Correction: Pass the paper towels so I can wipe the egg off my face! My apologies to the author and to my readers. This book doesn’t appear to be what I thought it was. I have been inundated with anti-Christian diatribes and thoughtlessly assumed this was another in a long line. The marketing hype that said the author was taking a “risk” got my goat, I expect. Anyway, next time I’ll be more careful. If one of my readers writes a careful and interesting review of this book, I’ll post it here.
ABC news correspondent Dan Harris interviewed author of the controversial new book ”10 Things I Hate About Christianity: Working Through the Frustrations of Faith.” ABC is featuring former rocker, ex-pastor, and new writer Jason T. Berggren as the subject of two separate segments due to the national attention his book has been attracting with his candid approach to faith.
… According to author Jason T. Berggren, the Bible is boring, praying doesn’t work, and Christians are self-righteous. Those are a few of the emotionally charged subjects Berggren answers for in the first of two interviews which debuted online this week on ABC’s video news blog The Quick Fix. Berggren discusses openly the challenges he has faced over the 20 years of his faith journey as chronicled in his bold new book ”10 Things I Hate About Christianity: Working Through the Frustrations of Faith.”
News correspondent Harris describes the book as “a fascinating and rather risky critique of Christianity.”
My comment: What drivel. Everyone’s bashing Christianity these days. It would have been a lot riskier if Berggren had written a book called “10 Things I Hate about Islam.”
I’m not holding my breath.