Penguins, Pain and the Whole Shebang: Why I do the Things I Do

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596270190
  • Publisher: Church Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.28 (w) x 7.34 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Opening Part 9
The Conversation John Overheard 15
But Wait! There's More 35
Being Objectionable 37
I just don't believe in God, period 40
If you really exist, why don't you prove it? 49
What's the deal with evil, anyway? 59
Why are so many Christians so obnoxious? 69
What's that whole "Atonement" thing actually mean? 79
Isn't it enough that I believe in God? 84
What's the deal about God actually writing the Bible? 89
Even if I do believe in Christ, do I really have to go to church every Sunday? 105
So how would being a Christian actually improve my life? 110
Afterword 115
Acknowledgments 128
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2006

    Fun, funny, uplifting... the perfect gift-for-a-friend book

    Did you ever want to answer those questions from your non-believing friends without sounding preachy? John does it for you in this book - with laughter, thoughtfulness, and tons of love. This is the book I would give to a friend who wanted to know MY God... the One with a sense of humor, and the one who makes so much sense. It's refreshing for believers, too... This is the book I'm going to buy everyone for birthday and Christmas gifts this year. It's humor and love, wrapped in a storyline that keeps you turning the page. P.S. Don't skip the wrap-up - his testimony at the end is weird and awesome. Very cool.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2006

    Angels laugh because they take themselves lightly

    With that Chesterton thought in mind, read this book! John Shore has managed to meld faith and humor together so that it looks like God made them that way (which I believe He did). It's a fun read, but also makes one think. For those who are unsure about faith, this book may even encourage them to take a closer look at God.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2006

    God Writes the Best Books!

    This was by far the best book I've read in years, and I couldn't put it down from the moment I opened it up. We have so many emotions, so it makes perfect sense that our Creator has them, too. (I'm glad He let us know for sure!) This hits home in a very personal way, and is a true delightful reading for anyone, regardless of where they are in their spiritual journey.

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