My final book


I never set out to be an author. Years ago I was contacted by a major publisher, requesting that I write about my journey out of religion. Over a string of years since then I have written four books:

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

Wide Open Spaces: Beyond Paint-by-Number Christianity

Being Jesus in Nashville: Finding the Courage to Life Your Life (Whoever and Wherever You Are)

Notes from (Over) the Edge: Unmasking the Truth to End Your Suffering 

This week I am embarking upon writing my fifth and last non-fiction book. It makes sense for my journey of non-fiction writing to end here because I am putting all my cards on the table and asking people everywhere to join together in birthing a new reality in our world out of the life-giving Spirit within us. 

The biggest blunder of religion was convincing people to mistrust what is inside them, and to become dependent on the religious mindset and system to work out their relationship with God. Unless people have the confidence to turn within themselves to access the life-giving Spirit and source of all, then we’re going to be wandering around in circles forever, and getting nowhere. There’s nothing else for me to say or write; the crux of the matter comes down to this.

I’ve never been interested in making a name for myself as an author or spiritual teacher/leader. I already had superstar status in my previous religious life, and it wasn’t so great. The teacher you most need is the one inside yourself, and anything anyone else says, including me, is no substitute for what lies within you. I have my reasons for believing that everything about our reality is about to dramatically open up and change in ways this world has yet to experience, and that the only thing needed to tip it over is you trusting yourself.

So, I’m not sure what these next 4-6 months of writing this book are going to look like but you’re welcome to walk down this path with me. I decided to self-publish this book with the support of my reading audience and social media friends. This feels much more organic to me, and I find the process much more enjoyable, creative, constructive, and worthwhile. If you are interested in supporting the effort financially you can make a contribution to the:

Friends of Jim Palmer PayPal Account
Friends of Jim Palmer GoFundMe Page


Latest Comments

  1. fpblues says:


    Both you and “we” are fortunate that you were approached by a publisher and asked to write about your journey out of religion. Your message is timely and valuable to humanity and resonates vividly within me. I have also been on a journey out of religion over several decades beginning when I had an epiphanic conversation with the God inside me. I had been born into and raised up within the confines of the Mormon religion. Since that was the only thing I knew, as an impressionable child filled with a desire to do “God’s will,” I swallowed the false dogma, hook, line and sinker. It took many years of discomfort within the church and family before I finally began to seriously question the “truth” that I had been taught.

    Fast forward to today and I have already arrived at many of the conclusions and concepts that you have shared with us in your own words. Your words simply support and reaffirm the things that I have discovered for myself. I recognize them as the truth and it makes me grateful that there is someone else who understands and speaks it clearly and plainly and has the means to spread that truth and bring many people to an awareness of it.

    Support your endeavor? Of course I will.

    Thank you, David Folsom


    • jimpalmer1 says:

      Hey, David. Thanks for that! I appreciate your encouragement and support. It means more than you know. TI am grateful for your contribution to the cause of getting this book written and published. Thanks for being my friend and sharing this journey with me.

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