Sometimes, we fall in love on mission trips even though we know we’ll break up when we get back. Sometimes, you have to shot block a friend’s prayer because she’s asking God to bless an obviously bad dating relationship. Sometimes, you think, “I wish I had a t-shirt that said ‘I direct deposit my tithe’ so people wouldn’t judge me.”
Sometimes, the stuff that comes with faith is funny.
This is that stuff.
Jonathan Acuff’s Stuff Christians Like is your field guide to all things Christian. In it you’ll learn the culinary magic of the crock-pot. Think you’ve got a Metro worship leader-Use Acuff’s checklist. Want to avoid a prayer handholding faux pas? Acuff has you covered. Like a satirical grenade, Acuff brings us the humor and honesty that galvanized more than a million online readers from more than 200 countries in a new portable version. Welcome to the funny side of faith.
Cafe Lily's Review:
This is one of those books that readers will either love or hate – there’s very little middle ground on this one. Jonathan Acuff grew up the son of a pastor and has the inside track on “stuff” that happens in churches. His approach in Stuff Christians Like is pretty edgy and I’m guessing that the more conservative reader may not appreciate his style.
Although I didn’t find this book “side-splitting” hilarious, the author does make several good points in this book. One of myfavorites was Christians who use prayer request time to spread gossip – how sad, and how true! I also thought his point about abstinence and how to teach it was good, as was his description of how Christians use vacation bible school for free babysitting, Facebook witnessing, Post Modern relevance, side hugs, etc.
Jonathan Acuff tells the truth about a lot of taboo “hot topics” in the church/Christian circles but he did make me uncomfortable with some of the topics and opinions he shared in this book.
This book was provided free for review by Zondervan
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