Book Review Friday: The Weight of Mercy by Deb Richardson-Moore

In The Weight of Mercy: A Novice Pastor on the City Streets, Deb Richardson-Moore recounts her compelling memoir of her personal spiritual journey alongside “the least of these” on the streets of Greenville, South Carolina.

This journey began when God called Deb to leave her career as a writer to go to seminary.  After seminary, God opened the door for her to be the pastor at the Triune Mercy Center.  This local church that ministers to drug addicts, prostitutes, and the homeless was an odd place for someone to imagine starting in ministry.  Deb is open about her struggles, successes, and failures, and she tells the compelling story of God’s work through the ministry to meet the needs of people.  This book is truly a memoir of wrestling with the true depths of The Weight of Mercy.

The Weight of Mercy is a realistic and page-turning story of Deb’s struggles and God’s faithfulness to her and the people that Triune Mercy Center ministers to.  This is an excellent read that will challenge and encourage you to trust in God’s faithfulness and personally evaluate what you are doing to help “the least of these.”