Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Review: How to be a Perfect Christian by:The Babylon Bee

 How to Be a Perfect Christian: Your Comprehensive Guide to Flawless Spiritual Living
 **Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

About the Book:
With a biting, satirical style reminiscent of The Onion, How to Be a Perfect Christian takes a humorous look at the quirks of cultural Christianity while subtly challenging the reader to search for more than a cultural faith.

Written in the trademark style of The Babylon Bee, this book humorously satirizes cultural Christianity while peppering in subtle challenges to the reader. Through humor and sarcasm (and a handy meter to rank your "holiness" as you progress through the book), readers will be called to find a more biblical understanding of the Christian faith, all while poking fun at the quirks of the modern, American Christian community.

My Review:
 A book completely based on satire but yet in many aspects seems to ring true especially if we don't want to admit it. The different things discussed in the book go from a natural just hitting on surface issues or problems that we complain about, having to do with our local church to the real issues we have deep down inside.

 I think the book's main theme is trying to be the perfect Christian and many of us think we are so we make comments and judge others when we ourselves aren't perfect, at all. We are all sinners and we are all doomed to hell if it weren't for the saving grace of Jesus Christ. He gave of Himself to save us. We are all on an equal playing field. We tend to start after some time, regarding ourselves higher than we actually are and this book plans on that standard. I actually laughed about a lot of what was in the book. But the truth is, its all extremely true and many of us if not all do it at some point or another.

 I think this should be a lesson in futility for all of us. We all sin and we all struggle. No one is better than anyone and we all are on our way to Heaven. We also need to keep this in mind when we complain. As if we need a remainder, Paul instructs on the right thing to do. Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life—in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor for nothing. But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you. So you too should be glad and rejoice with me. (Philippians 2:14-18)


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