- Paperback: 164 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 19, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1503174484
- ISBN-13: 978-1503174481
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 55 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,163,566 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Inner Anarchy: Dethroning God and Jesus to Save Ourselves and the World Paperback – November 19, 2014
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Jim Palmer is a contemporary spiritual teacher, and critically acclaimed author of five books including Divine Nobodies, and Notes from (Over) the Edge. He is a leading voice in the non-religious spirituality movement, and takes his message throughout the world. Jim is an avid cyclist, animal lover, and lives with his family in Nashville, Tennessee.
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At the end of 2011 I embarked on a truth seeking journey. I had hard questions that I needed to work out and the old answers my religion offered just didn't work any more for me. Jim mentions some of these in his new book. "We don't understand, but it's all a part of his great plan." "God works in mysterious ways." "We just have to trust God." "His ways are not our ways."
I finally confronted those hard questions I had put off until age 52 by questioning notions about the bible that had been engrained in my psyche. I opened my mind to studying the history of Christianity as well as all the major world religions. I listened to lectures and read works by the likes of Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, Alan Watts, Bart Ehrman, Karen Armstrong, Bertrand Russell, Thomas Paine, Albert Einstein, Robert Ingersol, Rob Bell, Frank Schaffer, Eckhart Tolle and so many more. It was Jim Palmer and his journey that helped me reconcile the faith I was born into with the reality I have discovered in the process of my spiritual awakening and I am truly grateful to him. It was like being born again when I woke up to what it seems Jesus was trying to tell us, but was so misunderstood, and this book confirms that in a way only Jim can express. He talks about the mess we are in and the fact that we need inner anarchy. He says "If you want to get angry about something, get angry at the false myths and ideologies that are governing our existence. Here's something else to get angry about-- these ideas, myths, and ideologies are living inside your mind and ruling your life right now!" Jesus said "I am the truth". Jim describes a higher dimension that we touch quite regularly if we understand this truth. "It's something that bubbles up from within us. We experience it as sudden, dramatic-breakthrough-type, deep feelings that open up within us. You have had these deep feelings before in the simplest moments. It can be triggered by viewing a beautiful sunset, listening to moving music, being in love, or even having a religious conversion. It is something we connect with when our normal mind lets its guard down and we respond to feelings deep down within us." Reading this gem of a book will take you there!
Are you a dreamer who dares to "imagine and birth a new world"? Jim Palmer dedicates his book to you!
Inner Anarchy provides its readers with a glimpse of the SPIRIT of Jesus' teachings. Given careful review and study of Jesus' teachings one cannot help but to realize the Christian community, like most religions, have tried to present a God that simply isn't what is deeply held and known at humanities deepest core.
Again, the lightweight will be disenchanted. The deeply religious will be highly offended and the Christian religious establishment may very well consider the books the greatest treason since Judas Iscariot.
I suspect that many will be curious to know what's the hoopla about this book. From pulpits across nations, warnings will be released and manipulative threats to congregants will be declared against the purchase and reading of this book. For some, clarion calls we be made to rebel against Jim Palmer, fearing that he's the devil, come to lead one astray. And so, they will come.
However, Inner Anarchy is not a guidebook. It's not a call to retreat. It's not a guru intended self-help manifesto. It is a journal that speaks to those who are courageous enough to proclaim inwardly "that enough, is enough" and who are bold enough to live from the heart and change a world.