Finding God When You Don't Believe in God: Searching for a by Jack Erdmann

By Jack Erdmann

Here's a chance to snoop on attention-grabbing conversations with those that chanced on God after they did not really need to and were not even taking a look. via a chain of deeply own interviews with contributors from various walks of existence, the authors behavior an enthralling discourse on learning a "higher power." The interview matters aren't proselytizers, nor are they inquisitive about evaluating religious states. Their tales are neither tidy nor definitive. What they give, despite the fact that, is a awesome, fresh, and finally gratifying mosaic at the which means and manifestation of God.

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It seemed to me that as I got older, the R & B station out of Oakland was saving my life. That’s how it felt, listening in the dark. I could always go into the music and there’d always be my bed to listen in. I remember going to the Cow Palace to see Elvis. Once in my uncle Ernie’s car, Elvis came on the radio singing “Heartbreak Hotel,” and Ernie started to change the station. ” Older still, I hung out with my cousin, Fast Freddie, a member of the Swanx. He had a  LaSalle Coupe, low to the ground, and I gained a rep because everybody knew Freddie.

It was like I suddenly wasn’t myself—I was who I really am. The gratitude I felt was overwhelming. I still am myself, most of the time, however miserable I get, and the certainty, the odd happiness, comes over me suddenly without healing or changing anything. It isn’t that I feel that I’m special to God or special in general. It’s just that I know I have the strength to get through this with nothing but a broken heart and everything beautiful around me. I’m completely grateful, however strange that might sound.

I just know that soon afterward I went into treatment about forty miles away. How did that happen? I don’t know. I was barely a conscious being. I had nerves and not much else. I said good-bye to everyone and told them I was going in for surgery (maybe I really was). I thought I’d be back. I was just going to get straight and come back so I could live the same life but now in an orderly fashion.  Finding God When You Don’t Believe in God I was a wreck the first week. The house manager was awake most of the nights, talking to me and keeping me away from sharp things.

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