Divine Nobodies: Shedding Religion to Find God (and the unlikely people who help you) (Google eBook)

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Oct 17, 2006 - Religion - 224 pages
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What does a Hip-Hop artist, Waffle House waitress, tire salesman, and disabled girl have to do with discovering spiritual truth? What if embracing authentic Christianity is a journey of unlearning? Welcome to Jim Palmer's world!

Don Miller meets Anne Lamott meets Brian McLaren in this tale of shedding religion and plunging into uncharted depths of knowing God. Jim Palmer, emergent pastor, shares his compelling off-road spiritual journey and the unsuspecting people who became his guides.

"Perhaps God's reason for wanting me," writes Palmer, "is much better than my reason for wanting him. Maybe God's idea of my salvation trumps the version I am too willing to settle for. Seeing I needed a little help to get this, God sent a variety pack of characters to awaken me." For all those hoping there's more to God and Christianity than what they've heard or experienced, each chapter of Divine Nobodies gives the reader permission and freedom to discover it for themselves. Sometimes comical, other times tragic, at times shocking, always honest; Jim Palmer's story offers an inspiring and profound glimpse into life with God beyond institutional church and conventional religion.

"I am tempted to say that Jim Palmer could well be the next Donald Miller, but what they have in common, along with an honest spirituality and extraordinary skill as storytellers, is a unique voice . . . Divine Nobodies is a delight to read, and it was good for my soul to read it."
-BRIAN MCLAREN
Author of The Secret Message of Jesus

"You hold in your hands an amazing story of a broken man finding freedom in all the right places-in God's work in the lives of some extraordinarily ordinary people around him. You will thrill to this delightful blend of gut-wrenching honesty and laugh-out-loud hilarity, and in the end you'll find God much closer, the body of Christ far bigger and your own journey far clearer than you ever dreamed."
-WAYNE JACOBSEN
Author of Authentic Relationships

  

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Review: Divine Nobodies: Shedding Religion to Find God (and the Unlikely People Who Help You)

User Review  - Jessie Weaver - Goodreads

I was pleasantly surprised by this new chronicle in postmodern Christianity, Divine Nobodies by Jim Palmer. I was expecting yet another Blue Like Jazz (Donald Miller) rip-off - using different words ... Read full review

Review: Divine Nobodies: Shedding Religion to Find God (and the Unlikely People Who Help You)

User Review  - Tim Good - Goodreads

I could have easily written this quick reading book myself if I had had the time (and the self awareness, spiritual discernment, intelligence, humility, honesty, bravery, trials, and pathos)! Jim has ... Read full review

Contents

Touched by a Drummer Saint Kit
1
HipHop Geography Extreme Doug
17
Waffle House Theology Wanda the Waitress
33
Death to the Phantom Worthless Grace
47
The Black Hole of Intimacy Laddie the Dog
67
Daughters Jessica an American Girl
101
E None of the Above
129
The Great Reversal Father Jeff
151
Where the Rubber Meets the Road
173
epilogue
187
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About the author (2006)

Jim Palmer is a small business marketing expert and host of Newsletter Guru TV and Stick Like Glue Radio. He is known internationally as 'The Newsletter Guru'- the go-to resource for maximizing the profitability of customer relationships. He is the founder and President of Custom Newsletters, Inc., parent company of No Hassle Newsletters, No Hassle Social Media, The Newsletter Guru's Concierge Print and Mail on Demand, Success Advantage Publishing, No Hassle Infographics and Double My Retention. Jim is also the acclaimed author of four other books for entrepreneurs and small business owners - you'll find them all here on Amazon.

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