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Joe has been cursed. He must meet with Yahweh, the Creator, once a week for coffee, and listen to God complain. Yahweh is a crotchety old deity with a pantheon of family problems. His son, Jesus, suffers from crippling depression. God’s wife, Frigga, has basically stopped talking to Him, except to keep nagging Him about retiring. Oh, and Jesus’ estranged wife, the goddess ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 264 pages
Published November 22nd 2013 by Not a Pipe Publishing (first published October 13th 2013)
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Karen Eisenbrey
Sep 17, 2013 Karen Eisenbrey rated it really liked it
Joe Miller is an atheist, but that doesn’t get him out of his weekly coffee date with God. Joe’s grandfather offended Yahweh and earned his family a curse to the fourth generation. Joe represents the third, and wants more than anything to free his young son from the burden of listening to the Almighty gripe every week. As if that weren’t enough, Joe suspects his wife might be cheating on him . . . and some minor deities plan to oust Yahweh from power by starting an inter-religious war on Earth.

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Jul 30, 2014 Melissa Burovac rated it it was amazing
This book is both thought provoking and entertaining. I was engrossed in the story right from the start.
Benjamin paints his characters so completely that it was almost like watching a movie. Good read.
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Mar 02, 2014 Jennifer Widrig-Hodges rated it really liked it
A fascinating, funny, painful, satisfying exploration of the nature of belief and our current social situation.
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Sep 19, 2013 Mark Fleming rated it really liked it
Welcome to the world of Benjamin Gorman. It is a world of traffic, roads, buildings and sky. Where people watch television, have affairs, eat bad food and argue among themselves. But the world of ‘The Sum of Our Gods’ is not ours, it only looks like it on the surface. Gorman’s world is akin to being inside a permanent spiritual Pepper’s Ghost; where the gods rub shoulders with the mortals, occupying the same space but doing so with stealth. Usually.

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Benjamin Gorman teaches high school English in Independence, Oregon, where he lives with his beautiful, smart, and infinitely patient wife, Paige, and their essentially perfect son, Noah.

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