Bye Bye Bertie

Bye Bye Bertie

by Rick Dewhurst

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ISBN-13: 9780805431827
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/15/2005
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

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Bye Bye Bertie 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's comedy. It's detective mystery. It's good-natured satire rolled into one. It has the potential to become a cult classic, except it's written by a Christian pastor, but don't let that fool you. Bye Bye Bertie is like nothing you've read before. In fact, if you're somewhat religious, you might be offended by it. This book and its characters are a refreshing departure from cliched and stereotypical Christianity, and Dewhurst refuses to present an all too perfect image of Christians or the Christian church. The hero of the tale is a bit of a dolt. Not too swift, but trying. Not all together lovely, but lovable. People will identify with Joe. Poor Joe, literally he's got no dough, lives with his mother and is an aspiring Christian detective, but finds himself somewhat witless-- clueless in Seattle...at least he likes to pretend he's in Seattle...except he lives in Vancouver. Marriage antennae up, he's in search of a wife, but his methods are alarming, and his personal and professional life, which are both in shambles, become confused when his first client becomes prospective mate. This book is at once bizarre and intensely human. It provides an opportunity for Christians to laugh at the stupidity and superficiality that often plague the contemporary church while allowing the world an honest glimpse inside its walls. If you like books that provide enough laughs for a decent ab workout, then Bye Bye Bertie is for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is really funny. It's cutting and gets right at the heart of Christian subculture much much better than the movie Saved ever did. People who have no clue about the ridiculous things Christians do or their humorous quirks might not get it, but people who have ever been overwhelmed after experiencing or witnessing any part of Christian culture will laugh and appreciate it to no end. Oh..and it's well written and a mystery too, which adds another dimension altogether. Anyway, I loved it.