The Weight of Mercy

A novice pastor on the city streets


ISBN: 9780857212290 Categories: ,

ISBN: 9780857212290

Publication date: August 24, 2012

Format: Paperback

Extent: 288 pages

Dimensions: 198mm(length) 130mm(width)

Imprint: Monarch Books


In Stock. Estimated delivery time: 7-10 days.

What kind of church nails its doors shut? ‘That would be the Triune Mercy Center. ‘And I am its pastor.’ For 27 years Deb was a journalist in the Deep South. Then she retrained as a Baptist pastor, and accepted a post at the Triune Mercy Center, a run-down inner-city church where the homeless gathered. It was a shock. Gradually she learned whom she could trust – and whom she couldn’t. Sometimes the best person to handle a situation was a drug addict. Sometimes Jesus had the face of a prostitute. All were fiercely welcomed into this bewildering church family. Full of color and incident, Deb’s story is a testament to messy grace and the presence of the Spirit in the hard places of the world. "Deb Richardson-Moore is one of my ‘most admired’ people. I love her heart, her experience-learned wisdom, her honesty and her passion. You will praise God for the work He is doing at the Triune Mercy Center." – Ruth Graham, author of In Every Pew Sits a Broken Heart ‘At the Triune Center, Deb not only found Christ among ‘the least of these’, but she also experienced Christ drawing her into His grand drama of redemption. Here is a loving, realistic account of a life commandeered for the work of God’s Kingdom.’ – Will Willimon, Bishop, The United Methodist Church and Professor of Christian Ministry, Duke University Divinity School ‘Immensely moving and inspiring, reminding us of the power of grace.’ – Patrick Regan OBE, Founder and CEO of XLP ‘Causes you to see people in a way you never would have realised. Real, authentic and recommended reading.’ – Roy Crowne, Executive Director, Hope

Meet the author: Deb Richardson-Moore

Deb Richardson-Moore is a former national award-winning journalist, who became a pastor of the Triune Mercy Center in downtown Greenville, South Carolina. She is the author of the succesful Branigan Powers Mystery series. Deb is a popular speaker at book clubs, universities and colleges. She has also won numerous awards for her philanthropy and community involvement, including the 2014 Women Making History Award from the Greenville Cultural Exchange Center and the 2016 Public & Community Service Award from the Atlantic Institute. A graduate of Wake Forest University, Deb and her husband live in South Carolina.

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