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Divine Nobodies
by Jim Palmer
Order:  USA  Can
W. Publishing Group, 2006 (2006)
* *   Reviewed by Jessica Weaver

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 but the same basic idea that a relationship with Christ is more important than church rules. Palmer approaches the topic relationally.

Each chapter in Divine Nobodies is based on his experience with a person. Usually this person is someone he had prejudgments about during his experience as a Protestant minister - a flaming liberal, an unchurched mechanic, an Episcopal priest, his waitress at Waffle House. Palmer uses his conversations with each person to explore the idea that perhaps his coursework in seminary did not capture all of the branches of what being a Christian means.

Divine Nobodies is thought provoking and worth the read. Palmer's writing is crisp and enjoyable. If you struggle with questioning whether Christianity is really about going to church six times a week and feeling guilty if you don't, Divine Nobodies will provide fresh insight and an opportunity to explore the true meanings of being a Christian.

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