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Trade Paperback
192 pages
May 2004
Relevant Books

The Christian Culture Survival Guide: The Misadventures of an Outsider on the Inside

by Matthew Paul Turner

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The Christian Culture Survival Guide pokes fun at all the ridiculous and downright absurd pieces of the church culture puzzle. In this commentary on the Church scene, Matthew Turner, a preacher’s kid former editor of CCM magazine, gives us a laugh along with a sturdy dose of mirror gazing. What are we doing? What are we saying to the world who see Christians as a bunch of fruitcakes, hypocrites and beyond comprehensible? The book makes fun of the incredibly weird stuff Christians do and say and wear! Though parts are offensive many are also disturbing in that they are frank and honest depictions of the church world. This book should only be read by folks with strong sense of humor and a stronger wish to get to the real issue--a true abiding uncluttered relationship with Jesus. -- Elece Hollis, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

By taking a hilarious look at the peculiarities and churchisms that have been added to this thing called Christianity, The Christian Culture Survival Guide leaves you with a knowing smile and the reassurance that true faith is only found in Jesus—not in the gift aisle at the Heaven Sent Christian Bookstore.

You know You've Survived Christian Culture If ...

—You've ever thrown out all your "secular" CDs ... only to replace them a year later.
—Your vocabulary has ever been peppered with words like "burden" or "fellowship."
—For graduation, you were given a Thomas Kinkade painting.
—You've actually tried a pack of Testamints.
—You wash your car with a T-shirt that says "GAP—God Answers Prayer."