Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Holiday Gift Guide: How To Be A Perfect Christian

Since I started this blog nearly ten years ago, I get a lot of random books sent to me. When I say random, I'm talking about books I had never requesedt to review, which includes the satire How To Be A Perfect Christian by The Babylon Bee (Multnomah; $19.99).

Here's the blurb from the back cover:

Do you dream of becoming the poster kid for Christian perfection? Then get ready to be baptized in the glorious waters of modern Christian Culture!

How to Be a Perfect Christian is a step-by-step guide to grow you up from a clueless Christ-follower into a supercharged megabeliever. Discover how to:

*Join The Right Church - See how to ditch that group of hopeless losers holding you back and find a church that's built around you.

 *Vet Your Pastor - Assess his command of sermon acronyms and alliteration - plus his grasp of dynamic gestures.

*Worship Like A Pro - Find out how to have a worship experience that leaves you with that all-important, addicting emotional high.

*Do Life Together - Master the art of never letting anyone get close enough to your life to see what a mess it is below the surface.

Wait! There's Much More - like acting the church potluck and serving the church without lifting a finger. This book is filled with everything you need to be your best spiritual self, even a free inspirational coloring page!

Final Thoughts

Honestly, I didn't know what to think of this book when I unexpectedly received it back in the spring. Don't get me wrong, I like reading Christian self-help books, but the art cover to this book is a bit odd. It was almost as if the book traveled through the time from the 1950s and landed in mailbox.

If you can get past the goofy cover, How To Be A Perfect Christian is actually not a bad little book. It tackles many Christian topics and concerns, but in an over-the-top funny way. Never once did the book feel preachy.

Overall, I enjoyed reading How To Be A Perfect Christian. It's a fun, satirical Christian book that would make an interesting Christmas gift.

*Note - I received a review copy from the publisher.
All opinions are my own.

About the Author

The Babylon Bee is today's most popular source of Christian satire. This trusted foundation of humor consistently shines a spotlight on modern Christian cultural quirks. As it pokes fun at all-too-familiar trends and traditions, it calls each of us to a truer understanding of real biblical faith. With legions of Facebook fans and loyal website visitors, the Babylon Bee spreads laughter across denominational lines to all generations.

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