Love Jesus, Hate Church: How to Survive in Church – Or Die Trying! by Steve McCranie
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
Can’t finish it. Wanted to, but can’t. Thought the book had a great premise, and I was very eager to read it. It’s even possible the author made some good points. However, these were really overshadowed for me by his writing style. He is so flippant! He’s smug, he’s smarmy — he’s kind of an asshole. I was really disappointed. Moreover, perhaps because he has a lot of baggage, he rants — with some authenticity — but doesn’t provide much in the way of solutions. I frankly thought this was a book that needed to be written — but by someone else, a better writer perhaps. This author needed to go back to college and take a couple of writing classes, as well as a rhetoric class. Oh, one other thing that irritated me was the fact that at every possible opportunity, he injected the title of his book into the text — and bolded it. Man, that was annoying! Page after page of bolded book title interspersed with the text. Wow. The publisher should have exercised better editorial control. Largely a disappointment.