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    Review of Prodigal Daze
    by Rev. Paul G. Zimmer, II​

    Prodigal Daze is the story of a ministers struggle with an addiction and the challenges in his life. Pastor Zimmer had a remarkable spiritual experience as a young man who came to know Christ and received a calling to the ministry. The following years brought small successes and many failures in his journey toward a stronger faith and control of his sinful addiction. The author offers an honest account of his battle with sin, comparing himself to the Prodigal Son in the Bible, returning to find love and forgiveness in spite of all he had done. Prodigal Daze could be helpful for those suffering from an addiction or any of us succumbing to sin, giving us hope of overcoming through the power of Gods love.

    Reviewed by Connie Arnold
    Author of Beautiful Moments of Joy and Peace
    and Abiding Hope and Love
    www.freewebs.com/conniearnold

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    ZIMMER EXPOSES OWN SINS IN "PRODIGAL DAZE"
    OLIVER KIMOKEO | online manager


    In an autobiographical novel of dark life decisions, APU alumnus Rev. Paul Zimmer shows how his prodigal days became a "Prodigal Daze."

    Zimmer has seen his share of trials and tribulations throughout his life.

    The rise and fall of his ventures detailed in his book would be worthy of a made-for-television movie script including story lines involving pornography, failed ministries, two rocky divorces and unsteady employment.

    Zimmer should be applauded for his honesty, but not for his poor life decisions.

    The first big event of the autobiography begins on the day that Zimmer becomes a born-again Christian. Even though he was a regular church attendee on Sundays, he didn't truly understand the meaning of what it meant to be a Christian until his then-girlfriend and future first-wife showed him the way.

    Zimmer accepted Jesus Christ on Christmas Eve 1966. This was an especially turbulent time for Zimmer as he was failing classes at his junior college and was issued a Vietnam draft notice a month later.

    If there were a prototype for a draft dodger, it would be Zimmer. He made every attempt to alleviate the draft, but his efforts still garnered a 14-month stay in the Army. His release was based on medical reasons.

    In the early 1970s, Zimmer attended Azusa Pacific College. APC was just another destination along his road of many enterprises. Throughout his university days, Zimmer was involved in youth activities with a local church group.

    After graduation from APC, Zimmer became a senior pastor for a Napa church. His inexperience with the gospel led to confrontations with the elders and eventually led to his resignation.

    The story goes on and on like this. Zimmer finds one avenue and then leaves it the next year for something different-whether it was his own doing or not.

    Zimmer continued to put himself in leadership positions in church jobs and non-church jobs even though he was in much need of a leader himself. He continued to struggle with his sins while being an example for others in the limelight.

    The sins that Zimmer struggled with the most were a secret that he kept from others. He had a major addiction to sex-his outlet was pornography and adultery.

    Instead of facing his battles head-on through the help of Jesus Christ, Zimmer was a persistent sinner.

    Eventually, the climax of the autobiography brought a resolution to his struggles. After the events of the book, Zimmer began a fruitful career in helping others in crisis.

    The consequences of Zimmer's sins were a personal test in the development of his testimony.

    It was truly refreshing to read about a Christian battle that did not sugarcoat the sin. Zimmer put his past sins out in the open so that people who have struggled with a similar sin can see a journey back into the arms of the Father.

    I enjoyed reading "Prodigal Daze" for its straightforward honesty and Zimmer's blunt standpoint on the framework of sin.




    Prodigal Daze is available on most of your web bookstores under the authors name and title of the book. Please check with Amazon.com, buy.com, Berean.com, etc. You may find additional inofrmation on this candid story of sexual addiction on the authors web site: www.removethehaze.com
     
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    Check Out My Web Page for more ....

    On my web page is another full page of endorsements on both books. You can access the web page at: http://www.removethehaze.com

    Thanks for checking out the info, and if you decide to buy a book, if you send it to me in a SASE, I'll sign it and send it back.

    Just one more tid bit of info: Both books have been in the Top Ten on Buy.com under books published by my Publisher [WinePress/PleasantWord]. I want to praise God for this, and the fact that both books are selling quite well considering the fact that I do not have a PR firm.

    God Bless,

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    Your Book Touched My Heart and Soul!

    Another reader has sent their opinion of Thorn Daze. I hope you enjoy this review from a reader in Pasadena, CA.

    Hello Pastor Paul, first I would like to thank you for your book, it touched my heart and soul. I am very lucky to have gotten to know you through this book and your help through the forum we share together. You have helped to save me from myself, and I am now doing okay. Raising two grandson's, alone, and dealing with health issues and " PAIN" [which I know you can relate to] is not easy. I will be sending off a check for my book*.

    I just loved your book, because it has helped to restore my faith, while it redirected me back to the point I needed to be.

    Sincerely Dee Dee
    Pasadena, CA




    *Because this book was sent under the Remove the Haze scholarship program, Dee Dee was notified that it was not necessary to send a check. Remove the Haze Ministries has a few people that give regular gifts in order to allow us to send books to those who want the book but are unable to purchase it. If you know someone that wants a book, let me know so I can see if they would qualify'.

    Shalom,

    Pastor Paul
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    Find Out How You Can Get a Book for Free

    That's right. On occasions, the ministry will send out free books. These complementary books are given to persons who can't afford to buy one, and really would like one. If you, or someone you know falls into this category, please let me know.:wavey:

    Shalom,

    Pastor Paul
     
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    Insightful and interesting stuff. Thank you for taking time to share.

    Sharing real life struggles for Christians is NOT typical in our society that wants superficial issues and quick happy-endings.
     
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    BB Members Book Number 1, Again....

    I thought I'd let you folks know that my book "Thorn Daze" is once again number 1 on buy.com's list for books sold by my publisher [Pleasant Word]. This is exciting, and I give the praise to God.:godisgood:

    I believe with my heart, that Thorn Daze will help a multitude of readers who suffer from pain and chronic disease and illnesses.

    There is another Post on the book under: "Two Positive Reviews on BB Author" and you will find several good reviews with this post.

    You can find the Number 1 Ranking at the following: http://www.buy.com/merch/q/queryType/book_author/store/3/loc/106/Pleasant+Word.html

    Shalom,

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    That's so cool!! Congratulations brother!
     
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    Thanks....

    It is great to see what our God will do when we obey Him. I didn't really want to write this book, but once I agreed with God, His Spirit overwhelmed me and it was finished in less than three weeks.

    The sales are still minimal, but the praise from those who have read it, continue to let me know that it was of God.

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    Thorn Daze Moves Up Again

    The Lord has provided for Thorn Daze on yet another Buy.com site [see below]. It had fallen to number 51 a few weeks back, but it is now back to number 6. Prodigal Daze has also moved back into the top 10 at number 8.

    Praise the Lord for His supernatural favor.:godisgood:

    Don't forget, should you want a signed copy of Thorn Daze, call or e-mail Borders in Riverside, CA. There are approxiamtely 14 signed books remaining from my Personal Appearance there in the Summer.

    Blessings to all of you, and thanks for your support.

    http://www.buy.com/retail/searchres...qu=pleasant+word&loc=106&display=col&dclksa=1

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    Thorn Daze on Buy.com Selling Well

    It is going to be a great Christmas season, as Thorn Daze is selling quite will. I've asked for your prayers in the past, and have to give God the Praise for this movement in sales.

    When I get a final count, I will let you know the exact number....

    Don't forget, you can send me the book for an autograph and personalized message. Just send me an e-mail at [U][COLOR="Blue"][email protected][/COLOR][/U] and we can arrange getting the book to me to sign it for you,

    Shalom,

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    Aurthors Books Still on Top

    After the holidays, it was great to read the buy.com reports that shows Thorn Daze was number 3 in January.

    Thanks for the prayers and support of this book.

    Remember, if you want me to autograph your copy of the book let me know and we'll work out a way to get 'er done!

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    Board Author Interviewed by On-Line Magazine

    In February I was notified that an on-line magazine wanted to interview and feature my two books. The author and publisher of this monthly newletter interviewed me and ran the interview as the main topic of her March Newsletter. I was hoping many of you would be interested in reading this newletter and looking over the feature story on my two books. Please check it out at:
    http://interviewsbycindy.blogspot.com/

    I hope you enjoy the interview, and the magazine, and I ask that you take a minute to let the publisher know what you thought about the interview. Your feedback is important to the publisher, as it helps her to know that she made a good decision to interview me. Your feedback is important to her, and to me. Thanks......:flower:

    Shalom,

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    If you don't mind me asking. How much did it cost you to publish a book, and how many do you have to sell before you would break even? I have read about different packages at different companies and what they claim, but I am curious in reality what it ends up costing? Are there things you paid for that now you wish you didn't or things you didn't pay for that you wished you would have?
     
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    Board Member Book Up For Award

    I need your vote....No, I'm not running for President, or any other political office. However, my second book, Thorn Daze (see a summary at: http://removethehaze.com/ ) is up for a popularity award on the web site: Good Reads. If you would like to vote for me, as your favorite Christian Author, then I'd love to have your support in getting my book recognized as one of the Best Christian & Inspirational Fiction Authors at Good Reads.

    Thanks for your support......:wavey:

    Pastor Paul

    http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1255.Best_Christian_Inspirational_Fiction
     
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    Hello Pastor Paul, if I send an email to [email protected] can I still get an autograph and personalized message?
     
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