One woman who, as a child, was terrified of the angry God in the Bible tells how she found the God of love

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Elizabeth Limkemann releases ‘Surviving a Biblical Childhood: How I Came to Love God in Spite of the Bible’

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Ever since early childhood, Elizabeth Limkemann has puzzled over the God of the Bible, who was worshipped and praised as being kind and merciful, but in many parts of the Bible, appears to be prejudiced, angry, and punishing. This has bothered her for years, and she has not been able to find a book that addresses these issues satisfactorily. It is for this reason she has written “Surviving a Biblical Childhood: How I Came to Love God in Spite of the Bible” (published by Balboa Press).

In this book, Limkemann tells how she began to question the Bible as a very young child. Her father, a Christian missionary and later an employee of the American Bible Society, insisted on family Bible reading several times a day. Many of her early questions continued to trouble her throughout her life. Why did God banish Adam and Eve from the garden without even giving them a second chance? Why did God have to drown everyone in the world, except Noah’s family? Couldn’t Almighty God find a better way? And how was it possible for anyone to love God while being afraid of His anger and punishment?

Limkemann turned away from Christianity as an adult. Seeking spiritual guidance, she was attracted to the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda and later, Sahaj Marg meditation. However, her deep questions about the Bible continued to haunt her. Eventually, “A Course in Miracles” introduced her to a God of pure love, completely reliable and very welcoming. The course is carefully designed to lead students, step by step, to true peace and happiness. It also re-interprets many troublesome parts of the Bible. Her story also includes episodes of her life in Honduras, the Panama Canal Zone, college, marriage, motherhood and travels, including a year in Thailand.

“I think people will appreciate the authentic voice of a young child trying to make sense of what she is being told, the adolescent pondering new ideas, and the adult finally coming to peace with her questions. I also believe that through this book, many readers will find common ground with questions and doubts about the Bible,” Limkemann says. When asked what she wants readers to take away from this book, she answers, “I hope that readers will be inspired to examine their own beliefs to find the ones that serve them best.” For more details about this book, please visit

“Surviving a Biblical Childhood: How I Came to Love God in Spite of the Bible”
By Elizabeth Limkemann
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 298 pages | ISBN 9781982264826
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 298 pages | ISBN 9781982264819
E-Book | 298 pages | ISBN 9781982264833
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Seeking truth since early childhood, Elizabeth Limkemann is happy to share her story. She lives in Connecticut where she is a church organist and a piano teacher. She has two daughters and five grandchildren.

Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres. Through an alliance with the worldwide self-publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the self-publishing model. For more information, visit To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 844-682-1282 today.

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