How big is a talent? What is the Adulterer's Bible? What are the classes of angels? Who is the patron saint of the ugly?
The answers to these questions and dozens of others, both amusing and serious, can be found in "Summon's Christian Miscellany. Parminder Summon, a practicing Christian and an avid collector of trivia and curiosities, takes a lighthearted journey through Christian history and culture and discloses the funny, obscure, and sometimes bizarre things they never teach in Sunday school, including:
Unusual patron saints, including guardians of serial killers and those accused of cannibalism
The origin of Christian snake handlers
The vision of the Christian Surfers of Australia
Mini-biographies of Christian Nobel Prize winners
A list of biblical weights and measurements and their modern-day conversions
The Catholic prayer of exorcism
The Lord's Prayer in sixteen different languages
The origins of popular Christmas carols
The mission statement of the Christian Vegetarian Association
Quotations from Woody Allen and other unlikely commentators on Christianity
Summon's own hilarious fifty-word summary of the Bible
"Summon's Christian Miscellany, this collection of "things you didn't know you didn't know," is at once an addictive diversion and a fascinating compilation of intriguing, little-known facts.
This delightful compendium of facts, quotes, lists, mini-biographies, and poetry offers an endlessly entertaining and surprising look at an age-old faith.
Parminder Summon, an active Christian of more than twenty years, believes the greatest misconception about Christians is that they are humorless and boring. But nothing could befurther from the truth and "Summon's Christian Miscellany proves that.
This compendium of "things you didn't know you didn't know" is a reflection of Parminder's unshakable faith; his passion as an avid collector of facts, trivia, and curiosities; and his desire just to laugh. Rooted in numerous areas such as philosophy, science, politics, and culture, Christianity offers a rich stockpile of eccentric facts and figures.
"Summon's Christian Miscellany provides readers with a vast range of amusing and serious--but always entertaining--facts on the world's most popular religion (with more than two billion adherents).