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Church Members Who Make God Sick
Rice
1944

Of course I had to pick up this title. Evidently, you are all making God sick when you blow off church, fail to read the Bible, and a host of other behaviors. Our author wants you to get off your butt and quit phoning in your Christian faith. These little vintage sermon books are always a bit interesting and I kind of get a kick out of the sensational titles. I am not sure that more modern, mainstream clergy would necessarily disagree with the intent, but probably would do it with a softer sell.

Mary

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Poultry in the Pulpit

poultry in the pulpit cover imagePoultry in the Pulpit: Further Revelations of the Vet in the Vestry
Cameron
1988

Submitter: Not sure what to make of this from the cover.

Holly: This is the memoir of a veterinarian who became a minister. Here’s the Publishers Weekly review. It also got good reviews on GoodReads. The title is catchy and the cover is odd enough to get people to take a look. It seems like a pretty good choice for Christian-centric, rural communities. The Vet in the Vestry was Cameron’s first book, and this one continues his story with more on the ministerial part of his life. It may have appeal to James Herriot readers. I’m calling this one odd enough to be interesting, but old enough to be weed-able if it no longer circulates.

 

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Fix Your Nerves with Jesus

Freedom From Fear coverHow to have Freedom from Fear, Worry and Your Case of Nerves
Allen
1954

Isn’t this cover awesome in its awfulness? I think the best part is if you are free from worry, one half of your face will be smooth and young looking.

This little number came from a church library and is all about how scripture will heal all that mental illness. Anxiety, OCD, and “sexual perversions” are all fixable with a little bit of Bible talk. I particularly like the quiz on dealing with reality. In case you are interested, I didn’t do too well on the quiz (last picture). I guess I am headed to an institution soon. Oh wait, I am already there sitting at a reference desk with the other people not dealing with reality.

Institutionalized at the Library,

Mary

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