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God In My Head: The true story of an ex-Christian who accidentally met God.


GOD IN MY HEAD: The true story of an ex-Christian who accidentally met God.

Joshua Steven Grisetti didn’t even believe God existed when he experienced an accidental drug overdose… and met Him. The first thing God said: “Stop telling people I don’t exist.” What followed was a life-altering spiritual adventure that you have to read to believe!
This irreverent “near-death experience” memoir begins with an intimate and exposing retelling of the author’s traumatic childhood experiences with dentistry, of all things, which led to an acute dental-phobia years later. Along the way, Grisetti also explains how the strict Southern Baptist faith of his youth descended into a bitter sort of Agnosticism. His anti-theism and dental-phobia eventually culminated in a potentially lethal drug overdose at a Manhattan dentist’s office. In the spiritual vision that followed, God conducted a divine rescue mission, giving Josh a new chance at life and a message to carry back for the rest of us.

The author estimates God spent “over 150 years” providing detailed answers to questions about the mysteries of Creation, the meaning of life, the true story of Christ, the afterlife, and more. Grisetti chronicles his journey with blunt comic undertones, undercutting the lofty gravitas typically associated with the “heaven tourism” genre (including best-sellers like “Heaven is for Real” and “Proof of Heaven”). While making no claims regarding absolute truth of any kind, this real life story is, if nothing else, an entertaining and thought-provoking journey into the psychology of religion and the existence of God.

Critical praise for God In My Head:

God In My Head is a book for believers and non-believers to truly explore what resonates within themselves.” – Portland Book Review, ★★★★ 1/2

“Fantastically original. With thought provoking candor and humor, the author relays the relatable dilemma of having one’s previously held beliefs challenged — a witty, occasionally absurd philosophical romp!” – BookLife Prize by Publisher’s Weekly

“An often moving account that’s just as outlandish and funny as the author’s bizarre experience. Grisetti’s God is more reminiscent of the alien in Carl Sagan’s 1985 novel Contact than of anything in contemporary Christian literature.” – Kirkus Reviews

“Josh Grisetti’s book opens a brutally transparent window into an intimate and mystical spiritual pilgrimage. He does not try to convince the readers of this book that his vision of what he saw that day represents absolute truth. He goes out of his way to explore whether it can be attributed to a classic Near Death Experience, a drug hallucination, or a projection of his own unconscious thoughts.” – Dr. Alan Chase (Fuller Theological Seminary) – The White Rhino Report, ★★★★★

“An unexpectedly poignant memoir. Grisetti recounts his bizarre story with a number of controversial elements, a fair bit of humor, and the sort of ‘straight talk’ rarely seen in religious literature. This well-penned memoir, regardless of your beliefs, is a refreshing contribution to the ‘meeting God’ genre, and will inspire personal reflections on important aspects of existence that lie far within and outside the realm of religion.” – Self-Publishing Review, ★★★★ 1/2

God In My Head” is available in paperback and Kindle editions.

Josh Grisetti is primarily an actor working in theatre and television. He has no formal training in writing, philosophy or religion. This memoir is his first book — and probably his last. Josh was born in Washington D.C., grew up just outside of Roanoke, Virginia, and was raised in the Southern Baptist Church. He currently lives in Brooklyn with his dog, Cooter, neither of whom have any specific religious affiliation.

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