Review: Stuff Christians Like

Posted: April 16th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Book Reviews | Tags: , | 5 Comments »

Stuff Christians Like - Jonathan AcuffIf you surf around the blogosphere very much, you may have run into Jonathan Acuff’s blog,  His site is a fresh and hilarious look at things we (Christians) like that can get in the way of our relationship with God.  His blog got popular enough, made it into a book:  “Stuff Christians Like.

I just finished listening to the audiobook (available at and my review is simple:  Awesome!

I read quite a bit, and very few books get the five star treatment, but Acuff has earned it.  His humor in essays like “Booty, God, Booty” and “Understanding how metrosexual your worship leader is” (Christopher, we need to talk, lol) is perfect anesthetic for him to slip in honest, convicting truth.  I would describe his style as Donald Miller meets Matthew Paul Turner.

This book is great for both Christians and non.   It’s like Acuff is fishing on a lake, and he sends his lure down into the lake.  The Christian fish can’t resist the sarcastic humor mixed with truth, so they latch on immediately.  Meanwhile, the non Christian fish are laughing it up, “See, we told you this Christian gig was a trap!”  Then, with masterful precision and sleight of hand, Acuff lays out the Truth like a stick of dynamite and cleans out the lake.

What are you waiting for?  Go get a copy. Clicking the pic will get you there.

  • Tom Brennan

    I saw the metrosexual worship leader before. I thought it was a hoot. I will have to check this out. It sounds very good. I think the source for this is “Stuff White People Like”. It is really a scream, and uncomfortably accurate. Very much like “Stuff Christians Like”. It too is a blog and a book.

  • Christopher Hopper

    Bro. I only wear what the wife tells me to. If it were up to me, I’d have a week old pair of jeans and t-shirt, unshaven, and enough distortion to rupture a cow’s cud-encrusted spleen. ch:

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  • mooney

    lol, a little touchy on that one eh? Well, I ran you through the handy guide, and you scored a 21.

  • Rebekah Berthet

    Interesting how there is nothing about WOMEN worship leaders…hmmmmm :)