Following a noteworthy career in magazine, curriculum, book and Bible publishing, Dean Merrill is now concentrating on indepen­dent editorial work. Some of his projects are solo writing, many are collaborations with well-known personalities, and still others involve overall directing of complex editorial projects.
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BOOKS                              view all »

Excellence Wins

Excellence Wins

Collaboration with Horst Schulze, the fascinating man who put Ritz-Carlton “on the map” of the hotel industry. This book is his no-nonsense guide to becoming the best in a world of compromise, whether you’re in business, education, government, the nonprofit arena, or...

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The God Of New Beginnings

The God Of New Beginnings

Collaboration with Rob Cowles and Matt Roberts—two daring pastors who have stepped out of the normal career track to plant “churches for people who don’t do church.” Called Genesis Project (“a place of new beginnings”), they touch hundreds of addicts, felons,...

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Miracle Invasion

Miracle Invasion

A collection of 40-some stories of accounts of credible healings, prophecies, miracles, and other gifts of the Spirit that have occurred in North America during the past few decades. They inspire faith and courage to access God’s activity—if Christians are not too...

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Serving God In A Migrant Crisis

Serving God In A Migrant Crisis

Subtitled “Ministry to People on the Move,” this 134-page monograph is a data-packed plunge into the worldwide refugee situation: what’s going on, what to know, and what to do in the name of Christ. It draws upon the extensive knowledge of the great missiologist...

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Serving God In Today’s Cities

Serving God In Today’s Cities

A fast-moving monograph (113 pages) on our fast-urbanizing world, developed from the research of noted British mission leader Patrick Johnstone. Shows how this is the world’s “first urban century”–some 90 percent of us will live in cities by the year 2100, and the...

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SHORT READS                              view all »

  • Whatever Happened to Group Prayer?- I’m talking about the entire congregation “going vertical,” disregarding their neighbors to the left and right in order to lift up their hearts and minds simultaneously to the Lord above…. read more »
  • Energized, or Drained?- On a hot day in Samaria, Jesus said something odd to his disciples as they returned from a quick trip to the sandwich shop…. read more »
  • Heading for “the Airport”- Some mornings when you open your inbox, you wish you hadn’t…. read more »
  • What’s Your Legacy?- My city, though only a half-million in population, has the No. 1 Subaru dealership in America. Here in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, the all-wheel-drive feature means they sell a ton of Legacy models (plus Imprezas, Foresters, Crosstreks and especially Outbacks) to wannabe off-roaders…. read more »
  • Softly and Tenderly- What would you or I have done had we been in Solomon’s seat the day the two prostitutes came, arguing about whose baby was still alive? … read more »
  • Blocks to Communication- Why is it that what once flowed so automatically in a courtship ends up slowing to a trickle? … read more »
  • Five Faces of Pentecost- The larger the Pentecostal movement grows, the more diverse it becomes. Is that a good thing? … read more »
  • It Ought to Hurt- If you decide that, in war, it is right to kill a few in order to prevent the other side from killing many, you’ve got to do something else…. read more »
  • Goldilocks and the Music Wars- A guerrilla skirmish rumbles across churches. It is not a battle for righteousness or holiness, but instead a struggle over formats and styles…. read more »
  • The Lure of “New!”- If you’re in the advertising business, you quickly learn about the Two Magic Words. One is “FREE!” The other Magic Word is “NEW!”  read more »
  • Good Exegesis for Kids, Too- From the days of Cecil B. de Mille up to the present, Christians have criticized Hollywood and New York producers for adding to the Scripture. Are we qualified to cast stones? …. read more »
  • Bible Translations: It Doesn’t Matter What You “Like”- Have you noticed that Bible translations even have their own Facebook pages now? The NIV, the NLT, the ESV, the NASB and others are busily telling their stories and collecting tens of thousands of “likes” from their fans. They’re all getting whupped, however, by the venerable King James Version, which has nearly 1.8 million…. read more »