One Moment with God

by Ridgley B. Merritt Jr.

“What would you do if you were fifty feet underwater, gasping for breath, not knowing if this breath were your last?” So begins Ridgley Merritt, Jr.’s One Moment with God, the short but exciting memoir of his near-death experience while scuba diving off the coast of Louisiana with friends.

Merritt obviously survived the experience, but emerged a changed man. He suffered from decompression sickness that required immediate treatment, and the experience inflicted upon him post-traumatic stress disorder. Without the help of his friends John and Kitty, Merritt would not have survived.

Writing this book, for Merritt, was a necessity. “I made a solemn promise to the Lord I would write my story.”

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