I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I finally read this book. I skimmed it when it came out… kind of an appropriate nod to the author who happens to attend Cross Point. Heck, I even consider Matthew and his wife Jessica friends, but unfortunately I let the busyness of this fall keep me from making reading this book a priority. (Sorry Matthew!)
I missed out!
Once I picked it up and committed to it, I couldn’t put it down. I found glimpses of myself in Matthew’s stories of growing up in a Fundamental Baptist Church. I identified too well with the stories and characters. I chucked at the fact that had we grown up in that church together, Matthew and I would have been arch rivals in Sword Drills and I would have condemned him for sleeping in church while I took good notes of the sermon.
If you haven’t already, you really need to go check this book out. If you grew up in a conservative, traditional church environment, you’ll revisit some old memories with fresh eyes and if you didn’t grow up in that environment… well, you’ll just have a good laugh at those of us who did!
If you’ve read it, tell us what you thought!
By the way, what’s on your reading list for 2009?