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WEIGHT OF MERCY: A NOVICE PASTOR ON THE CITY STREETS, RICHARDSON-MOORE, DEB
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Author Name    RICHARDSON-MOORE, DEB

Title   WEIGHT OF MERCY: A NOVICE PASTOR ON THE CITY STREETS

Binding   PAPERBACK

Book Condition   .

Publisher    Monarch Books 2012

ISBN Number    085721229X / 9780857212290

Seller ID   9780857212290N

Monarch Books 10/1/2012. New paperback. Signed by author.

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A humorous and touching examination of what it means to live out Christ's command to welcome the stranger

Ministry can be messy, complicated, and bewildering. Whether responding to the church alarm mysteriously and repeatedly going off in the middle of the night, firing a kitchen assistant with a habit of buying drugs from parishioners, or interacting with the Chicken-Eatin' Preacher from West Greenville, pastor Deb Richardson-Moore quickly admits that there is a great deal they do not teach you in seminary.

In this frank and engaging account of answering a call later in life, Richardson-Moore brings the reader into the world of her work at the Triune Mercy Center in Greenville, South Carolina. The result is an honest look at the complications and difficulties surrounding her first years of ministry to homeless men and women suffering from mental illness, crack addictions, and alcoholism. At the same time, it is a humorous and deeply touching account of God's grace manifested in the most remarkable of ways, whether in the inadvertent befriending of a mugger or in the unexpected witnessing of an addict tenderly washing another's wounded foot.

In The Weight of Mercy, Richardson-Moore weaves a story that is difficult to forget, due both to its engaging characters and also its radical vision of what the Christian church could look like if it truly lived out Christ's command to welcome the stranger.

Price = 15.99 USD


 

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