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 for him! You can also follow him on twitter, by searching for KevinRoose (one word).

Click the picture below to purchase the book from!



~ by Tim Kurek on March 31, 2009.

4 Responses to “Book Review: The Unlikely Disciple”

  1. Good to see you posting again. Is that what the book looks like? From the picture it looks like a bible.

    I’ll have to look for this book once it comes to Ozark Christian College, which is near my apartment… that’s if I don’t get to Germany first.

    Hope to see some more post from you.

    Take care.

  2. yeah, that’s the cover. You can always order it from Amazon by clicking the picture.

  3. the cover art is brilliant. bravo to whoever designed it.

    i’ve got about 50 pages left of this one and have been thoroughly enjoying it.

  4. I desperately need to get my hands on this! I’ve heard nothing but good things about it.

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