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The Second Coming, The Last Parable of Jesus
A humorous, controversial and irreverent look at Jesus' second coming, wherein he tells us we are and have been wasting our time waiting for a savior. It is a poignant story of love, sexuality, philosophy and accountability, spiritually inclusive and unabashedly honest.
Perfect Paperback, 200 pages
Published June 21st 2007 by Revolving Door Books
(first published 2007)
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Oh my! I’m blushing… laughing.. telling my husband he MUST read this next! I admit I wasn’t sure what exactly I was in for when starting to read this book, and as soon as I reached the part about how Jesus was conceived (by Jose and Maria… she’s a Scorpio), I knew that this would be unlike anything I’d read and to put my big-girl pants on and dust off my sense of humor. And I loved every page! Really enjoyed how Mr. Goldstein spun his own twisted and fun versions of religious lore, and there are ...more
delightfully quirky and unique, “The Second Coming…” by Lewis Goldstein reminds me of a cross between a satirical re-imagining of religion, crossed with a super cheesy soap opera. But in a really awesome way! The description of Jesus had me laughing out loud (as did many other parts, actually) and I knew I was in for a treat. If only church had told us these stories growing up! Ha! Despite all the obvious humour, there are actually some pretty good messages in here, and I think I’d love to have ...more
"The Second Coming, The last parable of Jesus…” is an entertaining and satirical look as some of our most beloved and best known (and least known) religious stories. Imagine if South Park took on the history of Christianity… well this was a hundred times better and funnier. Overall the writing was solid, but there were a few editing things here and there, and the formatting was tough to read at times with the block text that wasn’t indented or spaced properly. Just made some parts run on where ...more
chock full of comedy, tongue-in-cheek snark and wit, “The Second Coming, The Last Parable of Jesus” was by far the most unexpected delight I’ve read this year. Wow did I need that! Why do I almost feel like the world would be a better place if everyone read this book? Love the author’s comedic (and actually insightful) twist of age-old tales and beliefs, and it is also very well written. Really enjoyed it!
OMG hahaha what did I just read? And now that I know where the title “The Second Coming” is inspired from, I’m laughing again as I write my review about this awesome book by Lewis Goldstein. This should be a movie. Seriously. I don’t think the smile left my face the whole time I was reading this. Only those with a sense of humor and who don’t take their religion too seriously should probably read this… but those with an open mind and ability to laugh at it all will love it. Highly recommend!
what a fun, entertaining read! So easy to get totally swept up in, and different from anything I’ve read lately. The author has a genuine knack for humor, and that is really not an easy thing to do, let alone write. Too many people “try” to be funny, and it feels forced. But this was just effortless brilliant writing that kept me engaged and entertained throughout. Really hope this author writes more like this is the future!