Divine Nobodies - JJ Landis
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Divine Nobodies

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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.

2 Comments
  • Amelia Rhodes
    Posted at 21:47h, 03 October Reply

    I’m going to have to add this to the must-read list! Thanks!

  • Bev Landis
    Posted at 08:50h, 01 October Reply

    I read the book a couple years ago but one thing that comes to the forefront of my memory is in more of the introductory part. The impression from that father and daughter scenario where the father is loving on the daughter who is physically, mentally, and emotionally unable to respond to the father. But yet the father loves her even though she DOES nothing. She is a human BEING and worthy of the father’s love.

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