Borrowed Bibles by Jim Good

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"Good is a talented writer, and his story of his search — one that ends with him living in California, an adherent of the Unitarian Church — makes for interesting reading overall."
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"It was during the 1940s in Arkansas when the very young Jim Good first learned from his father’s sermons that drinking Coke was a sin, but drinking Royal Crown was not. He also learned not to lie, to keep the Commandments, to love Jesus, and that God wanted segregation. By the age of twenty, he had moved thirty-one times and attended thirteen schools.

In his compelling memoir, Good shares the heartfelt story of what it was like to grow up with a nomadic teacher father who borrowed Bibles and hymnbooks from churches so he could conduct services on the front porch. With the goal of seeking income and respect, Good’s father moved the family more than once a year—from segregated Arkansas to integrated Washington and Oregon and back to segregated Arkansas, filling his son’s life with continuous culture shock. As he embarked on the challenging path to adulthood, Good began to question everything about God, soon realizing that the only way to find the truth was to become a preacher himself.

Borrowed Bibles is an engaging chronicle of one man’s fascinating, faith-filled journey as he learns to accept life as an unsolvable mystery and discover his true purpose. "
 

About Jim Good

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Jim Good is the author of three genealogy books—one a winner of the Award of Excellence by the Heart of America Genealogical Society. His diverse career includes stints as a manager of engineering, chief financial officer, corporate president, and business school dean. He currently lives in California.
 
Published April 2, 2012 by AbbottPress. 219 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction
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"Good is a talented writer, and his story of his search — one that ends with him living in California, an adherent of the Unitarian Church — makes for interesting reading overall."

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