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Ruth Everhart

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Ruth Everhart is a Presbyterian pastor and the award-winning author of two spiritual memoirs.

RUINED (Tyndale, 2016) was awarded a "2017 Book Award" by Christianity Today -- meaning that it is "one of the books most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture."

CHASING THE DIVINE IN THE HOLY LAND (Eerdmans, 2012) takes the reader along on Ruth's two week pilgrimage to Israel/Palestine.

Rev. Everhart is the pastor of Hermon Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, MD. She and her husband have two grown children. To Ruth, the best ending to a word-filled day is a walk in the woods.

Average rating: 4.34 · 214 ratings · 65 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
Ruined

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stoking the flames of love

Certain loves are more difficult to keep alive than others. These are the loves that no one assumes you harbor.


Some loves are normative. I can tell you that I love my husband and daughters and you will understand me. I could say I love Jesus, and most of you will understand what I mean to say, even if you don’t share that love. I could mention that I love the smell...

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Chasing the Divine in the Holy Land by Ruth Everhart
"I loved this book. Each chapter brought me along on Ruth's pilgrimage with a lovely balance of spiritual depth, biblical witness, and humour. I felt as if I got to know her fellow pilgrims along the way, at least to the extent that a reader is abl..." Read more of this review »
Chasing the Divine in the Holy Land by Ruth Everhart
"Good book! I may never travel to the Holy Land and this author painted very vivid pictures of her travels."
Ruined by Ruth Everhart
"an excellent book weaving Memoir with Theology tragedy with redemption."
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Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
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Well worth reading, a book that felt quite personal. A subject that needs much more attention than it gets.
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Reading Lolita in Tehran
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Care of the Soul by Thomas  Moore
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Still by Lauren F. Winner
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Ruined by Ruth Everhart
“Once you survive trauma, outrage is the warning bell that sounds when you hear truth being distorted by those who haven’t passed through shadowed valleys. Because you have endured trauma, you can detect their lies. Maybe it’s like having survived the measles or the flu. Your body now has some small measure of immunity and recognizes that same poison when it tries to invade again. I wish you would never have to know trauma. But when trauma does appear in your path, don’t fear it. There are things you can’t fight. Still, by God’s power, you will prevail. Our God brings life out of death. Sometimes there is no option except to let the waves of trauma engulf you for a time. Just trust that they will recede again. What’s left in you will rise up afterward, and that will be enough. More than enough! There’s more to you than you know. There is more to God than you know. Trust that the trauma will leave gifts in its wake—hard gifts like outrage and perspective. Maybe this is what faith is: th ...more Ruth Everhart
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“Once you survive trauma, outrage is the warning bell that sounds when you hear truth being distorted by those who haven’t passed through shadowed valleys. Because you have endured trauma, you can detect their lies. Maybe it’s like having survived the measles or the flu. Your body now has some small measure of immunity and recognizes that same poison when it tries to invade again. I wish you would never have to know trauma. But when trauma does appear in your path, don’t fear it. There are things you can’t fight. Still, by God’s power, you will prevail. Our God brings life out of death. Sometimes there is no option except to let the waves of trauma engulf you for a time. Just trust that they will recede again. What’s left in you will rise up afterward, and that will be enough. More than enough! There’s more to you than you know. There is more to God than you know. Trust that the trauma will leave gifts in its wake—hard gifts like outrage and perspective. Maybe this is what faith is: this trusting that God will bring something new and beautiful out of the pain.”
Ruth Everhart, Ruined

“Once you survive trauma, outrage is the warning bell that sounds when you hear truth being distorted by those who haven’t passed through shadowed valleys. Because you have endured trauma, you can detect their lies. Maybe it’s like having survived the measles or the flu. Your body now has some small measure of immunity and recognizes that same poison when it tries to invade again. I wish you would never have to know trauma. But when trauma does appear in your path, don’t fear it. There are things you can’t fight. Still, by God’s power, you will prevail. Our God brings life out of death. Sometimes there is no option except to let the waves of trauma engulf you for a time. Just trust that they will recede again. What’s left in you will rise up afterward, and that will be enough. More than enough! There’s more to you than you know. There is more to God than you know. Trust that the trauma will leave gifts in its wake—hard gifts like outrage and perspective. Maybe this is what faith is: this trusting that God will bring something new and beautiful out of the pain.”
Ruth Everhart, Ruined

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