Friday, October 20, 2006

Your Best Life Now Book of Martyrs

Christianity Today recently compiled the Top 50 Books That Have Shaped Evangelicals, leading to the inevitable Purgatorio parody: 50 Potential Christian Bestsellers. Here are some of my favorites, but nearly the entire list is hilarious.
1. Your Best Life Now Book of Martyrs
3. 40 or so Days more-or-less of Purpose
12. Pretty Good People in the Hands of an Ambivalent God
39. What on Earth Am I Here For and Why On Earth Do I Keep Asking Myself these Questions?
50. Capitulating: Unveiling the Mystery of Keeping Your Wife from Getting Mad at You When You Want to Run Around and Do “Wild at Heart” Kind of Guy Stuff
I would like to add a few of my own:
The Scandal of the Evangelical Emotions - How Emotions Replaced Reason in Evaluating the Claims of Christ

Harry Potter: Witchcraft Repackaged - C. S. Lewis

Hugh Ross On Trial
-or-
Ken Ham On Trial

That Past Darkness - How the World Is Getting Better

Your Best Book Now - How to Stay on the New York Times Bestseller List Without Writing Anything Substantive

The Late Great Christian Intellectual

Dare to Catechize

Know Why You’re Pretty Sure You Think You Believe

The Genesis Code - An Ancient Code Reveals the Fossil Record Was Created By Satan to Discount Genesis

The Cost of Church Membership

Basic Supralapsarianism

Evidence That Demands a Rejection of All Alcoholic Beverages

Mere Postmodernist Emergent Open Theology
Got any more good ones, anybody?

3 Comments:

Anonymous Hugh said...

Lampoon... gotta love it.

I did a Tim Challies-inspired piece last year titled "Books You'll Never Read":

* Never Read a Bible Verse, by Bruce Wilkinson
* The Purpose-Driven Emergent Church, by Brian McLaren
* I Made It All Up, by Dan Brown
* The Power of a Praying Christian Book Publisher, (anonymous)
* A Novel Approach to Christianity, by J.I. Packer
* Omnitemporality for Dummies, by William Lane Craig
* This Old Earth, by Jonathan Sarfati
* Whatever, by J.P. Moreland
* Chicken Soup for the Postmodern Soul, by Nancy Pearcey
* Mere Banality, by C.S. Lewis
* How to Keep Spiritual Things in Their Proper Place, by Francis A. Schaeffer

10:02 AM, October 23, 2006  
Anonymous Hugh said...

Found a priceless specimen among the comments on Purgatorio:

Open Theism: God Never Saw It Coming, Clark Pinnock

10:08 AM, October 23, 2006  
Blogger Jeffrey J. Stables said...

This one was added recently:

Joel Osteen: Enjoy your best life now (because the next one you'll spend suffering in hell)

10:36 AM, October 23, 2006  

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