The Weight of Mercy – A Novice Pastor on the City Streets
For 27 years Deb was a journalist in the Deep South. Then she retrained as a Baptist pastor, and accepted a post at the Triune Mercy Center, a run-down inner-city church where the homeless gathered. It shattered everything she thought she knew about homelessness, poverty, addiction, Christianity.
Full of color and incident, Deb’s true story is a testament to messy grace and the presence of the Spirit in the hard places of the world.
Here's what local singer/songwriter Edwin McCain had to say about the memoir: "I started your book as we lifted off the runway in Atlanta on my way to Japan. I cried twice by the time I reached South Dakota and finished the book as we flew over Alaska. I am in awe of your work at Triune and I just wanted you to know how much your book impacted me."
About Deb Richardson-Moore (Greenville, South Carolina Author)
Deb Richardson-Moore is a former writer for The Greenville News and current pastor of Triune Mercy Center, a non-denominational church that includes Greenville's homeless residents in a worshiping community. She is author of a memoir, The Weight of Mercy, about her first three years as a pastor, and two novels, The Cantaloupe Thief and The Cover Story. All were published by Lion Hudson of Oxford, England.
The Weight of Mercy was on the 2016 reading list of United Methodist Women. The Cantaloupe Thief, the first in the Branigan Powers mystery series, was published in 2016, and uses a homeless encampment as a partial setting. It was an Okra Pick of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance as a book that sellers liked to recommend.The second Branigan Powers mystery, The Cover Story, was released in 2017. Deb is a Greenville native and a graduate of Wade Hampton High School, Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC) and Erskine Theological Seminary (Due West, SC). She is married to Vince Moore, who is director of media relations for Furman University. They have three grown children – Dustin, Taylor and Madison.