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Thanks for dropping in. I'm an independent-minded author, blogger, former evangelical missionary, and microbrew enthusiast. My book, Confessions of a Bible Thumper: My Homebrewed Quest for a Reasoned Faith traces my twenty-five-year plus spiritual journey into and out of conservative Christianity. I enjoy writing with an entertaining and reflective style on religious and social issues. Some say I tend to be an inconoclast who always insists on going where the evidence leads. Check out my book, videos, articles, and excerpts and be sure to correspond with me on social media. Cheers!

New Book Coming Soon!
I'm pleased to announce I am working on a second book called, Craft Brewed Jesus: How History We Never Knew Taps New Spirituality We Really Need. It will take you on a fascinating historical journey to reveal a refreshing spiritual paradigm not based on religious fundamentalistm or pseudo-spiritual wishful thinking but grounded in sound, historical research.

Bremerton Patriot Article:
Local Auther asks What Would Jesus Brew?

Podcast Interview on Homebrewed Christianity
Don't miss the fun banter and interview with Tripp Fuller while at Wild Goose East (click on Audio MP3 icon at bottom).

Interview on The Place!
Michael is a guest on The Place with Dr. Michael Jones talking about his spiritual evolution. NOTE: Interview starts at 2:30 minutes.

A Guest on Darkwood Brew talking on "Faith, Science, and Our Creator":

Interview starts at 2:50

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"...will stir a lot of people to rethink much of what they believe and do."
Dr. Tony Campolo, speaker, sociologist, social activist, pastor, and author of Red Letter Revolution.

"Confessions of a Bible Thumper has all the marks of a spiritual classic. Its honesty, courage, humor, and real "God" experiences are the mandatory rungs in the ladder people need to climb out of today's toxic cocktail of fundamentalism and cynicism, and walk boldly into the dazzling light of authentic spirituality. Bravo!"
Jessica Maxwell, author the double-gold award winning spiritual memoir, Roll Around Heaven

"An important book for both conservative and progressive Christians. Much of it reads like a novel while being highly instructive."
- Marcus Borg, leading Jesus scholar and author of 21 books

"Camp's book marks an important milestone. It adds another chapter to a growing body of literature about what it is like to awake from the evangelical dream and discover that you've been living a nightmare. I recommend this book!"
- Frank Schaeffer, author of Crazy for God

"Confessions of a Bible Thumper is a provocative and insightful memoir by an evangelical Christian who dares to quit blindly accepting the 'bible-based' assumptions of fundamentalism to begin his deeply personal quest for a reasoned faith."
- Mel White, author of Religion Gone Bad and Holy Terror

Amazon reviewers:

"...an entertaining, illuminating, and thought-provoking work for Christians and non-Christians alike."

"Much needed at a time like this. This was truly one of the best books that I have ever read."

"Secret thoughts, emotions and memories resonated with one's own past and present life and made me laugh, cry and look at my faith in a different way."

"...well researched and thought out. ...he's not just pulling stuff out of the air."

"If you are tired of moral dogmatism that doesn't appear to be anything like Jesus, you will find this a refreshing read... If you like reading controversial books, you will order this one.... If you fear asking questions, don't read this book."

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