In this collection of humorous and heartfelt essays, Stephen Altrogge takes a close look at various aspects of Christian culture, including:

  • The insanity and pressure of parenting
  • The rise and fall of Contemporary Christian Music
  • The Amish romance novel phenomenon
  • Reality television
  • The Tim Tebow effect
  • The statistical odds of finding your soul mate
  • And a number of other topics

In the vein of writers such as David Sedaris and Dave Barry, Altrogge tackles topics with self-deprecating humor, sarcasm, and a thorough grasp of scripture. This book will cause you to laugh at yourself, laugh at others, and perhaps think a little deeper about certain subjects.

Hott Review:

For several years now I’ve followed Stephen’s writing. There is just something about him that resonates with me. When he posted on his blog that he was looking for reviewers for his newest book – the only one I don’t already own – I jumped at the chance.

It was an odd thing, reading this particular book, it felt even more like he lived with us. Stephen’s thoughts and essays were very in tuned to conversations I’d been having with my teenager of late – except maybe the one on Amish romance. Stepehen not only brought up the good and bad on many issues but pointed us to directly how God views — or doesn’t view — the subjects. This book was the perfect reference when my son looked at me and asked does anyone else think about this stuff?


Author: Stephen Altrogge
Source: Stephen Altrogge
Grade: A+

Stephen Altrogge’s Bio:

Stephen serves as a pastor at Sovereign Grace Church of Indiana, PA, where his main duties include leading worship, preaching, and working with youth. He also has written a number of worship songs that have been included on Sovereign Grace Music albums. Stephen is the author of the book Game Day For the Glory of God: A Guide For Athletes, Fans, and Wannabes, published by Crossway Books in September 2008, and The Greener Grass Conspiracy: Finding Contentment on Your Side of the Fence, published by Crossway Books in April 2011. When not shining his dad’s shoes, you can find Stephen drinking coffee or playing video games.

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