A Comedian's Guide to Theology: Featured Comedian on the Best-Selling DVD Thou Shalt Laugh

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Gospel Light Publications, Mar 3, 2008 - Religion - 160 pages
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Thor Ramsey (hereafter known as the Jon Stewart of the theological world) defends the essentials of the Christian faith in this volume of comedy for the thinking person. Armed with only a laptop and a rapier wit, he defends the inspiration of the Bible ("all Scripture is inspired by God"—in other words, when you tell someone off, quote the Bible), the doctrine of total depravity (calling someone out for their sins is a tricky business, especially if you don't know how to operate a bullhorn), and the supremacy of Christ (or why Thor's God is bigger than your god), along with a host of other essential doctrines of the Christian faith. Packed with funny stories and hard-hitting truths, this comprehensive collection of biblical insights and personal anecdotes will surprise readers, destroy their misconceptions and leave them wanting more. For readers looking alternatives to the conversation of traditional faith, or those who have a taste for fearless (and hilarious) honesty, A Comedian's Guide to Theology will permanently change how we all look at Christianity—or at least offer a good-hearted shove out of the box (or back in the box, if that's where you need to be). "What a supreme pleasure to read a book that I find powerfully honest, theologically kapow dead-on, and incredibly and ACTUALLY funny funny funny funny! This book is so brilliantly funny and dead-on that if I weren't a very mature Christian I might be jealous." —Eric Metaxas, New York Times best-selling author of Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery, and former editor of The Yale Record.

 

  

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User Review  - Kevin Lane - Christianbook.com

I picked this up as a light read. What I got was far more than I bargained for! I have not laughed this hard while being so spiritually blessed ever! I highly recommend this book for its strong ... Read full review

Review: A Comedian's Guide to Theology: Featured Comedian on the Best-Selling DVD Thou Shalt Laugh

User Review  - Stacey - Goodreads

this book is funny, smart, and thought-provoking. it is a book on christian theology (though it does have a chapter that addresses other religions) that may offend at times. the author acknowledges ... Read full review

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Contents

Theology The Sexual Life of a Nun1
16
The Bible Is More Than Just a Place to Stash Your Drugs The Theology of This I Know
24
This Chapter Is Presented to The Theology of Inspiration vs Perspiration
42
The Reality of God and the Problem of SelfAddressed Stamped Envelopes The Doctrine of Doubt and How It May or May Not Help You
53
God Is Not Your Spouse What God Is LikeKind Of
72
The Beginning of Narcissism Theology of Why Mean People Suck
86
My God Is Bigger Than Your god and Now for Something Really Offensive
99
How to Acquire a Death Threat The Bill Maher Theological Approach
114
A New Kind of Hell Brimstone and Punchlines
154
So Full of Grace Were Full of Divorce and Outreach Poker Night an Overview
169
In Defense of Uptight Calming Your Fears About Fundamentalist Christians
184
Everybody Likes Jesus Christology Which Is Christ withology Added to His Name
198
Apocalypse Later The End Times Comedy Show
216
Acknowledgments
233
About the Author
235
Copyright

Damn Theology Why Hell Is a Good Idea
136

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About the author (2008)

THOR RAMSEY's smart, sometimes loud, and often opinionated brand of comedy has made him an audience favorite nationwide. Ramsey had dreamed of becoming a comedian since high school, and to date he has performed on television, at festivals, in comedy clubs, for corporate and special events with comedians such as Drew Carey, Kathleen Madigan, Mitch Headberg and Dane Cook. Ramsey received a degree in English Literature and Hellenistic Greek from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.

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