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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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Clownseling

Clown Ministry coverClown Ministry: a how-to manual and dozens of skits for service and worship
Shaffer
1984

Submitter: This bizarre book includes makeup tips, skits based on Bible verses, and other odd ideas – I included scans of my two favorites, “clownseling” & Marriage enrichment. Thankfully for those scared of clowns, the library’s name label obscures most of the clown’s face on the cover.

Holly: For that, Mary is grateful.  I bet she’s still creeped out, though, actually.  Books on clown ministry aren’t so weird for a public library collection.  This one is…yes, you guessed it…old.  Does this sound remotely intriguing to any married couples?

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