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Red and Blue God, Black and Blue Church: Eyewitness Accounts of How American Churches Are Hijacking Jesus, Bagging the Beatitudes, and Worshipping the Almighty Dollar
by Becky Garrison (Goodreads Author)
A master of satire with a theological black belt, Becky Garrison shines a bright light on hypocrisy from both sides of the political spectrum, exposing how both red and blue Christians hold hostage the teachings of Jesus in service to their own partisan gain. What's lacking is a true understanding of Christ's mandate to love all of humanity--including our enemies--which, i ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published April 19th 2011 by Jossey-Bass
(first published April 21st 2006)
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This very entertaining books pokes fun at both the Left and the Right in ways that bring out what's real and what should be real in Christianity. Her thoughts have been in my own mind for a long time; I'm glad to see them in print.
Though tempered somewhat with biting humor, the author's anger and dismay is palpable and it gets exhausting to read after a while. Luckily it's a short book, and there were plenty of times I wanted to leap up from my chair and shout, "Hallelujah, sistah!"