God Is Disappointed in You is for people who would like to read the Bible...if it would just cut to the chase. Stripped of its arcane language and interminable passages, every book of the Bible is condensed down to its core message, in no more than a few pages each.
Written by Mark Russell with cartoons by New Yorker cartoonist Shannon Wheeler, God Is Disappointed in You is a frequently hilarious, often shocking, but always accurate retelling of the Bible, including the parts selectively left out by Sunday School teachers and church sermons.
Irreverent yet faithful, this book is a must-listen for anyone who wants to see past the fog of religious agendas and cultural debates to discover what the Bible really says.
©2011 Mark Russell and Shannon Wheeler (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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."
The story of God's dysfunctional relationship with his chosen people.
"Like most marriages, it was a non-sexual affair, but unlike most marriages, it was anything but snoozy and passionless. God's marriage to the Jews was a tempestuous, rancorous affair."
The deadpan, impeccable comedic timing of James Urbaniac had me literally laughing out loud as I listened.
After years of research and translation to pithy modern language,
the authors point out that although so many people are saturated in Bible stories, few remember the absolute zaniness that goes on inside.
If you love the Bible or you love a good Bible satire, it’s just as satisfying.
Thanks to Audible; audiobooks have helped me deal with new physical limits I've had to learn to incorporate into my life
This is an highly inventive and enjoyable way to look at biblical literature. While humorous and irreverent it is also respectful and actually more informative than you would think. I'm recommending this one as both entertainment and a tutorial.
Mad for Westies
A hilarious retelling of the bible, updated for the 21rst century.
Perfect for those of us who have never read the bible, nor had any inclination to.
Don't have time for reading, but audio books let me multi-task. I like that.
It's the Bible. The bible has a lot of great stories. It's full of a lot of crazy crap, but very entertaining.
It's all good.
He's great. I wish he had narrated more books.
It's a funny book, but that's mostly because people actually live by the bible and this simplifies all the bullshit in that book.
It's a good book that simplifies the Good Book.
I just loved listening to this! it was clever and funny and discussed some of my favorite bible stories while explaining a lot of stuff I didn't understand about this old book.
Funny, intellectually stimulating, irreverence on steroids.
When Mary and Joseph realized they had forgotten Jesus back at the Temple.
I liked how he sounded very Jewish.
God is Disappointed in You
The only audio book where upon completion I immediately started again and I bought 10 copies for friends and family. I still read it daily.
I've heard modernized versions of Shakespearean plays, and it never occurred to me that this format would work so well with the Bible.
From the narrator, sure. From the authors, no.
There is no piercing insight, nor is the commentary all that funny. I've read other books like this that had me laughing out loud. Not that one.
Perfect for the tonality the authors intended.
It's not a matter of cutting scenes. It's a matter of rewriting it to make it funny without resorting to pure trash talk/cursing to be funny.
"lighthearted but informative, a great listen."
manages to breeze through a difficult topic with irreverence but a sincere desire to simply convey the ideas in a bloody inaccessible tome! well worth a listen. performer just a tad too american for my personal tastes, being a rather dry Brit, but otherwise superb.
This book is well written, delivered and informative. The colloquial language had made the content easier to enjoy and even understand.
The narrator made the book so much fun, and was fantastic in audio format.
Witty and charming, a nice approach to breaking down the bible in a fun fashion.
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