Stuff Christians Like by Jonathan Acuff


Summary:
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.

About the Author:

Jonathan Acuff

For the last ten years, Jonathan Acuff has written advertising for clients ranging from the Home Depot to Chick-fil-A. In addition to his many day jobs, he also writes a blog called www.stuffchristianslike.net. He and his wife live with their two daughters outside of Atlanta, Georgia.

Learn more about Jonathan at http://stuffchristianslike.net.

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My thoughts:
Our worship pastor is a big fan of the website, so when the opportunity to snag a review copy came up, I took it. I loved it. Every word. Even then stuff that was written specifically about me and the Christianese things I do was funny! Somehow Acuff manages to shed satirical light on the Christian subculture without crossing the line into offensive or sacrilegious -- which makes this book pure art.

Also, being a church-staff wife and married to The Sound Guy, I loved the sound guy illustration. It's painfully funny. Nobody notices all the good work he does, all the times things don't go wrong because he's running up and down from sound booth to stage for five hours on Sunday morning. But when there's feedback, or a mic switched three seconds after someone starts talking? OHHHHHH RIIIIIIITTTTTE we have a sound guy.

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(Mychurchisawesome).

I was reluctant to let this book go to church, though. I mean, all our tech guys and girls have GREAT senses of humor and I just KNEW one of them would abscond with it. But they proved Good and True, and it was returned. They didn't even read all the words off the pages!

Anyway, TOTALLY AWESOME, especially for anyone in ministry who isn't easily offended. And really, I don't know how can be in ministry for any length of time without developing a thick skin and a good sense of humor. Fun stuff here, but it makes you think more fully about our rituals and expectations of the church.

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3 comments:

Kimmy said...

I was just standing in B&N 2 days ago looking at this book! I want so badly to read it!

Kate Diamond said...

Sounds fun and funny, without being mean-spirited. I love it when authors do that!

Kate {The Parchment Girl} said...

This sounds like a wonderful book! I'll have to get my hands on a copy and enjoy a good laugh. :)

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