Between Rivers

More Confessions of the Slow Learner

by Merlin Nichols



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/4/2017

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 288
ISBN : 9781512790801
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 288
ISBN : 9781512790795
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 288
ISBN : 9781512790788

About the Book

Between Rivers: More Confessions of the Slow Learner is the author’s second look (the first one being The Long Road to Grace: Confessions of a Slow Learner) at God’s grace as he leads us slow-to-learn folk through the mazes of human experience.

Set in the context of the Lord’s Prayer, the author draws from the varied life experiences of himself and others to show our Father’s grace, his leading, and ultimately our overcoming by his grace.

More than beautiful thoughts, the Lord’s Prayer becomes a powerhouse of meaning, showing us how to relate to people, how to hallow God’s name, how to trust, how to forgive, how to shun temptation, how to receive deliverance, and finally, how to receive our glorious entrance into God’s eternal kingdom.

About the Author

The author was raised in northern Canada where, after moving deep into the wilderness with his family at age nine, the only available schooling was by correspondence and the only available library was by mail. With his four siblings he practiced the skills of wilderness survival while storing the lore of many books in his mind.

For grade nine he was sent to California to live with relatives (oh the cultural shake-up that caused) followed by three years in boarding school. Having earned a graduate degree from the University of British Columbia, he pursued a career in Community College administration.

Following retirement he was elected to city Council for four terms followed by two terms as Mayor in which he currently serves.

With Mirja, his wife of 54 years, he has traveled four times to Europe, and once each to Turkey and Haiti. Two working experiences in Honduras were done as a helper in leading groups of young people.

As an elder in the local congregation, he continues to serve the church. Wood turning, gardening, and living fill up the remaining hours.