The Really REALLY Bad News Bible (Paperback)
In this spirited little book, Paul Schmidt combines irreverent wordplay and reverse cherry picking of the Bible to explore the idea that the "Good Book" is not the great doorway to the sacred beyond that it purports to be. If you are already a Bible skeptic, this book might be the mischievous little gift for family members, friends, and others who have presumptuously preached "the wisdom" of the Bible to you. Conversely, if you have long honored the Bible as a holy source, but struggled with its inconsistencies, this book offers you a playful reverie that might just get your guard dogs wagging their tails. Consider that the all too human control motive pervasive in organized religion remains embedded in modern society as a largely unchallenged force, something culturally normalized, for example, with questions like, "Are you saved?" Isn't it high time Christians began gratefully raising Christianity from the grave or even the semi-serious? Such a display of faith could move mountains in helping usher in a comedy ending to the self-fulfilling prophecy of the Armageddon tragedy. As G.K. Chesterton said, "Angels fly because they take themselves lightly.