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 »

  • Three Dads in the Shadows - There was a lot that little Bobby Rhoden didn’t know about his family while growing up…. 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 »
  • A Four-Letter Word Called BUSY - What’s the busiest month of the year? Obviously, December, with all the shopping, partying, concertgoing, and traveling…. read more »
  • Let Someone Else Help - I am always surprised at my storehouse of reasons not to get involved with someone else’s need…. read more »
  • Locked Doors and Open Hearts - Apparently, some good things DO happen after midnight…. read more »
  • Recycling the Secular - From barroom ballads to German jigs, hymn writers have taken sacred lyrics and matched them to the music of their day…. read more »
  • Are You Giving, or Shopping? - For kids in Sunday school, the offering process is pretty simple…. For grown-ups, things get sophisticated…. read more »
  • Do I Trust You? Well, Sort of - Nothing gets the blood running faster than when someone questions whether you’re trustworthy…. 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Is There a Man in the House? - Are you curious about what really goes on in heaven? Many people are. Just this week, my wife looked at the framed pictures of my parents and her parents (all four deceased) and asked, “Do you think they’re in touch with each other now? Heaven has millions of people; have they found each other in… read more »
  • The Joy of Zingers - Words are like hydrogen; if you know what you’re doing, you can make quite a bang. But you can also blow up innocent bystanders…. read more »