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One of Library Journal's "Best Books 2013" (spirituality/religion)
ForeWord 2013 Book of the Year Award Finalist (Graphic Novels and Comics)
2014 Midwest Publishing Association Honorable Mention (Special Trade)
Thousands of people start each day with a shot of Coffee with Jesus, the enormously popular online comic strip. Irreverent at times, yet always insightful, this volume features classic entries and all new, exclusive material that was born out of artist David Wilkie's frustration with the polarized political climate in America.
"Originally created as a one-off, single-panel comic on my blog, utilizing old advertising clip art for the main characters and Sunday school clip art for the person of Jesus, I simply enjoyed the notion of Jesus appearing at table with these people (dressed as they were and sharing coffee with them) to refute their claims of how he might vote on any particular issue, to convince them that they cannot confuse their flag with their Godto set them straight, as it were," explains Wilkie.
But it didn't stop here. Soon the Jesus of Coffee with Jesus could be seen offering counsel to a recurring cast of characters on their personal and work lives. The charactersCarl, Lisa, Ann, Kevin and Joeall honestly engage with Jesus about their successes and failures and wants and needs, effectively showing what conversation with Godor prayermight look like.
Poignant, pointed, and rife with good theology, Coffee with Jesus is organized around six themes: getting to know Jesus, spiritual disciplines, relationships, culture, church, and the challenges of life. With exclusive material like twelve-panel mega-strips and "behind the strip" reflections on life, faith and art, Wilkie inventively poses answers to the perpetual Christian speculation, "What would Jesus do?"
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About the Author
David Wilkie is the artist behind the popular online comic strip Coffee with Jesus. He and his wife Katie cofounded Radio Free Babylon, a media creation consortium that produces literature, music, software, web sites and less tangible ideas about life. Dave has held numerous and varied positions in his career, including writer, creative director, producer, musician, on-air talent, clergyman, fax repairman and artist, sometimes all at once.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I've been reading Coffee With Jesus strips on Facebook for at least the past year. They are clever and funny, and also will challenge your thinking. Jesus "has coffee" with a group of people who are struggling in their lives and in their faith (or lack of faith). A pastor and even ol' Satan himself drops in for a cup. One common criticism of the strip is that Jesus's tone is sometimes snarky, sarcastic or downright condescending. But it that way, the strip also challenges your preconceived notions of Jesus. Whatever the strip is, it's always on target. The book includes strips that have not appeared online.