BROWNS BAY, New Zealand (PRWEB) February 12, 2015
In his poignant, compelling memoir, “It's Life Jim . . .” (published by Xlibris NZ), author Jim Marjoram shares his endless struggle trying to reconcile homosexuality with his religious beliefs. This powerful book reveals his journey through life of battling self hatred, religious obsession, suicidal depression, guilt, shame, loss and into a world of unconditional love and acceptance. It illuminates the hope beyond the dogma of religions and the depth of what it means to be loved.
Inspired to give hope to the millions of LGBT people trapped and silently suffering in religions and churches, author Marjoram shares his story of who he is, what made him how he is, and how he worked through the challenge of reconciling religious beliefs with homosexuality. After years of trying to come to terms with both, he has had to completely dismantle the understanding of these issues and find a life of integrity and love. This book shares a personal reflection on what he has had to face. It is an unraveling of preconceptions and an encouragement for people to find their own journeys and live with integrity.
An excerpt from the book reads:
"My only agenda in writing this book is to help people find the courage to live with integrity, question everything, and not be afraid of what they might find, even if it leads to a dismantling of all they assume is truth. Having a 'crisis of faith' can often be the most painful, but ultimately the most wonderfully freeing experience we can have."
“It's Life Jim . . .”
By Jim Marjoram
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 152 pages | ISBN 9781493192526
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 152 pages | ISBN 9781493192540
E-Book | 152 pages | ISBN 9781493192533
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Jim Marjoram has lived with the conflict of sexual identity and religion, spending a lifetime wrestling the traditions of fundamentalist Christianity and seeking ever-deeper spiritual understanding and truth. He has undergone many forms of reparative therapy in an effort to become normal and actively participated as a leader and example of ex-gay ministries despite their ineffectiveness. After two marriages and the complete collapse of everything around him, Marjoram has discovered that which eluded him for so long: self-acceptance, peace, and love beyond the walls of religious dogma.
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