Published by Multnomah Books on May 1, 2018
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With a biting, satirical style reminiscent of The Onion, How to Be a Perfect Christian takes a humorous look at the quirks of cultural Christianity while subtly challenging the reader to search for more than a cultural faith.
Written in the trademark style of The Babylon Bee, this book humorously satirizes cultural Christianity while peppering in subtle challenges to the reader. Through humor and sarcasm (and a handy meter to rank your "holiness" as you progress through the book), readers will be called to find a more biblical understanding of the Christian faith, all while poking fun at the quirks of the modern, American Christian community.
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Written in their recognizable fashion, How to be a Perfect Christian by The Babylon Bee humorously satirizes cultural Christianity in a way that will make you laugh and be challenged.
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I've read a few articles on The Babylon Bee and this book stayed true to what I expected from them. The book covered topics like joining the right church, serving in church without ever lifting a finger, and looking really spiritual online. It also had a Holiness Progress Tracker 5000 integrated throughout.
As with most types of comedy and satire, there are those who will laugh at what they are reading and there will be those who find themselves the ones being laughed at. The same can be true in this book. There were parts of this book that I found challenging and humorous and others that are very stereotypical.
This was a different type of book from what I typically read, but it was overall enjoyable. I appreciated the way the author was able to take something humorous and still have lessons for me to take from it. All that said, I don't recommend this book for everyone. Before spending money on the book, I'd recommend checking out The Babylon Bee's website and seeing if their type of satire is right for you.