Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Lord, Save Us from Your Followers: Why Is the Gospel of Love Dividing America?











Do religious people scare you? Do you like God, but cringe at the way he’s represented by so-called followers? Then you need to read Lord, Save Us from Your Followers: Why Is the Gospel of Love Dividing America? Written by Dan Merchant (aka Bumpersticker Man), this book chronicles his journey to understand exactly why is Christianity pushing people away? Rather than just interview similar people of faith (which he does), Merchant interviews random people on the street, Al Franken, a transvestite nun, and even sets up a “confessional booth” in the middle of a Gay Pride festival. What follows is an insightful and funny conversation between Merchant and each character that sheds light on what the deal is with religion these days.

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