FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Popular Christian Satire Site Offers How-To Book on Becoming Poster Child for Christian Perfection Babylon Bee’s Hilarious Debut Book
“I love the Babylon Bee, whose authors are the Jonathan Swift of our era. I’m rarely sure whether to laugh or cry. The only time I wasn’t giggling in this book was when I was wincing from a well-placed poke. What makes their stuff my favorite, however, is that it never degrades into cynical. It’s clear that behind their snarky humor is something they genuinely love: the church.”
—J. D. Greear, author of Not God Enough: Why Your Small God Leads to Big Problems and Stop Asking Jesus into Your Heart: How to Know for Sure You Are Saved
The Babylon Bee, a widely popular and rapidly growing Christian satire website with more than 500,000 social media followers since its launch in March 2016, is delivering 200 pages of laugh-out-loud humor in its first-ever book, How to Be a Perfect Christian: Your Comprehensive Guide to Flawless Spiritual Living
(Multnomah, May 1, 2018).
Known for its satirical take on modern Christian culture, the Bee promises to make the reader a “poster child for Christian perfection” with this step-by-step guide—complete with visual aids such as the Holiness Progress Tracker 5000 to see how one is coming along on the scale of Satan to Jesus. How to Be a Perfect Christian
echoes the hilarious yet dry, relatable style of the Bee’s satirical news articles but features all brand new material expanded into essay-style chapters. Each of the chapters outlines a step toward achieving spiritual perfection including:
· worshipping like a pro
· doing life together
· looking really spiritual online (because if you haven’t posted your daily photo of your Bible placed next to your artisan, fair-trade, non-GMO coffee, are you even a Christian?)
· battling the culture wars and sticky issues like being friends with a Democrat
When read between the lines, How to Be a Perfect Christian
challenges the notion that being a follower of Christ is nothing more than checking the right boxes and fitting in with American evangelical culture. Ultimately, the Bee aims to encourage readers to embrace a more biblically rooted understanding of their faith and to discover that God has more for them than cultural Christianity could ever offer.
“American Christianity is often so far removed from biblical Christianity that the satire writes itself,” says the Babylon Bee editors.
Daily, the Babylon Bee nails the idiosyncrasies and often-absurd intersection between modern Christianity, current events and politics, explaining why it has been called “the funniest thing on the internet.” How to Be a Perfect Christian
delivers on the Bee’s whip-smart satire that readers have come to expect.
Contact: Beverly Rykerd, VP, Publicity Director
Chelsea Woodward, Associate Publicist