19 Sep Divine Nobodies
Best book on Christianity I think I’ve ever read – he digs deep to the heart of Jesus and shows how religion gets in our way. Jesus’ top concern was loving people. That simple.
Jim Palmer does a good job of showing us where he went wrong in “worshipping” self, church, power during his stint in a “megachurch” but yet he has a way of not bashing others who are still involved in organized religion. He rips apart all his own prejudices in a way that showed me some of mine – but yet I didn’t feel condemned, rather more compelled to love.
Divine Nobodies is a view into a life we should all strive for, something I tell myself on a daily basis: “people over principle.”
If you are a churchgoing Christian, read this. If you are seeking God, but annoying right-wing, fundamentalists are getting in your way, read this. If the church has hurt you because you are divorced or gay or anything that doesn’t have the smack of “I’m a good Christian,” READ THIS!! The chapter on Jim’s gay friend was one of my favorites, though heart-wrenching. If you suffered neglect as a child or have been depressed, read this. If you hate God or think he’s not real, read this.
I would love to hear your take on Palmer’s ideas and life. If you’ve read this (it was published in 2006), tell me your thoughts.