We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Call anytime(888) 283-5051
 >   > 
God Is Disappointed in You | [Mark Russell, Shannon Wheeler]

God Is Disappointed in You

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.
Regular Price:$19.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

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.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2011 Mark Russell and Shannon Wheeler (P)2014 Audible Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.5 (17 )
5 star
 (12)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.4 (17 )
5 star
 (11)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.8 (17 )
5 star
 (14)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Jay Friedman Dallas, TX United States 09-19-14
    Jay Friedman Dallas, TX United States 09-19-14 Member Since 2012
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    37
    9
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Nothing new, not really that funny"
    Would you try another book from Mark Russell and Shannon Wheeler and/or James Urbaniak?

    From the narrator, sure. From the authors, no.


    What could Mark Russell and Shannon Wheeler have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    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.


    What about James Urbaniak’s performance did you like?

    Perfect for the tonality the authors intended.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from God Is Disappointed in You?

    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Susie Santa Cruz, CA, United States 08-04-14
    Susie Santa Cruz, CA, United States 08-04-14 Member Since 2012

    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."

    HELPFUL VOTES
    539
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    532
    235
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    216
    19
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Funny as Sin"

    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. ​

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    rick PURLEAR, NC, United States 07-29-14
    rick PURLEAR, NC, United States 07-29-14 Member Since 2011

    Say something about yourself!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    72
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    873
    197
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A New Bible"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-3 of 3 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.