The founders of The Babylon Bee, a widely popular Christian website known for its satirical take on Christian culture, have signed an agreement with Multnomah, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, to publish How to Be a Perfect Christian: Your Comprehensive Guide to Flawless Spiritual Living, releasing May 1, 2018.
Kendall Davis, Associate Editor at WaterBrook and Multnomah, acquired world rights to the work in print and digital formats from Andrew Wolgemuth of Wolgemuth & Associates.
“The Babylon Bee offers a refreshing and hilarious take on modern, American Christianity,” says Davis. “Getting to partner with the witty, whip-smart team at the Bee is an editorial dream, and we’re so excited to put this funny and important book into the marketplace.”
Originally launched in March 2016, The Babylon Bee has quickly grown to be a favored source of humor for Christians with more than 400,000 social media followers and over 45 million page views in its first year. The site humorously satirizes cultural Christianity in the format of satirical news articles as a means of calling readers back to a more biblically rooted understanding of their faith.
Available for pre-order, How to Be a Perfect Christian will expand on this popular humor through chapters on specific aspects of Western Christianity, covering topics such as looking spiritual online and finding the perfect church. Readers will find the familiar dry, relatable style of the website expanded into essay-style chapters. The trademark voice of The Bee invites readers to laugh at the idiosyncrasies of the modern Christian experience while challenging them to consider problematic aspects of their own faith.