Lizzy B's Reviews > Looking Good, Being Bad: The Subtle Art of Churchmanship

Looking Good, Being Bad by Adrian Plass
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Mar 12, 2011

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bookshelves: fiction, spirituality
Read from September 09, 2010 to March 12, 2011

An interesting look at some of the activities of the church, religious purveyers, and general stirrers, not to mention church goers own behaviour well meaning or otherwise. Written from the perspective of those who are trying to subtly send the church into a state of dissarray, keeping it from being its most effective, mocking the peculiar practices and generally undermining everything and anything from the valuable to the outrageous...

Definately a thought provoking book. However, i found that in order to keep up the style that the repetative "available from churchmanship headquarters for ... pounds and pence..." throughout the whole book proved somewhat annoying. Also, i found that some of the language was either a little pretentious or innaccessible, however, i guess this was also a stylistic choice. Would have liked the epilogue to be a little longer than a page and a half, however, it did make it's point.

A tricky read, long in the middle, full of good points and with a smattering of humour that made the read worth it.

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