Ordained Irreverence

Ordained Irreverence

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by McMillian Moody
     
 

Six hilarious months in the life of Elmo Jenkins. Elmo Jenkins is 25 years old and about to graduate from seminary. But then what? Follow Elmo as he literally stumbles through a six-month internship at a large downtown church. It's Ferris Bueller meets Holden Caulfield as he learns how to baptize and bury, visit and marry the faithful flock. Take a peek as Elmo

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Six hilarious months in the life of Elmo Jenkins. Elmo Jenkins is 25 years old and about to graduate from seminary. But then what? Follow Elmo as he literally stumbles through a six-month internship at a large downtown church. It's Ferris Bueller meets Holden Caulfield as he learns how to baptize and bury, visit and marry the faithful flock. Take a peek as Elmo pulls back the sacred curtains for a irreverent inside look at the inner workings of a mega-church. Watch as Elmo's cynicism is transformed, as he solves a hundred-year-old church mystery and even finds true love along the way. This fast-pace novel will keep you smiling from beginning to end.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011436338
Publisher:
McMillian Moody
Publication date:
08/02/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,881
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
13 Years

Meet the Author

McMillian Moody lives quietly, in the rolling hills of central Tennessee with Diane and Darby the special needs dog.

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Ordained Irreverence 4.3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous 9 months ago
What a nice change of pace. No violence, great story line, insights into church life from someone who has been there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It was too funny. It was interesting to see all the church politics and the inner-workings and such. The first couple of chapters, I didn't care for, as it seemed the large mega-church was all about business rather than God. But once I got past that, you see that it is the way SOME people think, and others---they have been in ministry for so long that they take God for granted or are just burnt out, while there are those who truly seek to put God first in their work. I really enjoyed all the colorful characters in this book. It was so funny but realistic. Personally, I don't think I'd care to be involved in such a large church. In some respects, their priorities just seemed out of wack. Like the trading in of the nearly-new buses every few years or the 1 million dollars they had stashed away 'just in case' that really could have helped someone in need. I just don't get it personally, but then I belong to a small church where a grest deal of planning and fundraising must occur in order to make those types of purchases. But I think because of the work involved to get these 'luxuries', small churches tend to appreciate things more... just a thought. Sorry for babbling. Anyhow, great book. Can't wait to read the rest of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Timeless. This could've taken place in any small town in the U.S. or english countryside.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sunshine and fun
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am so happy I took the time to read this book. It really captured how human "church folks" are.
Artos_Viros More than 1 year ago
A very funny look at the inner workings of a big church from a pastoral intern's point of view.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a retired minister of over 20 years, I was intrigued by the premise of the book, having a few "history" stories of my own from 2 Seminaries and a post-grad school.I do belive that all seminarians have similar experiences. Ellington (Elmo) Jenkins is close to the end of his schooling and having the "what nexts". Serendipity prevails as he meets a member of the staff of the biggest church (7k members,6k of which are names on a roster, a universal dilemma) in town and is invited to an internship during his final 6- months in school. Elmo meets some real characters, some good, some questioning, some not-so-good. And they all help point him in the direction G-d is calling him towards. Infirmative, heart touching, and diwnright funny, this book will resonate with anyone wondering what's next
davisbarker 18 days ago
I gave it three stars because while I enjoyed the book, I don't have any desire to pick up the next 3 in the series. It was however a cute book with a funny storyline.
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Anonymous 6 months ago
Fun, witty, clean, humorous look at the life of a mega-church intern. Faith naturally woven through the real-life episodes... as actually happens in the real world. Stand-alone, but more in the series. Looking forward to the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The business atmosphere of the church and lack of compassion made the start of the book offensive to me. Not finishing. I hope the author did better in real life pastoring.
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