Thanks for the great comments, the contest is over. The winners will be announced soon.
I hope I live long enough to learn how to write as well as 21-year old Kevin Roose.
He’s the author of the recent book, “The Unlikely Disciple, A Sinner’s Semester at America’s Holiest University.”
In the book, Kevin, a Brown University student, spends a semester at Liberty University in an attempt to understand evangelical Christianity.
To be honest with you, my first thought when a friend recommended the book to me was, “Fantastic. A non-Christian wrote another ‘I went undercover in Christianity mockumentary.’ How original.”
But I was wrong (and pretty judgmental too). Right from the get go, Roose establishes his intent. “I did want to see what Christian college was like, with as little prejudgment as possible. I knew that wouldn’t be easy—you can’t neutralize a lifetime of bias overnight—but I wanted to try my best. So my second decision was: no cheap shots. If I went to Liberty, it would be to learn with an open mind, not to mock Liberty students or the evangelical world in toto.”
This book is beautifully written. It is an interesting reflection of a segment of Christianity. And even though I disagreed with some of Kevin’s arguments (which I would hope would happen if Kevin, a non Christian, and me, a Christian, are both being honest about what we believe) I think you’ll find it to be a really fascinating book. Best of all, I’ve got 5 copies to give away. (Hardcover even!)
So here’s the contest. Post a comment with your favorite stereotype about Christianity. Best 5 win. Enter until Tuesday, June 9th and then I’ll announce the winners.
What’s your favorite stereotype about Christians and Christianity?