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My favorite passage from: The Unlikely Disciple by Kevin Roose [Jan. 25th, 2011|11:18 am]
The stage lights, the one hundred-decibel praise songs, the bright purple robes, the tempestuous bellowing of Dr. Falwell- It's an hour-long assult on the senses... It's Church Lite- entertaining but unsubstantial, the religious equivalent of a Jerry Bruckheimer movie. And once the novelty wears off, once the music becomes familiar and the motions of praise become pro forma and mechanized, you start to realize that all the technological glitz and material extravagence doesn't necessarily add up to a spiritual experience. "The Unlikely Disciple, Kevin Roose, pg 199."

I rate this book a solid 4.5 / 5.0. It was very well written, and gives you facts without being too preachy about how he feels. You can probably guess what happens by the subtitle of the book "A Sinner's Semester as America's Holiest University," but I recommend you pick it up and read it anyway.

(I think I am going to do this with most of the books I read. So I can try to pick something out, and hopefully entice others to read them as well.)