Some editorial reviews:
Sarah Hulcy: "A wonderful, biting, incisive 'Cultural Arsonist's Literal Reading of The Bible' in plain English, with terrific descriptions of the Old Testament God and the New Testament God (somewhat different individuals...); very tongue-in-cheek, sarcastic and pointed, dedicated to Christopher Hitchens and Thomas Paine, both of whom would, I believe, really enjoy this book! I know I did. Having a sense of humor is required to enjoy this book."
Bill Baker: "This is hilarious! Joe Wenke gives a nod to Mark Twain as he looks at the Bible with fresh eyes and with the pen of thinking comic. I know there will be those who will get out their pitchforks and light their torches and see Joe Wenke out, but as for me - someone who went to a Quaker high school and had religion each year and was one course shy of having religion be part of a dual major as an undergraduate, Joe Wenke's YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING is refreshing and should be a part of any library, especially a church library.
Christopher Rudolph of The Advocate: "Born the oldest of 11 children in a strict Catholic household, comedian Joe Wenke, a self-proclaimed 'trisexual,' dissects the Bible and asks questions that many never thought or dared to ask. Example: If the Wise Men were so wise, why did they get lost? How big was Noah's Ark and who cleaned up after the animals? [It's a] radically funny book that examines how ludicrous parts of the Bible are when taken literally. Bonus, ...transgender model Gisele graces the cover."
You might consider getting a Kindle ebook reader:
Amazon.com has over 23 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, books, and audiobooks available for download into their Kindle eBook reader. As of 2013-NOV, models cost from $139 and up. They have FREE reader apps that work on PCs, tablets, and many other devices. Not only is this more portable than lugging up to 3,500 books with you but you can save a lot of money, because eBook versions generally cost a lot less than print versions. In addition, delivery of the books over the Internet is free. You don't need to build or expand bookshelves.
Ebooks have a search function. You can select passages from books and store them in a text file for use by an editor program on a PC or Mac:
Originally written: 2009-MAY-03
Latest update and review: 2013-NOV-02
Author: B.A. Robinson