Ruth Everhart

Thursday, September 28th at 7:00 pm

Venue Details

Baker Book House I 2768 East Paris Ave SE. Grand Rapids, MI 49546 I (616) 957-3110

Free
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Venue Details

Baker Book House I 2768 East Paris Ave SE. Grand Rapids, MI 49546 I (616) 957-3110

Free

Event Details

Come hear Ruth Everhart's story of an extraordinary emotional and spiritual journey that begins with an unspeakable act of violence but ends with tremendous healing and profound spiritual insights about faith, forgiveness, and the will of God. She will be speaking and signing copies of her books.

"It happened on a Sunday night, even though I'd been a good girl and gone to church that morning."
One brisk November evening during her senior year at a small Midwestern Christian college, two armed intruders broke into the house Ruth Everhart shared with her roommates, held all five girls hostage, and took turns raping them at gunpoint. Reeling with fear, insecurity, and guilt, Ruth believed she was ruined, both physically and in the eyes of God.

In the days and weeks that followed, Ruth struggled to come to grips with not only what happened that night but why. The same questions raced through her mind in an unrelenting loop--questions that would continue to haunt her for years to come:

Why me? Where was God? Why did God allow this to happen? What am I being punished for?

Ruth Everhart is an ordained Presbyterian Pastor at Hermon Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, Maryland. She has been serving the church for more than twenty-five years. A frequent speaker and blogger, Ruth and her husband currently live in the Washington D.C. area. She is also a graduate of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI.