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I became a Christian and all I got was this lousy t-shirt

I just started reading Vince Antonucci‘s book – I became a Christian and all I got was this lousy t-shirt.

I’m only 42 pages in so far, so I probably shouldn’t say for sure, but… So far this book is great! I was laughing out loud last night as I read a section on how Vince came up with his son’s name.

Not only is this book hilarious, but it really seems to bring back to the basics what being a Christ follower is all about. Here’s an excerpt that I have to share, so you can see what I mean:

“When I read the Bible I notice that Jesus didn’t go around asking people to believe in him. It’s what I would expect; it’s just not what he did.
He also didn’t ask people to behave. Again, it’s what I would expect, but it’s not really what he did.
Instead, he asked people to follow him. Here’s the kind of thing Jesus did. One time he walked up to some dude who was in the middle of work and said, ‘Hey, follow me.’ And this guy did it.
If Jesus were here today, I doubt it’d be different. I don’t think he’d ask me to believe in him. He’d ask me to follow him. According to Jesus, being a Christian is not so much about believing or behaving correctly as it is about traveling with him. Jesus is going somewhere and he wants me to go with him.”

This is really an interesting and fantastic analysis. You have to pick up a copy, so you can see what else Vince has to say.

Stay tuned for more…

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November 3, 2008 - Posted by | book review

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