlook

Mary Harris Todd reviews “Chasing the Divine in the Holy Land” at the Presbyterian Outlook.

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Reviews of “Chasing the Divine in the Holy Land”

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Review of “Chasing the Divine in the Holy Land”

by Michelle Van Loon at ERB Englewood Review of Books

You’ll find the ERB review here.

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Unusually Thorough Review of “Ruined”

by Byron Borger at Hearts & Minds Bookstore

I neglected to link this review earlier, perhaps because I was feeling shy. It is humbling to have one’s work be praised by someone like Byron Borger, who reads and reviews lots of books. His very thorough review is here.

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