Local atheist author, James Zimmerman, will be giving a talk and signing books at SubText Bookstore in St. Paul this Sunday. You are welcome to attend!
Deliverance at Hand! is James Zimmerman's enthralling account of growing up as a zealous Jehovah's Witness, and of the all-consuming nature of belonging to an insulated, apocalyptic community. James is held up as a shining example for other youths in the religion, is given unprecedented privileges, and spends his youth proselytizing. He may very well have knocked on your door. But as he matures, fissures begin to form in the bedrock of his fundamentalist Jehovah's Witness belief system. And as James doubts grow, so does his predicament: Leaving a religious community that teaches its members to shun former members would have deep and painful ramifications. He must make the decision between intellectual honesty and his way of life.
SubText Bookstore has a facebook event posting listing the other authors who will be speaking Sunday as well: www.facebook.com/events/[masked]
After the event, those who are interested may arrange a group to continue the conversation at a local resturant. Perhaps Fabulous Fern's Bar & Grill; it's a block away at 400 Selby Avenue.