while i try to do a good bit of reading, i recently realized that i don't read many books that simply make me laugh. which is why i was so glad to get into "stuff christians like" by jonathan acuff. acuff is a blogger who started the absolutely hilarious blog: stuffchristianslike.net , which became so successful that he used it as a platform for writing this book, which is really just a printed form of his great blog. there are two reasons why christians should read this book: 1. it will make you laugh. acuff has the uncanny ability to look at the traditions and rituals of american christianity and find the ridiculous in it. as one who has grown up in the church (he is a pastor's kid), and who still very much practices his faith, this isn't done in a spirit of mockery or bitterness, but in great humility. for the most part he mixes sarcasm, poignant honesty, and humility in just the right amounts to convince you that it is ok to laugh at yourself and yo
a collection of words about God and life and art and baseball and football and hope and my family and my ministry and music and the immense joy in each moment of all of it. it's a record of being human. welcome.