The Sinner's Guide to the Evangelical Right

The Sinner's Guide to the Evangelical Right

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by Robert Lanham
     
 

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From Bibles designed to look like glossy fashion magazines to mega-churches with ATMs, rock climbing walls, and in one case, a drive-thru McDonalds, the nuances of conservative evangelical culture are no mystery to Robert Lanham, who has his roots in the Bible Belt. Now, with his anthropological eye and trademark wit, Lanham has compiled a handy guide to the…  See more details below

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From Bibles designed to look like glossy fashion magazines to mega-churches with ATMs, rock climbing walls, and in one case, a drive-thru McDonalds, the nuances of conservative evangelical culture are no mystery to Robert Lanham, who has his roots in the Bible Belt. Now, with his anthropological eye and trademark wit, Lanham has compiled a handy guide to the evangelical right for those who can expect to be left behind in the End of Days.

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Publishers Weekly
In his latest offering, the author of The Hipster Handbook brings his brand of sardonic wit and caricature assassination to bear on all things evangelical. Like all great satire, the book is cerebral, irreverent and hilarious, while also edifying in introducing the characters, vocabulary and complex political and social network loosely referred to as the Christian right. Lanham skillfully navigates the "Evangophobe" through the treacherous waters of Colorado Springs ("the Evangelical Vatican"); goes after leaders like Jerry Falwell, whose health, Lanham writes, "has been declining ever since he got shrapnel in his leg from the war on Christmas"; and explains the megachurch phenomenon, where congregations approaching 20,000 people can contribute $6 million annually. Readers familiar with Lanham's style will immediately recognize his self-deprecating irony and indomitably hip sensibility. Despite the sometimes predictable snarkiness and easy targets, Lanham keeps the humor sharp throughout. (Sept. 5) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101210765
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/05/2006
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
File size:
4 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Robert Lanham, the author of The Hipster Handbook and Food Court Druids, Cherohonkees and Other Creatures Unique to the Republic, has published countless articles in major publications.

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