GOD IS DISAPPOINTED IN YOU, review
Obviously, the star of this book is Jesus Christ, with all of his miracle-makings and willingness to die for his father, God. He just wants to spread the word to all people.
“He told the people there, as he did everywhere, that he was the son of God. “I am the Bread of Life,” he said. “Whoever eats my flesh will never be hungry again and will have everlasting life!”
“Well, that’s a disturbing thought,” someone said. “Did he really just advocate cannibalism?”
“Metaphors, people!” Jesus explained, “Metaphors!”
Mark Russell takes the Bible and brings its messages down to a modern pitch with hilarious results. He does a pretty thorough job of touching on the major theme of each book. There are stories I had long forgotten.
“A hired hand will run off the first time he sees a wolf or a lion. Those aren’t his sheep, what does he care if they get devoured? But a shepherd who has invested his entire life in raising and taking care of his sheep? He will do whatever it takes to save them, even if it kills him…”
“Enough with the metaphors, already!” someone shouted. “No more ‘Good Shepherds,’ no more ‘Bread of Life,’ just tell us: are you the g****** Messiah or not?” “Yeah!” others called out, joining in.
“Ah, but if you were the Messiah’s sheep,” Jesus replied coyly, “you would know the sound of your shepherd’s voice!”
“That’s it, get him!” the mob grabbed stones and bricks to hurl at Jesus, who, slippery as always, got away just in time.
Shannon Wheeler adds cartoon depictions, such as Jesus handing a drink menu to a waiter while saying, “Water is fine, thanks.” The cartoons are ok and are good for breaking up the text.
That Friday, Jesus was crucified. As he hung there from the cross, dying, he looked up at Heaven and said, “It is finished.”
“No it’s not,” a soldier informed him. “You’re still alive.”
“Metaphors…” Jesus mumbled, “met…a…phors.” And with that, Jesus died.
Hopefully GOD IS DISAPPOINTED IN YOU will not disappoint you. If you know some of the Bible and read this with an open mind, you’ll get plenty of laughs!
Hardcover, 192 pages, Published September 3rd 2013 by Top Shelf Productions, ISBN: 9781603090988
I was loaned a copy of this book in e-book format from the publisher.