Book Review: God is Disappointed in You by Mark Russell

goddisappointedGod Is Disappointed in You is for people who would like to read the Bible… if it would just cut to the chase. Stripped of its arcane language and its interminable passages of poetry, genealogy, and law, every book of the Bible is condensed down to its core message, in no more than a few pages each. Written by Mark Russell with cartoons by New Yorker cartoonist Shannon Wheeler, God Is Disappointed in You is a frequently hilarious, often shocking, but always accurate retelling of the Bible, including the parts selectively left out by Sunday School teachers and church sermons. Irreverent yet faithful, this book is a must-read for anyone who wants to see past the fog of religious agendas and cultural debates to discover what the Bible really says
Provided in ebook format from the people at http://www.netgalley.com. Unfortunately in a DRM edition and of such a size that it was practically impossible to read on any ebook reader (and I tried!), making me resort to reading it on my computer whilst I had the chance and before it the expiry date kicked in

What I did see did cut to the chase, with many of the books cut down to a reasonable 1 or 2 pages of text. The cartoons nicely summed up the chapter, but seemed to be squashed tiny at the bottom of the page – imagine a MATT cartoon in the Telegraph newspaper or a side cartoon from The New Yorker. I will admit that I didnt read all of the book, through technology woes and other books to read rather than an overall lack of desire to address this kind of book

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