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Dottie Parish

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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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Heaven by Joni Eareckson Tada
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This is a beautiful, thoughtful, well written, and well researched book about Heaven as described in Scriptures. The author, Joni Eareckson Tada, is a remarkable person. She is a quadriplegic in a wheelchair, has written a number of excellent books, ...more
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This short (75 pages), informative book by Hank Dunn, a healthcare chaplain, presents clear and concise answers to the families of those nearing death. He notes that prior generations did not have feeding tubes, ventilators or CPR – so they were not ...more
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Mark by Michael Card
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This is an excellent and unusual commentary on the gospel of Mark. Many will recognize the author as a marvelous musician and have loved his music. I recall a devotional given by Card at a Gaither Praise gathering some years ago. It revealed his deep ...more
The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer
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The Knowledge of the Holy is a classic and profound book about God and His attributes. This is a book to be read slowly, prayerfully and thoughtfully. And to be read and studied and prayed over again. Each chapter begins with a beautiful prayer about ...more
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