About the Book-
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 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 acing 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!
If you take books seriously, then this one is not the one for you! How to be a Perfect Christian is FULL of satire/sarcasm (the one authentic line is probably the acknowledgements).
The Babylon Bee, a satirical Christian site, is well known for poking fun of Christian habits (reminiscent of John Crist), and while I haven’t really followed it, the book really gave me a taste of what they were about!
The entire book is basically a huge Christian inside joke, ranging from Baptist potlucks to worship services to youth group. Granted, it would probably thoroughly confuse anyone who wasn’t Christian, or didn’t have quite a bit of experience in the church.
So long as it is not taken seriously, this is a very humorous book! And even seriously, this book highlights some of the hypocrisy within the church and the little quirks and double standard of within the church.
- super funny!
- a big Christian inside joke
- some important truths presented
- definitely will not appeal to nonChristians, and may confuse them if they were to read it
- sometimes things were presented a little too hard
Thanks to the publisher, Waterbrook and Multnomah, for providing me with a complimentary print copy of the book in exchange for my honest review; I was not required to write a positive review.