Gorgeous, brilliantly written, deeply moving, life-affirming, and just plain stunning. Jamie Blaine is an astoundingly talented writer. His debut is packed with beauty and will blow you away.
Augusten Burroughs, New York Times bestselling author of Running with Scissors and This is How
If I had reached the end of my rope, the edge of my hope, and darkness was prevailing. If I stood there on the ledge of lost and losing still—and somehow managed to crawl to some dark barstool corner of the world for one last shot before I gave it all up and caved in, I hope it would be this Jamie and Jesus that walked in behind me. That they pulled up a seat and told me a story and that their telling of it found me right where I was, drowning in this sea called life. And that their story would perform its magic—one funny, dark, raw, honest, loving, wild word at a time, and in so doing, revive my soul. And so they did. This is that book. Read it.
River Jordan, bestselling author of Praying for Strangers
Jamie Blaine is such an expert at demonstrating the power of the Holy Spirit to work in our lives. Midnight Jesus is a collection of stories that show people at their most vulnerable, lonely, and prideful moments when they are crying out for a savior. The Lord works in mysterious ways, and sometimes the most profound truths are looking you right in the eye. There is such a great reward in putting your faith completely in God, knowing that the same God who parted the seas works in our lives today. This is an amazing book that is sure to make an impact on your life.
Matthew Barnett, cofounder of The Dream Center and senior pastor of Angelus Temple
It's so refreshing to see an author with such an honorable background come out of obscurity to share his treasure of experience with the world. Real and rare is what this world deserves, and Midnight Jesus by Jamie Blaine packs a powerful punch like no other.
Brian Welch, lead guitarist KoRn
Jamie is a mystic of memoirists, a gonzo of evangelists, a Solomon of suffering in the backwaters that too few writers set their sails toward. I find his work arousing for its lyrical beauty and consoling for its gritty wisdom and when I put down his work, I say, with all the meanings of the word converging, man, he’s good.
Joshua Wolf Shenk, creative writing instructor at NYU, award-winning and bestselling author of Lincoln’s Melancholy and Powers of Two
Prophets have nearly always come from the wilderness, raw and a bit angry, to tell us there is more than what we've seen. Jamie Blaine does the same, but he comes from long experience in the wilderness of the human soul and he tells us of the God who dwells there too.
Stephen Mansfield, New York Times bestselling author of The Search for God and Guinness
With all the hurt and pain in the world today, especially the less desirable roads we find ourselves on, Jamie takes readers on an incredible journey of hope. No matter where you find yourself, read this book to be reminded of the constant truth that every person may experience a new beginning, and that in Christ, beauty can come from the ashes.
Pete Wilson, senior pastor of Cross Point Church and author of Plan B and What Keeps You Up at Night?
Jamie Blaine articulates a rough faith, peopled with desperate believers, heretics, and in-betweeners—the too far gone and not gone enough, with those who try and fail and fail again. There are no easy answers here, but there is a steady stumbling toward a place where “hoping is more important than knowing.” This is a Christianity that could save us from ourselves, and from each other.