Thursday, May 28, 2009

Wrapping it up

My Jesus Year has a very good balance of the reverent and the irreverent. Cohen is funny and respectful at the same time as he experiences evangelical healing services, Christian Wrestling, going on missions with Mormans, and confessing in a Catholic church. I noticed that he did not write about any "mean for Jesus" types. I don't know if he didn't run into any, or if he chose not to write about them because it wouldn't have been funny. I also noticed that he writes about "twice a year" Jews, who attend services only on the high holidays - Rosh Hoshana and Yom Kippur, but not about their counterparts the "twice a year" Christians who attend church only on Christmas and Easter. This is a good read and will likely have readers contemplating their own religion, no matter whether they are or faithful or fallen.

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