You may be looking at this page because you are aware that I wrote a book (A Bigger World Yet) in 2011 about approaching ones same sex desires from a different perspective than that embraced by our culture at large, or most in the church. Thank you all who have been such advocates for the book, brotherhood, friendship, honesty, and viewing same sex needs as a core requirement that needs to be met. I honor all of you who simply define yourself simply as “men” and nothing less.
You can purchase a paper copy of the book here for $14.95: http://www.lulu.com/shop/tim-timmerman/a-bigger-world-yet-faith-brotherhood-and-same-sex-needs/paperback/product-20469862.html
(Amazon does not have everything by the way… some entrepreneur with little integrity has printed off books through Lulu at $14.95 and are selling them on Amazon at a ridiculous price – last time I checked over $500?)
You can also get the book digitally through “Smash Words” : http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/140172
You can read the introduction and part of the 1st chapter as well for free on line (what a bargain).
Here are just a few of the very kind e-mails that have been sent to me regarding the book:
“First of all I want to let you know that I did receive your book yesterday. I read the first chapter….as soon as I started reading it I said to myself, “WOW!, he wrote THE book!” This is the book that has never been written. Thank you, Tim, for stepping out there and being so honest. Many of us can just shake our head in agreement. This is especially so for those of us who are desiring to seriously follow Jesus AND have a deep need for authentic connection with other men.” J. K.
“You have your finger on what may be a primary key to Christian Maturity in our sexualized age. Having done mental health therapy with men and women for 32 years, my sense is:
1. Being needy is a Gift
2. Christians need the teaching and discipline of how to be gracious receivers of the gift(s).
3. “If you are aroused or have a sexual charge, you spend it” (Tim Timmerman, p.196) What I have often termed the “Rabbits in Heat” version of human sexuality.
4. Male intimacy and teamwork is the foundational protocol/strategy for the Kingdom of God.
Knowing what I know – Love you Brother! “ A.V.
“A friend of mine recently bought me a copy of your book A Bigger World Yet. I just wanted to let you know how grateful I am for you and for taking the time to write what you wrote in this book. I resonated with it so much and agreed with practically everything you’ve shared in the book. I’ve taught on the very same things you’ve shared and it’s great that I finally have a resource that I can refer to in support of what I believe in as well.” B. G.
“Thanks for sharing your life with us… I really like the book and I resonate with it—reading it is refreshing me quite nicely, and helping me with some of my own issues, turning points and decisions. So God used you, at least in MY world, as you penned the book. Thank you again for it, Tim.” R. E.