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Friday, June 5, 2009

IN THE MIDDLE OF A MIRACLE

Just wanted to let everyone know I am in the middle of something incredible happening in my life.  It is almost beyond belief.  It involves not only my coffee business but also something personal.   No, I'm not getting married :), hopefully one day, and no I'm not meeting Taylor Swift :) also hopefully one day.  It will all be in my new book, The Chicken Whisperer, due out around Thanksgiving.  Thanks to everyone for your support of my first book, Chainsaw Preacher.   I'm excited about sharing this next phase of my life.  Here is the prologue:

THE CHICKEN WHISPERER

I decided to write this book knowing quite well it would be as helpful to me as it might be to others.  I looked at the first part of my life and quite frankly I was disappointed with the quality of my relationships, and I knew it was my own fault.


      I also knew if the second half was going to be any better, I was going to have to fix what was wrong with me.   This may come as a surprise to those of you who have read my first book, Chainsaw Preacher, where I appear quite adept at the art of relationships.  But remember, if we are really living we should be growing.


     Like a lost man stumbling through the desert seeking water, I began randomly looking around and found my thirst quenched in the most unusual place.  It was in a book I found in my attic while dealing with a giant squirrel.  The bad news is the author of the book admits very few people will ever believe his format of living and loving will actually work.  The good news is, the few that have embraced it have died leaving a legacy of love, including the author who died quite some time ago.


     This author, who refers to himself as a Chicken Whisper, told an incredible story of loving someone who struggled to love him back.  Later, in an attempt to show his love for this person, he lost his life.  But his story, unbelievably, is still very much alive.


     It is my intent to live my life according to the wisdom of this Chicken Whisperer and to share with you how I arrived at this conclusion.


Timm

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July 12, 2009 at 12:49 PM  
Anonymous Ellen Kimbro said...

Great prologue. Look forward to reading the book. So is the incredible thing happening in your life the realizations? I guess I need to read the first book before I read the new one.

August 6, 2009 at 9:32 AM  
Anonymous timm johnson said...

Ellen, the incredible thing happening is related to a revelation in my book and also connected to my business. It will be worth the wait. Hopefully the book will be ready by December 1. Thanks for your encouragement.

August 6, 2009 at 1:01 PM  
Anonymous Ellen Kimbro said...

Mr. Jonson, thank you for responding! I didn't expect to see that here tonight. What I wanted to say is that I should have been asleep hours ago, but I am now downstairs in the dark firing up my laptop, because I bought your first book today at the Frog downtown on my lunch break.

I just felt like I needed to get up and let you know that after the first few chapters (short stories? chapters? Unsure of how to label them)I can tell that this book is going to change my life.

Many things happened to me starting at age 12 that sent me on a path of destruction until I was 24, when I met Jesus at UT Martin. I was eventually able to walk away from a lot of destructive, dangerous behavior I had become accustomed to, but I had no idea the battles I would continue to face in life in so many areas even after I got saved -- a battle for my destiny, the battle to maintain a pure heart in an enticing, evil world.

Don't ever underestimate the gift that God has given you -- the wit, the wisdom and insight and the ability to get it all across with words -- because God is about to use this book to bring healing and restoration into my life in a deep and powerful way.

This book is funny and disarming and so gut-level honest, I have a feeling that I am going to be reading parts of it to others. I've already read some of it to a friend over the phone tonight. So many things I've already read tonight -- mainly about feeling that everyone else is perfect in church and that I'm the only one who ever struggles -- are resonating in my spirit.

I can already feel myself lessening a grip of contempt for myself after having just read for a couple of hours. Somehow I feel empowered already, and I can see that the devil's plan to keep me in a state of guilt and condemnation over things that have tainted my past is about to be leveled for good.

Thank you for being willing to be so transparent.

August 12, 2009 at 11:46 PM  

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