About the Book

An effective plan to help those suffering from wounds inflicted by the church find spiritual healing and a renewed sense of faith.Raised as a conservative Christian, minister and author Carol Howard Merritt discovered that the traditional institutions she grew up in inflicted great pain and suffering on others. Though she loved the spirituality the church provided, she knew that, because of sexism, homophobia, and manipulative religious politics, established religious institutions weren't always holy or safe. Instead of offering refuge, these institutions have betrayed people's hearts and souls. "People have suffered religious abuse," she writes, "which can be different from physical injury or psychological trauma."Though participation and affiliation in traditional religious institutions is waning, many people still believe in God.



About the Author

Carol Howard Merritt

Carol Howard Merritt is an award-winning author, speaker, and minister who speaks and writes on the topic of ministering in a new generation. Merritt is the author of Tribal Church: Ministering to the Missing Generation and Reframing Hope: Vital Ministry in a New Generation and writes for Christian Century.



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