Monday, June 08, 2009

The Unlikely Disciple


I recently won this book from Matthew Paul Turner's blog "Jesus Needs New PR." Thanks so much MPT!


You can win a copy for yourself at the richly hilarious "Stuff Christians Like" blog by Jon Acuff. The Unlikely Disciple is a book for any Christians who wonder what we look like through the eyes of the rest of the world. It's a book for the rest of the world to see how earnest, complex and conscience-stricken Christian culture is.

What I deeply appreciated about this book is Kevin's tone. He is, just like many of my friends, respectful and curious about my way of life. I respected his all-out commitment to try to keep the standards that were set forth in the Liberty University handbook, which must have been incredibly hard when that way of life hasn't been drilled into your head from the time you were small. I wish that all of the people who profess to follow Christ were as kind, open, and brave with those around them as Kevin is inside the Liberty University experience.

The other thing about this book is the pure comedy of seeing MYSELF through the eyes of somebody who didn't grow up in this flavor of Christianity. I laughed and laughed and laughed....Kevin's bewilderment was delicious. There is something innocent about his "depravity."

At the very least, as a female graduate of Bible college, you always kind of wonder what is going on in the guy's dorm. Questions answered.

5 comments:

Keri said...

This book has been on my list... looking forward to it!

Kara Witham said...

Hello,
I found you by clicking "Etsy" in my "interests" links on Blogger and decided to "follow" you. I would like to invite you to my new blog, "Dish."

I would love it if you would tell us something you "ate" today, and something you "made" today, at this post here:
http://dish-dish-dish.blogspot.com/2009/06/hello-and-welcome-to-my-new-blog-dish.html

See you,
Kara

Heidi said...

That sounds like a great book! I'm currently trying to find the time to read unChristian. I'm a little behind the times, but this was worth the wait. The Unlikely Disciple sounds like a great follow up.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to read it! I grew up un-Christian in the shadow of Oral Roberts University. I'm hoping for a view of what "that place" is like!

Annie

Life with Kaishon said...

Did I ever tell you how I love how you write. It is just SO refreshing. And you use the best words. Delightful.

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