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224 pages
Sep 2004
Howard Publishing

The Choir That Couldn't Sing: And Other Merry Tales

by Bob Reed

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Church life can provide some of the funniest moments in existence. It doesnít matter what denomination, Godís people come alive with hilarity and downright adventure. Bob Reed weaves funny stories in his new book, The Choir that Couldnít Sing, a collection of tales about Methodist misfits who try a new sign language choir. In "The Great Episcopalian Bear Hunt," a fundraising event raises more than eyebrows or funds, and "Meanwhile, Back at the Manse" finds Presbyterian women refusing to fix their men folk any decent meals until they agree to convince the mayor to finance a new town playground.

Each lighthearted story is full of quips and comebacks. Itís much like a stand-up comedy routine that will keep readers laughing. All humor is in good taste and should not be offensive to any particular denomination.

Bob Reed is an accomplished writer who spent twenty-five years managing public television stations and serving as an executive at PBS. He has been a speaker at numerous national and international seminars and trade shows. Other humorous books heís written include, The Potluck Dinner That Went Astrayóand Other Tales of Christian Life, and How to Survive Being a Presbyterian.

Christians who need to unwind with a good laugh will find, The Choir That Couldnít Sing a great addition to their library. It will keep readers rolling in the aisles. -- Beth Loughner, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

This delightful collection of illustrated short stories offers a funny look at some of the follies and foibles of mainstream Christian churches. Humorous yarns about Godís people of all denominations elevate quirky characters to a state of grace through their adventures and misadventures.

These tales and more come alive with hilarity and warmth to show how God works through even the most bumbling and misdirected human efforts. Author Bob Reedís humor is laced with insight, his descriptions with inspiration, and his characters with Godís love.