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Dottie Parish brings a seasoned counselor’s wise viewpoint and the soft heart of a child of God to her first book called Changing Churches: A View from the Pew.

A longtime resident of the greater Cincinnati area, Parish holds a Master of Social Work degree from Ohio State University and a bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University.

She has more than 30 years of professional experience as a counselor at two family service agencies as well as in private practice. Her experience included diagnosing and treating individuals representing a wide variety of problems, socioeconomic backgrounds, and ages as well as short and long term therapy. Her private practice included individual, marital and family therapy with special interest in helping couple
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How am I qualified to write about Changing Churches? Good question. I’m a two time “church switcher.” I’ve walked this painful road. I’m also a clinical social worker. I know that losing relationships is very painful – and church membership is about relationships with precious brothers and sisters in Christ. It’s not easy to leave a church and most people don’t do so nonchalantly.

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Changing Churches: A View From the Pew (Nonfiction)
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Description: Changing Churches describes, through the eyes of one couple, the difficult journey that “church switchers” travel—a journey often precipitated by disruptive church changes. The book encourages Christ-like transformative change in churches rather than man-devised makeovers.
Changing Churches: A View From the Pew (Nonfiction)
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Description: Changing Churches describes, through the eyes of one couple, the difficult journey that “church switchers” travel—a journey often precipitated by disruptive church changes. The book encourages Christ-like transformative change in churches rather than man-devised makeovers.

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Rumors of Another World by Philip Yancey
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Rumors of Another World by Philip Yancey
Rumors of Another World: What on Earth Are We Missing?
by Philip Yancey (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2014
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This is an apologetic book for believers and non believers, though different than other apologetic books. The author details his own struggles and his own questions and muses about them. Yancey says “I wrote this book for those who live in the border ...more
The Heavenly Man by Brother Yun
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The Heavenly Man is the incredible true story of Brother Yun, the leader of a Chinese house church. In spite of little education and no Bible readily available he memorized large passages of Scripture. His story spans the Cultural Revolution and beyo ...more
Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret by Howard Taylor
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Hudson Taylor felt called to share the Gospel with the unreached people in China. His heart was burdened for these people. In 1854 he went to China and began this very difficult mission. The book, using correspondence from him, describes his adventur ...more
The Pastor's Kid by Barnabas Piper
"I feel hesitant to review a book which is so obviously extremely personal to the author. This has been his life - and he has shared some of it with us. So despite any critique - I am thankful for the book.

My kids are PK's - still very young. I wa..." Read more of this review »
The Pastor's Kid by Barnabas Piper
"As a PK myself, and now a father of six PKs, I picked up this book to see if I could learn some things for my own parenting. I believe I did learn from this book, but not what the author intended. Perhaps it was because I look back on my own exper..." Read more of this review »
The Pastor's Kid by Barnabas Piper
"As a father of 4 who will soon be entering ministry full-time, I found this helpful in terms of laying out expectations and giving insights into things I'll want to be very proactive about with my kids. Like listening to my kids in 15-20 years and..." Read more of this review »
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As a pastor’s kid I looked forward to reading The Pastor’s Kid written by Barnabas Piper the son of well known pastor John Piper. I thought it would be a very interesting memoir giving insight into the pluses and minuses of being the child of a pasto ...more
The Book of Hours by T. Davis Bunn
The Book of Hours
by T. Davis Bunn
read in September, 2014
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The Book of Hours is an interesting Christian novel both historical and a mystery. Set in a small town in England, the story revolves around Brian Blackstone, a young man who has inherited Castle Keep from his deceased wife. The estate is about to be ...more
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