When Did Caesar Become a Salad and Jeremiah a Bullfrog?: 100 Clever, Funny, and Insightful Lessons for Life

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Just a quick glance at the table of contents will tell you that this isn't your standard inspirational book.

Consider these chapter titles: "It's a Dog-Eat-Dog World and Cats Are Waiting Tables,""I Need a Rocky Mountain High Because I've Reached a Barry Manilow,"and "If the Incredible Edible Roadkill Bill Passes, Will There Really Be a Fork in the Road?"

Martin Babb moves beyond such extraordinary titles to address the ordinary issues we all ...

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When Did Caesar Become a Salad and Jeremiah a Bull: 100 Clever, Funny, and Insightful Lessons for Life

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Overview

Just a quick glance at the table of contents will tell you that this isn't your standard inspirational book.

Consider these chapter titles: "It's a Dog-Eat-Dog World and Cats Are Waiting Tables,""I Need a Rocky Mountain High Because I've Reached a Barry Manilow,"and "If the Incredible Edible Roadkill Bill Passes, Will There Really Be a Fork in the Road?"

Martin Babb moves beyond such extraordinary titles to address the ordinary issues we all face on a daily basis — surviving trials, loving others, parenting, developing a servant's heart, and a variety of other down-to-earth topics.

With each life-affirming lesson, he plants whimsical seeds intended to nurture serious reflection. When Did Caesar Become a Salad and Jeremiah a Bullfrog will give you a reason to smile and something to chew on with its unconventional collection of bite-sized essays.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582294278
  • Publisher: Howard Books
  • Publication date: 2/1/2005
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 254
  • Product dimensions: 0.59 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin Babb is currently the associate pastor and serves in the education area at Springfield Baptist Church in Tennessee. He also served as the associate pastor and worked with the youth at Cavalry Baptist Church and Pulaski Heights Baptist Church. He has had many articles published in many newspapers and magazines. He lives with his wife Beverly Lynn in Springfield, Tennessee, and they have two children.

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Table of Contents

1 If you Go Berserk in the Kitchen, Are you Speaking in Tongs? (Lessons from Everyday Living)
1 It's Hard to Swim in a Sea of Depression, but a Sense of Humor Helps You Tread Water 2
2 An Urgent Need for Yeschatology-the Forgotten Doctrine of First Things 4
3 If the Incredible Edible Road-Kill Bill Passes, Will There Be a Fork in the Road? 6
4 Taking Time for the Refreshing Paws of Life 8
5 I Have No Title Because I Forgot What I Was Writing About 10
6 Living on Easy Street, Memory Lane, and Glory Road 12
7 Burgers, Fast Food, and God: Living on a Wing and a Prayer 14
8 Communication Problem? Sometimes We Just Need to Bite Our Tongues 17
9 If There Is Sunshine in Our Souls, Why Do We Rain on Someone's Parade? 19
10 Not Only the Ides of March, but Also Beware the Waxing Gibbous 21
2 If Love Makes the World Go 'Round, Why Do I Feel So Square? (Lessons on Loving Others)
11 When Was the Last Time You Toad Someone You Loved Them? 24
12 Hereford Today, Gone Tomorrow: A Mooving Story of Bovine Intervention 26
13 The Veiled Reality of Virtual Religion 28
14 Life Is an Information Superhighway, but I Can't Seem to Find the On-Ramp 30
15 Is There a Height Requirement for the Ride of a Lifetime? 32
16 You Don't Have to Be a Sandwich to Be Miracle-Whipped 34
17 Women May Be from Venus, but Men Left a Ring around Saturn 36
18 The Road to Loving People Is More Easily Traveled with Small Steps 38
19 Red and Yellow, Black and White-God's Best Rainbow 41
20 If Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder, Why Do People Try So Hard to Be the Beheld? 43
3 When the Going Gets Tough, We Usually Go to Wal-Mart (Lessons on Living through Trials)
21 Nothing Heals a Wounded Eagle Like the Warmth of a Scar-Spangled Banner 46
22 The Rain May Continue to Fall, but God Still Builds Boats 48
23 Why Worry about Ants When There Could Be Elephants Coming over the Wall? 50
24 The Squirrel May Be in the House, but You Don't Have to Let Him Nest 52
25 How Do You Deal with Creeping Iguanas? 55
26 It's a Dog-Eat-Dog World, and Cats Are Waiting Tables 57
27 I Need a Rocky Mountain High Because I've Reached a Barry Manilow 59
28 You've Never Really Known Fear Until You've Tried to Harpoon a Mad Chihuahua 61
29 Come, Let Us Spray 63
30 Raising People above See Level Is a Task of Titanic Proportions 65
4 Are Some Churches Just Grazing Land for Golden Calves? (Lessons from the Local Church)
31 Ever Get the Feeling That the Whole World Is a Formal Dinner and You Are Ernest T. Bass? 68
32 There Is a Reason That the Bleachers Are the Cheap Seats 70
33 Where There Is No Vision, the Blind Lead the Blind 72
34 Nothing Gets a Man Moving like Being Bitten in the Sanctuary 74
35 I'm Crying in the Chapel Because I've Got Georgia on My Mind 76
36 A Letter from Cuzzin Mervin 78
37 The Most Damaging Frost Is Not Always Outdoors 80
38 Aren't Committee Meetings One of the Seven Deadly Sins? 82
39 The Secret to Church Growth ... Belching Cows 84
40 In the James Bond Church You Really Only Live Once 86
5 Contrary to Its Popularity, Crabbiness Is Not a Fruit of the Spirit (Lessons on Positive Living from Negative People)
41 Give Us Our Daily Bread ... but Could You Throw in a Potluck Dinner 90
42 The Quickest Way to a Man's Heart Is through Your Own Mouth 92
43 Please Enter from Cleveland during Construction 94
44 Suffering from Howlitosis: When the Fruit of the Spirit Turns Sour 97
45 UFOs in the Church: Close Encounters of the Unkind 100
46 Wasting Away and Knee-Deep in Sewage 103
47 Beef Tips and Rest Stops and Loose Lips and Gift Shops-These Are a Few of My Favorite Things 106
48 With Apologies to William Golding: You, Too, Can Be Lord of the Flies 108
49 A Christian Swimming in a Sea of Negativity Should Be like a Fish out of Water 110
50 A Cure for the Uncommonly Cold 112
6 If Home Is on the Range, Then Someone Is on the Hot Seat (Lessons on Family Living)
51 Nothing Tugs at the Heartstrings like Music from a Silent Piano 116
52 If Life Were a Full-Course Dinner, Adolescence Would Fall between Broccoli and the Burp 118
53 Moving Contentedly from the Chore List to the Dean's List to the Grocery List 120
54 The Nightmare of Being an Abbott and Costello Parent in a Freddy Krueger World 122
55 Investing in Children: A Return Not Found on the Dow Jones 124
56 Off the Porch and into the World: A Leap of Faith 126
57 Ode to a Daughter upon Her High-School Graduation 128
58 From the Nest to the Trees Is Farther Than It Looks 131
59 Artificial Intelligence: Knowing More about Computers Than Your Families 133
60 Making Room for Daddy 135
7 Life Is like a Garage Sale, and I Keep Getting Marked Down (Lessons for the Down-and-Out)
61 Don't Try to Reach the Promised Land by Being Almost Persuaded 138
62 Once the Box Is Opened, the Crayons Will Never Be the Same ... and Neither Will the Artist 141
63 The Ship of Life-the Only Ship Afloat Where the Lifeline Is Tied to the Anchor 143
64 The Gospel, Although Colorful in Its Setting, Is Best Understood in Black and White 145
65 If You Want to Go Where the Fish Are, You Must First Get Out of the Bait Shop 148
66 If We Live by Sweet 'n Law and Nutra-Saints, We Could Easily Become Numb and Number 150
67 Can't Stand the Heat? In Eternity the Kitchen Will Be the Least of Your Worries 152
68 Hash Browns and the Gospel: Scattered, Splattered, Smothered, and Covered 155
69 When Hope Springs a Leak Instead of Eternal 158
70 The Road to Enlightenment Often Passes through Mayberry 160
8 If You Think You've Got Problems, Consider the Person Who Had to Clean the Ark (Lessons on Servanthood)
71 A Pilgrim's Progress Is Always Measured by His Bunions 164
72 Let's Turn in Our Hymnbooks to "There's Power in the Towel" 167
73 There's More Than One Way to Trim the Fat 169
74 The Chicken May Have Crossed the Road, but He Didn't Crow about It 172
75 We Are the Salt of the Earth, but Some of Us Need a Lid on Our Shaker 175
76 To Be a Good Samaritan, You Must First Get Rid of Pride and Prejudice 178
77 When God Gets a Hold on You, It's Shake, Rattle, and Rule 180
78 The Tree, Then the Tomb, Then the Towel: A God-Inspired Sequence on Independence Day 182
79 If You're Looking for a Sign from Above, Check Out the Son 185
80 More Than a Water Pot 187
9 It's Not Christ's Shoes That Are Hard to Fill; It's the Holes in His Hands (Lessons from the Example of Christ)
81 You Can Find Anything at Wal-Mart, Including Elvis and Jesus 190
82 Does the Command to Love Include Things That Slurp in the Night? 193
83 When Did Caesar Become a Salad and Jeremiah a Bullfrog? 196
84 There Is Only One Way to God, and It Is Not Milky 199
85 When It Comes to the Bread of Life, Don't Loaf Around 201
86 Don't Believe Everything You Hear ... or Read 203
87 If an Elephant Bags a Hunter, Does He Tie Him to His Trunk? 206
88 A Christian without Joy Is like Pomp without Circumstance 209
89 Experiencing Hapless Trials but Riding Happy Trails 212
90 Death of a False Salesman 215
10 Spending Time with the Holidazed (Lessons from Holidays and Holy Days)
91 God Had a Great Notion-the Birth of the Easter People 218
92 Duty, Honor, and Above All ... a Really Good Sales Pitch 221
93 In Search of Thanksgiving 224
94 Interesting Concept-Being Stoned on Valentine's Day 227
95 The High Cost of Living in the Land of the Free 230
96 Weary from Making Mountains out of Molehills? Try Reversing the Process 233
97 Taking God's Name in Vain Is Not Always Done with Words 236
98 We Three Kings of Orient 'R' Us 239
99 If You Stand at the Manger, You Can See the Cross 242
100 For Unto You a Savior Is Born-Do Not Delete 245
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    This must be a joke!

    This has to be a joke because this can't be a guide to help you in life! My friend recommended this book so I decided to see what it was really about. I can tell this author doesn't make alot of money just by reading the title. I am not being mean but rather stating my opinion. Don't waste your money on a thirteen dollar book just to play around. This book will cost you not only time, money, and space on your Nook, but also your dignity. I haven't read the book and I don't want or intend to. I am also NOT juding the book by it's cover but it's description in the overview. Again, just stating an opinion is not wrong so please feel free to tell me what you think.

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