Removing the Dirt in the Church

Removing the Dirt in the Church

A Twenty-First Century Call to Holiness

Mary E. Smith


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As a lifetime churchgoer, author Mary E. Smith has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. Although she’s seen mostly God-honoring things, Removing the Dirt in the Church is not about those good, God-honoring things. It’s about some things that need to change. It shows areas where we, as God’s church, can do better. This is not a church-bashing book. It’s a church-loving book for both the individual and the corporate level.

Removing the Dirt in the Church offers a timely resource for those who desire to know and please God. Using Biblical characters, godly wisdom, and personal experience, Smith challenges us to see the dirt within our own hearts so we can humbly surrender to the heavenly father for cleansing.

Smith not only challenges individuals to fully surrender to the lordship of Christ, but she also challenges the church as an institution to own the areas where it fails to conform to God’s standard and change what needs to be changed to better reflect God’s glory in the world.


Mary E. Smith:

Mary E. Smith earned a master’s degree from Wayne State University and is a certified Biblical counselor, Precept Ministries International Bible study leader, and Bible teacher. As a survivor of clergy sexual abuse, she has a unique frame of reference to many issues in the church today that are odious or injurious to God and people. Smith and her husband, Raymond, have three grown sons, several grandchildren, and live in Detroit, Michigan.