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Midnight Jesus

Where Struggle, Faith, and Grace Collide . . .

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The heart of God can be found in the unlikeliest places, in the unlikeliest people.
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The heart of God can be found in the unlikeliest places, in the unlikeliest people.

It’s three a.m. in the side yard of a shack in the worst part of town. I’ve got a dirty-faced baby on my hip and there’s a pit bull standing on the septic tank in the next yard over barking his head off. My patient sits on the hood of her ex-husband’s low rider smoking a cigarette and dumpingher pills into a mud hole by the right front tire. Airbrushed across the hood of the car is a cross-eyed Jesus with open arms. She lays her hand on top of his as the still-hot engine ticks. Throughtears she pleads, “Help me Jesus, please.”

The dog is silent. Sirens approach. “Just breathe,” I tell her. “Everything’s gonna be all right.” 

The baby fidgets, resting her head against me, staring up into my eyes.  I raise one finger and she holds it tight.

I fumble for the words again. “Just breathe.”


Midnight Jesus shares fascinating, bizarre, and sometimes humorous true-life stories of everyday people looking for hope in their darkest hours.  Poignant and unpretentious, Jamie paints beauty where at times it seems none exists—from skating rinks and bars, late-night highways and lonely apartments, broken churches and rundown trailer parks, jail cells, bridge rails, ERs, psych wards, and that place over the levee where God laughs and walks through the cool dark night.



Contributor(s) Jamie Blaine
About the Contributor(s) Jamie Blaine

Jamie Blaine is a writer and licensed psychotherapist who has worked at psych wards, mega churches, rehabs, radio stations, and roller rinks. He is the author of Midnight Jesus, the editor of the LA literary collective The Weeklings.com, and a contributor to the online faith magazine OnFaith. Jamie is also a writer for Salon.com, Metal Hammer, Bass Guitar Magazine, Modern Drummer, and America's bestselling street paper, The Nashville Contributor.

ISBN-10 0718032160
ISBN-13 9780718032166
Release Date Oct 13, 2015
Weight (lbs) 1.0000
Height 8.38
Width 5.44
Length 240
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Price $15.99
Format Paperback
Language English

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