Clowning for Christ (Revised)
Without a doubt, this is my worst nightmare in book form. I gotta say I am not a big fan of the clown as a Christian emissary. Maybe I am going out on a limb, but is this REALLY an effective ministry tool? If it is, can someone show me some data?
In this particular book, there are a few pages on how NOT to frighten children. The mere fact this is a possibility should be reason enough to re-think packing Jesus’ message in clown form. Maybe the clowns can be an illustration of what Hell is all about. If that is the point, I promise to never skip mass again.
So help me God!
It’s like Jesus just shows up at the office. Does he have an appointment?
Regardless of how you might feel about religious materials, you just gotta love these illustrations. What’s not to love? Giant Jesus at the UN or perhaps a sad David Schwimmer look alike contemplating good versus evil. (Hint: The devil has a mustache.) In other pictures, he looks like a mean William Powell or Snidley Whiplash.