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 »

afterwork

afterwork

Subtitled “An honest discussion about the retirement lie, and how to live a future worthy of dreams.” This is a collaboration with financial advisors Joel Malick and Alex Lippert that addresses the nonfinancial factors of retirement—finding a new sense of purpose,...

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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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SHORT READS                              view all »

  • Supporting Caesar, Serving Caesar’s Boss- “Done for another year!” I yelped around nine o’clock last night as I put the finishing touches on our federal and state income tax returns. (Okay, I know at least half of you are muttering, “Show-off …,” while the other half are saying, “What took you so long? I filed mine weeks ago!”) read more »
  • A Husband’s Prayer- Zipping out of our bedroom the other day, I glanced again at a framed poem on the wall. I wrote it years ago on an American Airlines flight from Dallas back to New York, and two Christian magazines picked it up. It spoke about the special place my wife held then, and still holds, in… 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 »
  • Is Baptism Optional?- The question is about more than getting your hair wet in public…. read more »
  • Did the Upper Room Have a Worship Band?- Musicians tend to be passionate people, and it is quite possible for us to get so wrapped up in our art that we start to view it as our personal gig…. read more »
  • Doing vs. Managing- Why pastors run out of hours—and what to do about it. 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 »
  • Why Ask Why?- We act surprised in the face of evil only if we’ve been fantasizing that the world is a pleasant, decent place…. read more »
  • Five Faces of Pentecost- The larger the Pentecostal movement grows, the more diverse it becomes. Is that a good thing? … read more »
  • My Right to Gripe- The contemporary style, you know, is simply I’ve paid my money, bought my ticket, and now I get to sound off about everything that’s wrong…. read more »
  • Are You Awake, God?- No one thought it odd but me—the tall American waiting in the gathering dusk outside the railway station in Trivandrum, India…. read more »
  • Beyond Cheerleading- Leadership involves more than just making noise…. read more »