Thursday, November 3, 2011
The Funny Things Christians Do: A Review of Stuff Christians Like by Jon Acuff
Christians do some ridiculous things sometimes. Have you ever been to a restaurant with a Christian who left a tract explaining how to accept Jesus that looked like a twenty dollar bill instead of money? I have, and I can't imagine that the waiter's reaction was anything other than frustration when they grabbed what they thought was a great tip, only to find out the person who left it was a cheapskate with an agenda. Or how about when someone decides to start attending another church, claiming the reason, "I'm just not getting fed." It's the perfect argument to not only take the blame off of you, but to also make you look super spiritual by how much you care about being at a church where you'll be "fed."
For years I've grown up in the church and noticed a slew of silly things that Christians often do. Jon Acuff, who has run a blog called STUFF CHRISTIANS LIKE for several years, released a book of the same name. In this book, as well as on his blog, Acuff explores all the silly things that Christians often do, and the result will keep you laughing all the way through the book.
The book includes several essays on topics such as the people you meet in a prayer circle, the metrosexual worship leader, and confessing only "safe sins" in small group. Anyone with an extensive history with Christianity and the church will recognize many of the idiosyncratic tendencies of Christians that Acuff points out. Chances are, you'll notice several things you've done yourself that, now that you think about it, really don't make a lot of sense.
STUFF CHRISTIANS LIKE serves to give people an hilarious look at some of the things about the Christian subculture. Hopefully, readers will come away from reading it with a greater love of God, some great laughs, and they'll probably be less likely to do some of the silly things they've noticed about themselves.
I received this book for free for review from Zondervan
What silly things have you noticed that Christians do sometimes?