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Hilarious and genuinely moving, The Messiah of Morris Avenue brings to life a savior who reminds the world of what Jesus actually taught and wittingly skewers all sorts of sanctimoniousness on both sides of the political spectrum. Writing with heart, a sharp eye, and a passionate frustration with those who feel they hold a monopoly on God, Tony Hendra has created a delightful story that reminds us of the unfailing power of genuine faith.
"This is satire with a thoughtful heart, comedy with a serious message." (Booklist)
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By Michael on 06-09-06
Really Great Story
This book really gets at the heart of what may happen, better yet what really is happening in our beloved country. It is more than just a social satire or political narrative about modern religion and the associated politics. It may one day be deemed as prophecy. Take a good listen to this incredible story. It might make you take a good look inside yourself. This book is well worth the time and money.
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By connie on 10-07-08
an anecdote for sentimental spirituality
This starts off as cute, fairly light social and religious satire, but becomes quite dark in the final third of the listen. It contains more theological and spiritual reflection than most audiobooks on those subjects. Unfortunately the novel is more relevant than when it was published.
It's not flawless satire, but the author deserves much more exposure for this novel for taking on (and so well) Empire Christianity.
This is definitely not for the "Left Behind" fan (since Jay refers to the rapture as the "crapture"), but it would be a healthy challenge to anybody who tends toward that kind of religious fiction.
If it were to be made into a film, Jon Stewart would be a great Johnny Greco, and Stephen Colbert, the Rev. Jimmy.
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