Book Review: How to Be a Perfect Christian by The Babylon Bee

What the book is about: 

This short book is a funny, satirical book about modern Christianity and some of the stranger things about it. It talks about finding a church, getting involved, how to up one’s holiness factor, and addresses several other areas in a pointed, satirical way.

What I liked: 

  • The painful truth inside – There is no denying that the American Christian Church has some issues and this book clearly identifies several of them, but in a somewhat nonthreatening way.
  • Hilarity on every page – It never lets up from the first page to the last – I actually took a picture of a couple pages and sent it to a friend of mine, joking with her about the state of her soul. In fact, I’ll be letting her borrow it now that I’ve written up this review. I think she’ll find it absolutely hilarious. I wish I could sit by her while she read.

What I didn’t like: 

  • I’m actually not THAT much of a fan of satire because it’s just so close to sarcasm, which I also no longer have much taste for. I get that it really connects with some people, and I think that’s GREAT. However, as I neared the end of the book, I really just wanted to be done with it because of the high level sarcasm going on in the book. I’m sensitive to it now. I certainly can’t deny that it is funny and the truths inside need to be spoken, but this simply isn’t the best method for me.

Overall thoughts and opinions: 

I believe this is a book that needed to be written. As mentioned above, I think the American (or Western church as a whole) has some serious issues inside which are addressed beautifully within this book. I believe more conversations around these topics need to happen, but we also need to learn to listen to each other.

I would recommend this book to pretty much anyone because even though there are painful truths inside, they are presented in a rather nonthreatening manner, as long as you can handle satire.

Even with my non-so-satire-loving self, I give this book 5 stars. I think people should read it.

5 star rating

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I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own. 


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