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Ruth Everhart

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Ruth Everhart is an author, speaker, and Presbyterian pastor. Her current writing explores how religious beliefs shape the way we think about the lives of women. She is the author of three books: THE #MeToo RECKONING: Facing the Church's Complicity in Sexual Abuse and Misconduct (available January 2020), the memoir RUINED (which was awarded "Book of the Year 2017" from Christianity Today Women), and CHASING THE DIVINE IN THE HOLY LAND. She has also written for publications such as The Christian Century, Sojourners, and The Washington Post. You can find these articles, or contact her, at www.rutheverhart.com.

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The Parable of the Sheet Cake

It’s surprisingly difficult to give away half a sheet cake to strangers, piece by piece. I know this because I had a book signing last Sunday. My husband and I set up a table full of books — all 3 of my titles — and half a sheet cake. And not a single person came. […]


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"This book really hits hard! I can not think of a more important book to read this year - for those in and outside of the Christian church culture. For a tough topic, Everhart does a great job of keeping the reader's interest with compelling true s..." Read more of this review »
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I wrote this book to call the church to account for its lousy response to the sexual abuse that occurs within its walls. I tell a lot of true stories, and work with a lot of scripture. Let me know what you think.
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"Rev. Everhart tells a compelling story that is so important and not talked about. 100% would recommend for anyone who has been affected in the church--for good or for bad--to read."
The #MeToo Reckoning by Ruth Everhart
"I read an advanced reader copy of this important book. The #MeToo Reckoning is an unapologetic examination of how church complicity with sexual abuse occurs and a loud call for churches to do everything within their power to stop it.

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"The church needs this book right now. Pastor Everhart’s writing is truthful, poetic, blunt, convicting, and prophetic. We need to take the time and space to listen to victims and survivors so that the church can re-form itself into a safe and sacr..." Read more of this review »
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This is a highly readable book, with an overall feeling of sweetness. I think it would be encouraging to anyone who is waiting for something they deeply desire and are deeply established in a Christian devotional walk. I did find myself wishing that ...more
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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.”
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“God will fulfillHis purposes in ways we don't understand. So yes, whatever God gives us on earth is a blessing. Even if it's not what we want.”
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“Let me be clear about another thing: I am not a liberal feminist. I am a radical feminist. Which is to say, it’s not enough that individual women can thrive in a patriarchal culture. As long as women as a group are treated as less than men, it doesn’t matter that individual women can experience success. Inequality is not what God intends for human society.”
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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.”
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