Book Review: The Unlikely Disciple
As a writer, I love to read books that have just come out. It’s a ritualistic way, I believe, of supporting my peers, sharing with them in the accomplishment of publishing their unique literary art.
But one peer, in particular, has published something near and dear to my heart. A book about my former college, Liberty University. His name is Kevin Roose and he is a 21 year old senior from Brown University. In an effort to bridge the cultural divide, Kevin attended Liberty for a spring semester, hoping to learn about a group of people that is stereotyped as much as any other. And fortunately for us, he wrote his experiences for us in a book, called The Unlike Disciple.
A few notable points about the book:
1. Kevin is fair, careful not to perpetuate the harmful stereotypes of Liberty Students.
2. His writing is spot on! Every page made me want to see what happened on the next, a trait that he has no doubt learned from his boss, A.J. Jacobs (author of “A Year of Living Biblically”).
3. He has a very enlightened sense of humor, and is very quick to paint a picture within every scene.
4. He talks about both Jerry Falwells, the Jerry that was widely seen as the bigot, and the Jerry that was a grandpa, of sorts, to every one of his students.
I highly encourage all of you to pick up his new book, and to leave positive feedback on Amazon.com for him! You can also follow him on twitter, by searching for KevinRoose (one word).
Click the picture below to purchase the book from Amazon.com!
~ by Tim Kurek on March 31, 2009.
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