Stuff Christians Like

Stuff Christians Like

Sometimes, we fall in love on mission trips even though we know we?ll break up when we get back. Sometimes, you have to shot block a friend?s prayer because she?s asking God to bless an obviously bad dating relationship. Sometimes, you think, ?I wish I had a t-shirt that said ?I direct deposit my tithe? so people wouldn?t judge me.? Sometimes, the stuff that comes with fai Sometimes, we fall in love on mission trips even though we know we?ll break up when we get back. Someti...

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Title:Stuff Christians Like
Author:Jonathan Acuff
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Genres:Christian
ISBN:Stuff Christians Like
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:207 pages pages

Stuff Christians Like Reviews

  • Jonathan
    May 04, 2010
    As the son of a one-time preacher man, this was a read that made a thousand memories flood back into view. I think I appreciated that. I chuckled fairly frequently, laughed a couple times, got sad a few times, and tore through this read on a plane ride. bits that nailed me: + u...
  • Kristen
    Apr 28, 2010
    I laughed and laughed at many of the essays in Stuff Christians Like. Anyone familiar with evangelicalism, whether a member of the movement or not, will find this book amusing and worth flipping through, much like the popular website it originated from. I first discovered the SCL bl...
  • Stephanie Joy
    Dec 26, 2011
    This satirical book had me rolling from page one.. as a Christian who was raised in the church (pastor's kid), in the south, in a town that is the home of a prominent Christian university... well.. this was just like one big inside joke for those who have lived through and seen the rea...
  • Tim P
    Mar 22, 2012
    I really wish this book was called "Stuff Evangelical Christians Like" or "Stuff really intense life consuming Christians like" because it's not very relatable for anyone else. I have nothing but respect for the way those people live their lives but I guess I didn't think this book wou...
  • Samantha
    Feb 18, 2011
    A super quick, funny read, complete with pictures. I think I got most of the jokes so I feel fully integrated into the Christian subculture, for better or worse. I really like Jon Acuff, whom I was introduced to by Dave Ramsey. He's a great speaker, too. I'll probably pick up his other...
  • Tung
    May 09, 2010
    Everyone appreciates and utilizes inside jokes. Inside jokes appeal to us because of their immediate connection; the humor is built upon a shared experience. This book is essentially a collection of inside jokes for Christians. Similar to the site "Stuff White People Like", this book i...
  • Marsha Altman
    Dec 12, 2012
    I don't know why this book is so popular. It does look clever from the title and cover and it intrigued me, but it's really for the Evangelical set. I enjoyed it as an anthropological exercise and it was kind of funny, but I couldn't relate to it. This guy lives in a very, very smal...
  • Douglas Wilson
    Mar 10, 2013
    Most of this book was pretty funny. Some of it was lame. Parts of it were magnificent. Hence the trouble with the number of stars. ...
  • Chad Bearden
    Dec 25, 2010
    I almost feel like I was tricked into reading "Stuff Christians Like" by Jonathan Acuff. I saw it on a table at Barnes & Noble labeled "Religion", which normally I'd walk right past, but its cover had an amusing diagram of a couple demonstating the 'side hug' manaeuver, so I though...
  • Tanya
    Oct 14, 2011
    Oh my lord this book was funny. Being raised in church, this is basically one big inside joke for Christians. Satire & witty sarcasm are my favorite types of humor & are definitely something you don't see too much in Christian literature. Jon Acuff is hilarious & this book ...
  • Jennifer AlLee
    Jun 21, 2010
    There aren't many books that make me laugh out loud. The problem with Stuff Christians Like is that it had me laughing so much, it threw me out of stealth reading mode. My teenage son quickly realized he was missing out on the fun. From then on, it was a battle to see who'd pick up the...
  • Amy
    Aug 25, 2018
    I was sitting on an hour long bus ride home and thought I'd put this in for a few smiles. Forget smiles, I was laughing out loud almost the entire trip back. People kept giving me funny looks. I tried to keep it in. It burst out anyway. Though this book is starting to feel ever so slig...
  • Aislinn
    Apr 09, 2011
    "I think the uber-popular Christian prayer request for a "hedge of protection" is in the bible, but I'm not sure. It sounds like something David would have written in the book of Psalms. He's very poetic and our most Bono-like writer." ...
  • Ana
    May 01, 2016
    Over all a really good book. Some of it made me laugh, much of it made me grin, and sometimes it made me think. This is witty, sarcastic, goofy, and the occasional good-hearted kick in the pants we all need from time to time. Just like any nation has its stereotypes, so does the kingdo...
  • Hilary
    Sep 16, 2016
    This is based on the popular blog which I'd seen a few times but don't follow, so I don't know how much is new content just for the book. Loosely arranged into themes, there's an array of short articles ranging from the absurd to very thought-provoking, some gently satirical and some d...
  • Mike Rydman
    Apr 01, 2010
    Every churched person needs this on their shelf! Very, very funny! I laughed at myself throughout the entire read. ...
  • Cafelilybookreviews
    Jun 24, 2010
    This is one of those books that readers will either love or hate ? there?s very little middle ground on this one. Jonathan Acuff grew up the son of a pastor and has the inside track on ?stuff? that happens in churches. His approach in Stuff Christians Like is pretty edgy an...
  • Crystal Starr Light
    Jan 14, 2014
    Bullet Review: I adored this. If you've ever gone to church regularly (particularly in the past 15 years), you will get a lot of the jokes. The second half is far more sober, more sermon-ish, but Acuff writes well. ...
  • Chibineko
    Nov 25, 2010
    I'll admit it- I recognized several of the bits in this book from my own personal experiences or from watching some of my friends. In fact, I'd go as far as to say that several of the "What Christians Like" bits in this book tend to stretch to several different religious beliefs. I've ...
  • Jon
    Jan 06, 2011
    hilarious this guy has definitely grown up in church convicting smart author comfortable humor satire upon painful satire funny story: popped this in to listen with some teenagers on a road trip. First chapter: stuff christians like: "Ranking honeymoon sex slightly higher than th...
  • Mitch Nichols
    Jul 01, 2012
    Acuff takes a witty and humorous look at Evangelical Christianity in this collection of short vignettes which admittedly will primarily resonate with with those who have grown up in conservative circles. If you are not a fan of satire then this book is definitely not for you. Often Chr...
  • John
    Feb 05, 2011
    If you're not familiar with Jon Acuff, he is a wildly popular blogger who has built a reputation out of being able to see what's comical about this crazy business called evangelical Christianity. Never sarcastic, never bitter, cynical or critical, but playfully and affectionately h...
  • Matt
    Nov 26, 2012
    I found Jon Acuff to be very funny and spot-on when it came to his satirical look at modern Christian culture. Although I have been familiar with Acuff's blog, StuffChristiansLike.net, for years, I have never been a regular reader of the blog. In fact, every entry in this book was new ...
  • Chris
    Jan 23, 2012
    Love the book--Jon Acuff boldly goes where few Christians have gone before; making fun of ourselves. There were 4-5 times I found myself reading this out loud to my wife (who follows Jon on twitter). If you want a good belly laugh read this book. ...
  • Melanie
    Mar 29, 2012
    For the most part, this was just an okay read. It started out funny, but then some of the sarcasm was just not my cup of tea. I really liked the last chapter, though, probably because it took on a more serious vibe. ...
  • David Sarkies
    Jan 16, 2013
    A satrical look at the quirks of Christians 16 January 2013 I thought I had already written a commentary on this book but when I checked Goodreads, and also the file where I keep a backup of all my commentaries (it is about 762 pages long) I couldn't find it. Anyway, this was one ...
  • Brian Eshleman
    Jul 24, 2011
    This guy is a GREAT communicator! He can get real laughs in an ironic sort of way that doesn't reach for them. He can communicate Truth in a way that cuts to the quick before defenses of intellect or tradition have been put in place. ...
  • Deborah
    Jun 07, 2015
    Nothing appeals to me more than a good laugh, and Stuff Christians Like fit the bill perfectly. The sarcastic humour I love, with an oddly encouraging and uplifting twist. Perfect for Christians who don't take themselves too seriously ... or perhaps for those who do. The style of hu...
  • J.   ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    Jun 17, 2012
    The author is a mainstream, contemporary Christian and the book is too funny. I laughed out loud several times, especially the part about men crying in church. Update: Second listen, still chuckled repeatedly. ...
  • Kaela Spencer
    Apr 18, 2015
    3.5 stars This was so funny and enjoyable audio-book. I think it can be used as an amazing way to witness to people. ...