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The book showed up in my mailbox and I am not even sure how. But I read it on the assumption I may have agreed to review it and so forged ahead.

Satire, as defined by, is “the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc.” Right there, among the meanings, is one reason I am not sure exactly how to take this book – I am not a fan of sarcasm.

Now that I have said that, I recently read “How to be a Perfect Christian” by The Babylon Bee.

The book reminded me of the cheesy infomercials we can see on TV. The ones in which we are being sold a product in the most ridiculous and unbelievable manner. I totally get the premise of the book – to use satirical humor to focus on Christian traditions or trends that can be found in varied denominations. I get it.

I love to laugh and enjoy humor. Yet somehow, this book saddened me. Rather than being “funny”, I felt it cheapened the Gospel.

While I fully know there are no perfect Christians, and I include myself among the imperfect, there truly has to be a more meaningful and sincere way to encourage us all to be more like Christ. The world is in dire need of people who can point them to the Perfect One, even in the midst of our own imperfections.

The book itself is well put together with a hardcover and graphics throughout. I am grateful for varied forms of writing. This one may not be for me yet I surely hope it will get into the hands of those who will benefit from this sort of writing.


*Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Multonomah Publishers in exchange for my honest review.#PRHpartner