Saul McNeil has made a successful career out of slamming Christianity because he’s found it to be easy, profitable . . . and a lot of fun. Then in an instant—and much to his horror—the self-proclaimed “World’s Funniest Atheist” knows God exists. That’s when his fervent prayer becomes “leave me alone, leave me alone, leave me alone!” It seems God has other plans, includingSaul McNeil has made a successful career out of slamming Christianity because he’s found it to be easy, profitable . . . and a lot of fun. Then in an instant—and much to his horror—the self-proclaimed “World’s Funniest Atheist” knows God exists. That’s when his fervent prayer becomes “leave me alone, leave me alone, leave me alone!” It seems God has other plans, including offering him a key role on a reality television show and suggesting he become the caregiver for his elderly father, someone he hasn’t spoken to in years....
|Title||:||The World's Funniest Atheist|
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The World's Funniest Atheist Reviews
This book is simply BRILLIANT!! Actual "laugh-out-loud" (a rare thing for me whilst reading a book) moments of Catholic satire, interwoven with a few tender morsels of theology and apologetics, as we journey along a "Road to Damascus" premise of conversion and redemption, despair and hope - and the all the bittersweet rest that goes with it... And what a rocky, winding road it is, as Mr Dodds lays out said journey so effectively and authentically - and indeed sometimes quirkily - with a short and concise 4/5 page per chapter structure which I really liked. Clever, witty dialogue (it could be adapted into a screenplay quite easily); three-dimensional believable characters; and a richly woven milieu and plot, suck you in and have you empathising and sympathising with the cast of characters from page one. I read it in a day sitting out in the sun, simply unable to leave it alone, and I can honestly say I felt I'd quite gone through it all with them by the time I'd finished. Be prepared for tears of mirth; tears of joy; tears of pain... oh, and indeed ultimately tears of Hope (suffice to say, without giving away spoilers, I admit to shedding a tear or six in the build up to the end)... And the climax itself? Well... you'll just have to read it for yourselves to find out...Thank you, Bill Dodds, for a fantastic piece of Catholic fiction! I only wish I could give it 6 stars! And for a mere £2 (I'm hail from the UK) this book is an absolute bargain - best two quid I've ever spent! (I've since "one-clicked" the rest of the Mr Dodd's books and have them home on my Kindle, eager to devour them all!). If you're Catholic snap this one up. Heck, whatever you are - believer, unbeliever, not-so-sure-whether-you're-a-believer - if you like a good read, snap it up anyway. Take a chance. I'm confident you won't want to put it down, and maybe, just maybe, who knows, it might plant a seed or two...
Bill Dodds takes another comedic potshot at Catholicism in a totally reverent manner, and comes up a winner As the title would suggest, be prepared for a roller-coaster ride between not believing, and believing, in a "higher power". If you don't read the ending first, you will be blown away, making Mr. Dodds one of my new author favorites because of his ending techniques. No more big buildup, super ending, where the book then goes on boringly for two more chapters. The World's Funniest Atheist is not for sissy Catholics, or those who take an affront at picking on their religion. It is a work of pure fiction, with many realistic moments for those considering Catholicism as a first language. Bravo, Bill Dodds, well done ... again!I give this a 4 3/4 star rating. Once again the only thing preventing me from giving this book a 5 star rating is the smidgeon of grammatical errors/word repetitions.
Reviewed on CatholicFiction.net:At last—Catholic satire for the rest of us! The World’s Funniest Atheist traces the earthly fall and struggling renewal of Saul McNeil, the media’s favorite atheist. Saul’s life consists of book tours, television interviews, speeches, and self-promotion. He particularly stakes his fame on hurling jabs at the Catholic Church, but manages to do so with good humor – his trademark. Saul is proud to be a niche atheist – funny, clever, and biting.Read more: http://catholicfiction.net/book-revie...
I'm going to have to read another Bill Dodds book before I decide if I like him.....hopefully this was not the culmination of his opus, This book was weird for me-it almost read like a script rather than a book. It was not a laugh out loud book for me but did have some endearing moments.