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Misheard Lyrics is an irreverent and often hilarious novel about misheard lyrics, religion, messiahs, friendship, and the nature of the universe. Charles, an agnostic newspaper columnist and struggling novelist, and Chip, a jovial minister who swears like a sailor and runs a Haitian United Methodist church in Miami, discuss Charles’ various attempts at writing a book about ...more
Paperback, 1, 313 pages
Published March 11th 2018 by Social Media Performance Group, Inc.
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Rick
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mike Ellsworth’s novel, MISHEARD LYRICS: WHAT IF EVERYTHING YOU HEARD WAS WRONG?, is both entertaining and serious.

The two main characters are Chip and Charles. The former is a Methodist minister with a rebellious streak that almost prevented him from graduating from divinity school. The latter, who was raised Catholic but had rejected the Catholic message by the time he was 12, is a writer who is attempting to write his first novel. Both are looking for answers.

The novel combines magic, dream a
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Roger Hamm
Mike Ellsworth's book "Misheard Lyrics" is the journey of two good friends, Charles and Chip (one an author, the other a Methodist Minister), down the road of theism, anti-theism and all theisms in between.

They discuss, in no particular order: Mormonism, Mandaeism, The Rapture, The Second Coming, What if Christ came from a rich family, or in modern times, or both, Christian Scientists, Chaos Magic and much more.

The book questions the lyrics we hear in music and the stories we read in religious t
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Katie Kyo
Jul 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this original, inventive, and convention-bending romp. This may not be for you if you are easily offended by irreverent musings of fictional characters about religion, faith, philosophy, ethics, science, and sex that might not mirror your own beliefs. However, you’ll find a lot to reflect upon if you like to read and then develop your own perspective on these issues.

This well-researched novel references current and past thinking from intellectual luminaries to develop new p
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Kathy
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I totally enjoyed this book. It’s not for anyone who doesn’t question the universe and everything in it. It is an odd quirky mix of science fiction, religion, historical fiction, and humor. Think of the after midnight conversations in the dorm when you are avoiding studying with friends - is our universe really just a grain of sand under a giant’s toenail? - those conversations. The book follows to friends, one a writer and one an odd duck of a minister through the chapters the writer is bouncin ...more
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Mike Ellsworth has contributed technical chapters about the Internet to two widely-published books and several national magazines. He has also written numerous white papers and seven non-fiction books about social media and social selling (the Be a Person series and the Infinite Pipeline series). His poetry has been published in a variety of small poetry magazines, and he ran his own, Plainspeak, ...more

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