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 »

  • Are You Giving, or Shopping?- For kids in Sunday school, the offering process is pretty simple…. For grown-ups, things get sophisticated…. read more »
  • Why Didn’t Jesus Fight Back?- When the Son of God showed up on this planet and began ministering, he triggered mass confusion. He challenged everything from Sabbath protocol to temple fund raising…. read more »
  • Do Real Christians Get Mad?- So what’s a Christian to do with traffic jams, surly sales clerks, tax hikes, and personal insults? Is nothing in our slam-bang world worth blowing up about? … read more »
  • How Long, O Lord?- When I tell you what I thought about my godly father, now 82 and wheelchair-bound in an Iowa nursing home, you’ll be shocked. But when I tell you how God managed to straighten my head, you’ll be relieved…. read more »
  • Offended- Who was the most recent person to malign you? Make you look bad (or stupid)? Denigrate you (to your face, or behind your back)? Take advantage of you? Even rip you off? read more »
  • You Decide- Wondering how to handle face-offs and show-downs with your child? Here's a wiser approach…. read more »
  • The Clumsiness of Laws- When we get frustrated with today’s culture—the sleaze, the hostility toward religion, the broken promises, the disrespect for human life—we’re prone to want a legislature somewhere to ban such behavior…. read more »
  • How Much Help Does a King Need?- God is sovereign. That leads to a puzzling question: How does he demonstrate his control? … read more »
  • So Sorry- About five weeks ago I wrote a post here about finding the will to forgive those who offend us, belittle us, or make us look bad in the eyes of our friends. I told the story of the former Nazi prison guard who approached one of his victims, Corrie ten Boom, after World War II… read more »
  • Mom’s Way, Dad’s Way- Kids are quick to notice discrepancies between one parent’s rule vs. the other’s—and exploit this crack to the hilt…. read more »
  • When Leaders Stumble- Yes, God can forgive major blunders—but it takes a process…. read more »
  • Is Marriage More Chancy These Days?- A number of the old allies have fled—the traditions and forces that used to prop up marriage as an institution. Our generation is in greater need to distinctly Christian reasons to stay married…. read more »