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About Jim Wormington
Jim Wormington (1960 to present) most recently published an illustrated collection of poems titled, "Insect Artists and Stealers of Time." He also has a short story collection out: "Under Different Suns: Stories from the Multiverse." Also available is an essay about being short (something he knows about) called, "What's Your Problem, Shorty? Removing the Short Goggles." Wormington's first Kindle/Amazon publication is a short memoir chronicling his spiritual evolution: "Rob Bell Saved Me from Hell: My Road to Universalism." His poetry and essays have won awards in Writer's Digest, The Spire, and other publications. His fiction has been published in literary magazines. Wormington has interviewed many performers (including Grammy winner Marc Cohn and the late Johnny Winter) and his articles about them have appeared both in newspapers and online. (Thank you Julie Kay Photography in Lake in the Hills, IL, for the photo of Jim.)
Wormington’s memoir, “Rob Bell Saved Me From Hell,” is the chronicle of his spiritual evolution: from rigid, oppressive Fundamentalism to expansive, liberating Universalism. It will encourage you to smile and challenge you to think.
Is it possible to “get the hell” out of your religion without losing your faith? Could it be that God’s love and compassion are greater than you ever imagined?
Maybe you can be “saved from hell” too (with a little help from Rob Bell).
Wormington believes that "art, in all its forms, is our finest stab at getting hold of the most elusive aspects of being human, the intangibles that necessarily involve our senses even while transcending them. Paintings, sculptures, books, films, and, yes, poetry … these are our cave drawings, our attempts to transform abstract ideas into forms we can look at, touch, contemplate and question, share, discuss, and debate. These are our strivings to more fully grasp the mysteries both outside us and within us."
Accessible, relatable, intelligent.
A special thanks to Australian artist, Loui Jover, for the contribution of his stunning artwork to this collection.
In this humorous, entertaining and insightful essay, Wormington examines the reasons behind these feelings and points the reader toward better ways of coping, healthier ways of relating to the body, mind, and soul.
Are you ready to remove your "short goggles" and see yourself and the world in a more positive light? Then grab your copy of "What's Your Problem, Shorty?" today!
You will marvel at ... a man whose bald spot reveals the deepest truths to those willing to look; a world where humans don't die but, rather, disappear when it is "their time;" a Sugar-Coated Blueberry Pop Tart having a philosophical discussion with an unsuccessful author; what a little girl does when she discovers a time-travel device inside a box of Fruity Pebbles; twelve-foot-tall robots that deliver for Amazon; houses that drift a little farther apart every day; and an Earth full of Jesuses.
From our familiar world to parallel worlds where “the rules” don’t apply, this collection of short stories reveals the human soul in contemplation of itself and its predicament. You will chuckle, you will say, "Hmm," you will be entertained by these smart, literary stories, from the first page to the last .