I’m Ruth Everhart, an award-winning author, writer and pastor. My life’s work has been to wrestle the complexities of faith onto the page. I had a conservative, church-centered upbringing which was designed to give me all the answers. That worked (more or less) until a traumatic event catapulted me into uncertainty. It took a decade, but I discovered that I could be furious about outrageous things and still love Jesus!
Now I’m a pastor serving the Hermon Presbyterian Church in the Washington, DC area. In addition to many articles, I’ve written two spiritual memoirs.
RUINED is my story of recovering faith after sexual assault. Named 2017 Book of the Year by Christianity Today Women.
CHASING THE DIVINE IN THE HOLY LAND takes the reader along on my transformative pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
My most recent work responds to the #MeToo movement, about which I’m passionate. Check out the “Articles” tab above.
As my schedule allows, I speak to groups about recovering faith after sexual assault. Use the “Contact” tab to be in touch.