Minneapolis, MN, October 07, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- James Zimmerman, co-host of Atheists Talk Television Show and author of the new release "Deliverance at Hand!" will give readers and curious minds a first hand account of his life as a loyal, zealous Jehovah's Witness and his subsequent defection from that faith at his official book launching on October 20, 2013.
Mr. Zimmerman will be presenting at 2pm on October 20, 2013 at the October monthly meeting of the Minnesota Atheists to be held at the Apple Valley Community Center at 14603 Hayes Road in Apply Valley. The event is free and open to the public. Mr. Zimmerman will not only discuss his new memoir, but also compare the Jehovah's Witness religion with other religions, discuss the Jehovah's Witnesses' claimed evidence for believing we’re living in the last days, explain what nonbelievers often get wrong about the religion, and reveal some little-known aspects of the Jehovah's Witness religion. He will also shed some light on the Jehovah's Witness policy of shunning former members, citing examples from his own life. A question-and-answer session will follow.
"Deliverance at Hand!", the Redemption of a Devout Jehovah’s Witness, gives an insider’s account of what it is like to belong to an insulated, apocalyptic community which shuns anyone who leaves it, including family and friends. As James matures, fissures begin to form in the bedrock of his fundamentalist Jehovah's Witness belief system, creating a huge predicament: He is no longer a believer, but leaving a religious community that teaches its members to shun former members would have deep and painful ramifications.
About James Zimmerman:
James is a member of the Minnesota Atheists Editorial Board and a former editor of The Minnesota Atheist newsletter. He is a frequent host and guest of the Atheists Talk television show. His writing has appeared in The Minnesota Atheist, The Humanist, Free Inquiry, and American Atheist. His essay “Losing My Head” appears in the book Atheist Voices of Minnesota.
About Minnesota Atheists:
Minnesota Atheists is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational organization that seeks to promote the positive contributions of atheism to society and to maintain separation of state and church. Minnesota Atheists actively promotes secular values through participation in public affairs, educational programs, and hosting the only live atheist radio talk show in the state: Atheists Talk, Sundays, 9:00-10:00 a.m., KTNF AM 950. Minnesota Atheists is the state’s oldest, largest, and most active atheist organization. Additional information at MinnesotaAtheists.org.
Book Launching of "Deliverance at Hand!": 2pm, October 20, 2013. Apple Valley Community Center, 14603 Hayes Road, Apply Valley MN, 55124. Free.