About Tom’s books and More!

On this page, you will find information and links to my books, and to the books of my friends. I just added a link to “A Biker-Soldier’s Journey”, so be sure to scroll down to see all the books available.


Moments with a Biker Chaplain

Moments has been UPDATED! I added 16 additional chaplains moments for 2013 and while I was at it I added over 50 photographs in black and white.

Moments, is a compilation of the short encouraging messages I have written over this last 11 years as a member and officer of the CMA New Life Riders and as a lay Chaplain of UCOA.

It is available in printed format through Amazon at the links below;

List Price: $6.95
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
160 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1490369846 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1490369848
BISAC: Religion / Christian Ministry / Discipleship

I joined the Christian Motorcyclists Association in 1997, and I have held the position of Chaplain of the United Clubs of Austin (UCOA) since June of 2006. As chaplain of UCOA I was given the opportunity to present a “short” encouraging message each month to the members of the traditional Motorcycle Clubs (MCs) in the greater Austin Texas area. This book is a compilation of these short messages. I hope you find them encouraging.

Thomas Zimmer
Known to my friends as “Tommy Z”

Moments is also up now on Amazon at the following link for the printed edition; http://www.amazon.com/Moments-Biker-Chaplain-Thomas-Zimmer/dp/1490369848/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1370984300&sr=1-1&keywords=Moments+thomas+zimmer

And the Kindle edition; http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IVSV2SM

There is no discount code for Amazon, but of course their shipping is free if your order is at least $25, so by all means order 3 copies and give two to friends :-)

You can see my authors page on Amazon at; http://www.amazon.com/author/tomzimmer


UCOA: The Biker Experience

My second book has just been released. This one is a photo book, and contains 275 pages of photographs taken over the past 10 years of my experiences being involved with New Life Riders (CMA) and UCOA.

List Price: $50.99
8″ x 10″ (20.32 x 25.4 cm)
Full Color Bleed on White paper
278 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1491004142 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1491004142
BISAC: Photography / Photoessays & Documentaries

As a member of New Life Riders (CMA) and later as chaplain of UCOA, I attended hundreds of events, rallies and benefits over the past ten years. These benefits, rallies and parties were organized by the nearly one hundred motorcycle clubs, riding associations, ride groups, riding clubs and motorcycle ministries that are part of UCOA. As the self appointed photographer, I documented almost all of the events I attended. The best of those shots were posted on my blog at;


This collection of photographs represents a sample of the events Debbie and I have attended. Some are great shots, and some are include because they invoke special memories of those early years. I hope you enjoy viewing this collection, it was selected from the many thousands of photos that I have taken over the years.

Tom Zimmer

CMA – Christian Motorcyclists Association, UCOA – United Clubs of Austin

UCOA The Biker Experience is also up now on Amazon at the following link for the printed edition;  http://www.amazon.com/UCOA-Biker-Experience-Thomas-Zimmer/dp/1491004142/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1375675414&sr=1-2


Getting A “G.R.I.P.” On Life!!: (God Reflected In People) A Workbook Study of the Abiding Life

This is a book (A workbook study guide really) that I assisted a very good friend with getting published. Most of you have heard me talk about the Abiding Life, and some of you know it as the Exchanged Life, but whatever you call it, this little workbook takes you through the process of learning how to let God work through you, and how to avoid trying to “work” your way into heaven. A very laudable goal indeed since you can’t actually work your way into heaven, no matter what anyone has told you. Anyway, take a look.

List Price: $6.95
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
66 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1490927688
ISBN-10: 1490927689BISAC: Religion / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth

Abiding Life: A Definition:

When we abide in Christ we allow His nature and character to live itself out through us. Some call this the exchanged life, exchanging Christ’s life for ours. Some call it having Christ as life. Whichever term is used, it simply means to be filled with the Holy Spirit at any given moment, so that the fruit of the Spirit (the Godly nature and character of His love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness,faithfulness, and self- control) flow out through us and impact every circumstance we find ourselves in and every personal encounter we have.We are not called to live a set of rules called “The Christian Life.” Instead we are called to express a quality and character of life that results from allowing Christ to live His nature out through us.
This study is intended to be a guide so each of us can say with Paul, “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” It is a study of how to experience the Abiding Life.




A Biker-Soldier’s Journey

This book was just published by a friend of mine Monty Van Horn who is part of the Chariots of Light motorcycle ministry. Monty is also the pastor of Highway 2 Heaven Biker Church. Copies of his new book should be available shortly, I am waiting for my copy. It should be a good read.

Signed Copies can be ordered from Monty on his web site here for $10.00: http://www.vhmi.org/site/dbpage.asp?page_id=180005319&sec_id=180000473&nc=1378570380308.57

or you can order it from his publisher  Xulon Press here: http://www.xulonpress.com/bookstore/bookdetail.php?PB_ISBN=9781628390278&HC_ISBN


158 pages

Author Profile:

Meet the author, Monty Van Horn. He is just an ordinary person.  He is a son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, combat veteran, and a pastor.  He is also a biker, hunter, mechanic, outdoorsman, your neighbor, a friend, and again, just an ordinary person.  Monty spent 12 years in the Army and felt called to leave the military to pursue ordination as a pastor so he could return to the military as a chaplain.  While those doors did not open, God did open other doors that guided him to become an ordained inter-denominational minister.  The way God did that was unusual to say the least.  The story is in the book.  After being obedient to God and becoming ordained by God himself (you will have to read the story) Monty was still just a lump of clay on the table.  God calls Monty into being a pastor of a church!  I know right?  God makes it clear that he wants Monty inside the church and no longer preaching just in the highways and byways!  You have just got to read the story, it is amazing!  So, don’t just open the front page and check the water with your feet!  Dive in and get submerged immediately!  If you are looking for edification, encouragement, confirmation, or just want an easy to read book, you have found it.  Enjoy and may God touch you and guide you as you travel through time with Monty.  Hang on as you ride back into the past then back again and what a ride it is!

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