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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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Get to know “The Base” with the author of The Hipster Handbook, acclaimed by the secular elitist New York Times as “thoroughly entertaining.”
 
Gay-friendly cappuccino drinkers may not be attuned to the nuances of conservative evangelical culture, from bibles designed to look like glossy fashion magazines to

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Get to know “The Base” with the author of The Hipster Handbook, acclaimed by the secular elitist New York Times as “thoroughly entertaining.”
 
Gay-friendly cappuccino drinkers may not be attuned to the nuances of conservative evangelical culture, 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. But Robert Lanham has his roots in the Bible Belt, and has compiled a handy guide to the evangelical right for those of us who can expect to be left behind in the End of Days.
 
Find out how today’s evangelical leaders rank on the Fire and Brimstone Scale. Learn how to fit in at the church picnic with the most current evangelical slang. Meet real-life evangelicals, like Adrianne, a lesbian against gay marriage, and Ted Haggard, a mega-church pastor who speaks in tongues, not to mention with George Bush every Monday. Understand how this segment of the population came to have its own radio stations, its own nightclubs, its own news media, and its own president. Visit Colorado Springs—the “evangelical Vatican.” Discover why rock n’ roll can bring wayward souls to the light, but SpongeBob SquarePants is an agent of the Devil. And find out why even a growing number of evangelicals consider themselves Outsiders to the Evangelical Right.

Editorial Reviews

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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