It’s the middle of the month again, which means it’s time for the next round of Rogue Reviews!
Stuff Christians Like by Jonathan Acuff
Stuff Christians Like is a published collection of many of the essays that can be found on the blog by the same name, Stuff Christians Like. The author, Jonathan Acuff, uses a tongue-in-cheek approach to comment on all sorts of things anyone who has spent a decent amount of time in an American church would recognize. The book covers all sorts of topics, from prayer to church to the Bible, but all in a way that tastefully pokes fun of the idiosyncrasies many American Christians have adopted (such as using the word “just” over and over in a prayer and the ubiquitous metrosexual worship leader).
My sister bought this book for me for graduation because she thought I would appreciate Acuff’s sense of humor, and she was completely right. Several of the essays had me in tears of laughter. It’s definitely not something I would recommend to someone who can’t take a joke about church, but if you’re someone who doesn’t have a problem acknowledging and laughing at your own quirks, I would definitely suggest picking this book up.