Mark’s #15 – Stuff Christians Like by Jonathan Acuff

This book just came out this month.  As a way of promoting the book and building a ‘buzz’ is giving the book away free during April – I took advantage of that offer.

Is it wrong to count an unabbridged audio book as part of my 52 books? – Of course not.  Christians like audio books 🙂

This book is hilarious.  I read (ok, listened) to most of it while waiting in both the Bangkok airport and the Nagoya airport.  Often I could not control my laughter (at one point, other Japanese people were laughing at me for randomly laughing out loud in public).

If you’ve been part of the American Christian sub-culture for more than 5 days, you should get this book… It’s that funny…

Jonathan takes on a wide variety of things Christians like – for better or for worse – and then points out how silly we Christians can be sometimes.  It’s good to laugh at yourself (I’ll laugh at you if you can’t).

Here’s just a few tidbits of the humorous jewels of the book:


“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.”


Though overtly humorous, Jonathan does a good job of dealing with some serious issues of our faith from time to time throughout the book.   Often I found myself saying, “That’s a really good point”.   Also, I took some notes, as much of the material is sermon gold…

Get the book and enjoy!

For bonus nuggets of wisdom and humor, visit Jonathans blog

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