Author and minister the Rev. Carol Howard Merritt will read from her new book, Healing Spiritual Wounds, answer questions from the audience, and sign books (available for purchase) at Palatine Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, March 14th, at 7pm.
All are welcome--we mean it!
“An amazing resource… emotionally intense, beautifully written, and courageously honest, and the exercises are just what you need. Healing Spiritual Wounds helped me.” (Brian D. McLaren)
“Written with startling honesty…Merritt’s tender prose, interesting stories, and practical, workbook-based approach make this book invaluable for those working in what Pope Francis calls ‘the field hospital’ of the church.” (Publishers Weekly)
Though participation and affiliation in traditional religious institutions is waning, many people still believe in God. Merritt lays out a multistage plan for moving from pain to spiritual rebirth, from recovering theological and emotional shards to recovering communal wholeness.
Merritt does not sugarcoat the wrongs institutions long seen as trustworthy have inflicted on many innocent victims. Sympathetic, understanding, and deeply positive, she offers hope and a way to help them heal and reclaim the spiritual joy that can make them whole again