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Divine Nobodies: Shedding Religion to Find God (and the unlikely people who help you) Paperback – October 15, 2006
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About the Author
Jim has a Master of Divinity degree and was a successful Senior Pastor before he left institutional church and organized religion to explore new dimensions of his relationship with God. Since 2005 he has been chronicling his journey beginning with Divine Nobodies: Shedding Religion to Find God (and the unlikely people who help you), and then Wide Open Spaces: Beyond Paint-by-Number Christianity. His most previous book is, Being Jesus in Nashville: Finding the Courage to Live Your Life (whoever and wherever you are).
After leaving church ministry Jim led a non-profit agency for at-risk kids, and later served as the U.S. Director of Education for International Justice Mission, an international human rights organization based in Washington, D.C. In addition to writing, Jim is an adjunct professor of religion and ethics. He offers spiritual direction and coaching, and leads non-religious spirituality retreats and workshops. His current focus is The Religion-Free Bible Project, an endeavor of recreating the Bible in a voice that is free from religious bias, and free to fully express its profound and inclusive message for all humankind.
Jim and his family reside in Nashville, Tennessee.
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I purchased this book to keep me occupied on a plane ride from Atlanta to Los Angeles during a recent business trip. This is one of those books that you will find difficult to put down. Hopefully you will discover as I did that Christianity can be both authentic and contagious in spite of what life throws at you. I felt a real connection with the author after reading this book and I look forward to devouring his other publications in the near future.
This book is an account of a broken man's journey... or maybe I should say the continuation of his journey. It doesn't give any easy answers. As a matter of fact, it probably raises more questions (very thought-provoking!). But finally, FINALLY, someone has put words to the terrible angst that has been within me for a very long time. For me, reading this book was like finding a stream of cool clear water in the middle of a desert. Okay, okay... that might be a little dramatic, but--hopefully--you understand what I mean.
I thoroughly enjoyed the author's wittiness, was comforted by his stories of real (and struggling) people, and was awed by his transparency and his willingness to let me, the reader, see into his soul. Many kudos and thanks to the author for his courage and his honesty. This work is helping to heal my own messed-up, crazy, (sometimes tormented) broken soul.
Divine Nobodies: It's a MUST read!