Mark Russell & Shannon Wheeler's faithful yet irreverent approach to the Bible made their book God Is Disappointed in You a modern cult classic. Now, by popular demand, they turn their attention to the best parts left out of the canonical Bible, including the Midrash, the Apocrypha, Gnostic Gospels, and more! And if you thought the Bible had some weird stuff in it....
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I'm Audible's first Editor-at-Large, the host of In Bed with Susie Bright -- and a longtime author, editor, journo, and bookworm. I listen to audio when I'm cooking, playing cards, knitting, going to bed, waking up, driving, and putting other people's kids to bed! My favorite audiobooks, ever, are: "True Grit" and "The Dog of the South."
Apocrypha is like "The National Enquirer" to the Bible's "New York Times" —it has all the unsanctioned dirt; Adam's ill fated first marriage to Lilith, Eve's affair with the Serpent, and many more sex scandals, monster tales, and of course, lessons involving sex with monsters.
Juicier gossipier bible stories full of seriously laugh out loud jokes and James Urbaniak's narration. It's. So. Funny.
I didn't think Russell, Wheeler, and Urbaniak could top "God is Disappointed in You," but I was wrong. Like biblical knowledge, there are endless jokes to be mined, sometimes by simply telling the stories in plain english.
The inclusion (or follow-up) with the Gnostic texts is excellent.
Very contemporary. Well written & performed.
To Authors / illustrator: Can you finish the trilogy, pretty please? Pick a date. Maybe 600 CE. It’s nice and round. Go from there.
It’s sad that I learned more about religion from your book than any other source. Feel “happy with yourselves”, you earned it. Could you please continue the trilogy. Pretty please.
James has a great range of character voices. Also liked his use of "pause" to express the meaning, not just the letter, of the book.
Mark Russell doesn't let the subject matter scare him. Like his previous book, this is hysterical and educational and level setting. Love these folks
If you're the sort that can't tolerate foul language or religious humor, this audiobook is NOT FOR YOU. Many people learn through dark humor and I'm one of them. Keep them coming!
I loved this!! It's amazing and provides historical context for the writings.
It's humor lies in the modern day relatable dialogue interpretations, not on mockery of the texts. It's amazing and insightful!
Entertaining, but I had hoped to learn more of the apocrypha. I would have appreciated a bit more serious tone, references to the sources, maybe a paragraph I tradition to each. Didn't learn much and don't know why I learned.
Everything ,loved the narrator !
I haven't read any other book but part of the original Apocrypha which is huge !
Adam and Eve ,Jacob, Joseph, Lol Abraham, all of them, sorry !
Yes ,what moved me was the truth in the book and how it makes you think about what we have been taught from others, but if we really examine what we have been taught we will see the truth verses, the lie. In my opinion. .
Thank you to the writer and thank you to the narrator you made the book come alive ! I had not read your book God is disappointed in you Soooo, I bought that too. Thanks again
"So funny and yet accurate"
I really enjoyed these series, together with God is dissapointed in you. Both are entertaining, funny and leave you wanting more. Very impressed with the reader.
Hopefully the author will cover more religious books, although the cartoons might not be always appropriate...
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