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Episode 67 – Deliverance at Hand

This week, we have a conversation with James Zimmerman, the author of “Deliverance at Hand!: The Redemption of a Devout Jehovah’s Witness.”  We had the opportunity to review an advance copy of the book before we sat down and talked with James and it is a genuinely great read about growing up as a Jehovah’s Witness and how he eventually broke free from that community.  His “redemption” was not without cost and we talk about that as well.  30 minutes was not enough time to explore James’ story but the good news is you can buy his book and read about it for yourself!

Show notes below the fold:

Like the Facebook page for the book!

You can also like the publisher, Freethought House.

It’s Wikipedia so take it for what it is, but here’s the Wikipedia entry on Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Here’s a link to the IMDB page for Mozart & the Whale.

 

5 Responses to Episode 67 – Deliverance at Hand

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  2. Robin Raianiemi says:

    I finished reading “Deliverance at Hand!” earlier today.

    The book packs a heavy emotional wallop. At least it did for me, but then, I experienced many of the same things that James did when I was booted out of the faith–disfellowshipped–when I was 20 years old. I did the door-to-door thing. But, unlike James, I was kind of a JW slacker. But there was so much there that plucked at my heartstrings. Yes, it really is like this, being a Jehovah’s Witness; he hits the nail on the head, and drives it home. A wonderful book.

    (If you are interested in a novel about what this is like, try “Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk”, by Tony DuShane.)

  3. Mike Haubrich says:

    Hey, Robin, I had not known that you were an Ex-Jehovah’s Witness!

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