Last night I finished reading Jim Palmer’s Divine Nobodies. Raised Roman Catholic, Palmer was converted and became a Baptist.
After attending an evangelical seminary, he became a pastor a huge nondenominational mega church. He was a rising star in Christendom, but when he got a divorce, it all went away.
Palmer’s book brings to light the difference between a faith that is just on the surface and a faith that is deeply rooted in a relationship with Jesus.
Palmer shares his faith journey – his faith re-discovery as he shares the stories of everyday common “nobodies.” These “nobodies” are no near being rising stars in Christendom. They are the tire salesman, the swim teacher, and the childhood dog. These “nobodies” live as “little Christs” more so than any big, major “somebody”.
Palmer is an excellent story teller and as he weaves his faith story with the stories of others, he invites you into a greater Story. The Story of the love and grace of Jesus. At the same time, he challenges our “on the surface” faith to really dig deeper – to ask ourselves, “Are we being little Christs on Sundays or every day?”