How to be a Bad Christian Paperback

...And a Better Human Being

by Dave Tomlinson;

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How to be a Bad Christian

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This is a book for people who want God without the guff - showing that it's possible to ditch religion, but keep the faith.

In the course of his work as a vicar, Dave Tomlinson meets lots of people who describe themselves as 'not good enough' to be a Christian, thinking that faith involves going to church a lot, or believing in a list of strange things, or following certain rules. But being a Christian isn't about any of that - and actually, following Jesus is a lot easier, and more fun, than most people think...

In this handbook to Christianity for people who describe themselves as spiritual but not necessarily religious, Dave sketches out some key practices for how to be a 'bad' Christian, including how to talk to God without worrying about prayer, how to read the Bible without turning off your brain, and how to think with your soul rather than trying to follow rules. With beautiful illustrations from artist Rob Pepper, this is an accessible, light-hearted book, but one with a powerful invitation: to be the person you've always wanted to be, following a God you've always hoped is on your side.

How to be a Bad Christian by Dave Tomlinson was published by Hodder & Stoughton in August 2013 and is our 2848th best seller. The ISBN for How to be a Bad Christian is 9781444703832.

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"Here's my secret: sometimes, when I hear all kinds of outrageous things said and done in the name of Christianity, I think about turning in my membership. I don't want to be part of the elite club of the doctrinally correct and the spiritually superior. But then a book like this one comes along, and I say, "This is a way of being a Christian that makes sense to me. This is a way of life I can live with." I'm glad to be known as a bad Christian, thanks to Dave Tomlinson and this beautiful book." — Brian McLaren.

"Dave Tomlinson is superb priest who is driven by God's love in Christ, and who understands the spiritual instincts and needs of ordinary people. But he has to work within - or against - an institutional Church which too often either cannot communicate at all, or else communicates a false God with a repellent face. If the Christian faith is ever to capture the imagination of our culture, we have to learn the lessons of this book." — Jeffrey John, Dean of St Albans.

"Dave is super-intelligent, funny, passionate, encouraging, generous, hard-working, self-giving, creative and a deeply faithful witness to the love of God - in short, a bad Christian. His book is a great gift to all who are searching for abundant life, in and out of church." — Sara Miles, author of Take This Bread and Jesus Freak.

"This is a book without the need for profound theology, but a reminder that faith is stronger than theory and based on our busy lives" (for I Shall Not Want) — Christian Marketplace.


Details for How to be a Bad Christian

Page last updated 21st October 2015
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherHodder & Stoughton (August 2013)
Number of Pages240
Thickness16 mm
Height197 mm
Width131 mm
Product Code4069046
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