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As a pastor’s kid who has grown up in the church, I’ve had my fair share of Sunday services. However, none of them prepared me for the disappointments in life. We all have them, right? The relationship that didn’t work out. The dream job that never materialized, loss of your health or the death of a loved one. For most, it’s simply the dreams that never came into fruition. Church and its collection of “do’s & don’ts” for how to live your life didn’t soothe my broken soul. My faith faltered during my personal struggles, as the chronic pain from 5 spine fusion surgeries overwhelmed me and my bipolar depression left me empty and dead within. Instead, I found alcohol and prescription opioids & fentanyl to be a much better comfort.

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After being clean and sober for a couple of years I was looking to share my journey on Facebook in hopes that someone might be encouraged by my story. This developed into short blog posts about addiction, recovery and hope, known as 'Today's One Minute Reads'

 

My book Jesus + Seltzer: Stories and Meditations on Sobriety and Recovery is a curated collection of my One Minute Reads.

Launched on August 14th 2022, you can order your copy at the link below. 

  • Jesus + Seltzer Support Group / Book Study
    Jesus + Seltzer Support Group / Book Study
    1st and 3rd Friday of Each Month
    Jason Umidi's Home
    1st and 3rd Friday of Each Month
    Jason Umidi's Home , Norfolk, VA, USA
    1st and 3rd Friday of Each Month
    Jason Umidi's Home , Norfolk, VA, USA
    On the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month, meet up with Jason Umidi and others to discuss Jesus + Seltzer, find support and support others.
  • Mornings On Main - LIVE Interview
    Mornings On Main - LIVE Interview
    Wed, Jan 18
    Christian Talk That Rocks
    Jan 18, 2023, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EST
    Christian Talk That Rocks
    Jan 18, 2023, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EST
    Christian Talk That Rocks
    Jason shares his stories and meditations on sobriety and recovery in his book, 'Jesus and Seltzer'. Listen to this exclusive interview, live on Mornings On Main, where Jason Umidi joins the Dan Manley to share his story. https://www.wnri.com/wnri_034.htm
  • The Author's Hour - LIVE Interview
    The Author's Hour - LIVE Interview
    Tue, Jan 17
    Christian Talk That Rocks
    Jan 17, 2023, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM EST
    Christian Talk That Rocks
    Jan 17, 2023, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM EST
    Christian Talk That Rocks
    Jason discusses his newly launched book, 'Jesus + Seltzer: Stories and Meditations on Sobriety and Recovery' is a curated collection of his One Minute Reads. Listen to it live on http://wnri.com
  • Christian Talk That Rocks - LIVE Interview
    Christian Talk That Rocks - LIVE Interview
    Fri, Jan 13
    Christian Talk That Rocks
    Jan 13, 2023, 3:00 PM – 3:15 PM EST
    Christian Talk That Rocks
    Jan 13, 2023, 3:00 PM – 3:15 PM EST
    Christian Talk That Rocks
    Jason shares his stories and meditations on sobriety and recovery in his book, 'Jesus and Seltzer'. Listen to this exclusive interview, live on Christian Talk That Rocks, where Jason Umidi joins the Richie L to share his story. https://christiantalkthatrocks.net/#
  • KXYL - AM & FM Live Interview
    KXYL - AM & FM Live Interview
    Fri, Jan 13
    Wendee Broadcasting
    Jan 13, 2023, 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM EST
    Wendee Broadcasting, Texas, USA
    Jan 13, 2023, 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM EST
    Wendee Broadcasting, Texas, USA
    Mornings with James Ray Williams and Celinda Hawkins - interviewing author of 'Jesus and Seltzer', Jason Umidi. KXYL - AM & FM begins the business day with "The Morning Show", a live and local show hosted by long - time local air personality JR Williams and veteran news reporter, Celinda Hawkins.
  • CBN Live Interview - 700 Club
    CBN Live Interview - 700 Club
    Tue, Sep 27
    CBN Live Broadcast
    Sep 27, 2022, 9:00 AM
    CBN Live Broadcast
    Sep 27, 2022, 9:00 AM
    CBN Live Broadcast
    Jason Umidi (a pastor's son) shares his story of 5 back surgeries that led to 25 years of addiction to opioids and fentanyl washed down with alcohol. And how Jesus has restored him since he went to detox on Jan 10, 2017. Watch the full interview below: www1.cbn.com/video/SUV187_JasonUmidi_092722/a
  •  THE BOOK RELEASE
     THE BOOK RELEASE
    Sun, Sep 11
    ROAM
    Sep 11, 2022, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    ROAM, 210 Trilith Pkwy, Fayetteville, GA 30214, USA
    Sep 11, 2022, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    ROAM, 210 Trilith Pkwy, Fayetteville, GA 30214, USA
    Official release of Jason Umidi's "Jesus + Seltzer" book, celebrating and reflecting on the sober lifestyle.
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“You are very insightful. I always take something away with your One Minute Reads.”

Jennifer R.E.

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