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Overview You hold in your hands Taming a Liger: Unexpected Spiritual Lessons from Napoleon Dynamite, an awesome 24-piece devotional and survival set that's filled with surprising life lessons from everyone's favorite indie comedy. Kick off your moon boots, grab a quesa-dilluh, and discover a God who truly can make your wildest dreams come true. Sweet!
This 24-piece devotional and survival set is filled with surprising life lessons from everyone's favorite indie comedy, Napoleon Dynamite . Discover a God who truly can make your wildest dreams come true.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 5" Height: 7" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2005
Publisher NAV PRESS #111
ISBN 1576839109 ISBN13 9781576839102
Availability 0 units.
More About Jeff Dunn & Adam Palmer
Jeff Dunn has been a contributing writer and developmental editor on a number of books, including "Cracking DaVinci's Code" and the Christy Award-winning novel "A Place Called Wiregrass." He is the coauthor, with Adam Palmer, of "Taming a Liger: Unexpected Spiritual Lessons from Napoleon Dynamite." Adam Palmer's work has appeared in "Relevant," "7Ball," "Christian Retailing," "Ministries Today," and "The Refuel Biblezine." He is the coauthor, with Jeff Dunn, of" Taming a Liger" and coauthor of Brian "Head" Welch's bestselling autobiography. He lives with his family in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Reviews - What do customers think about Taming a Liger: Unexpected Spiritual Lessons from Napoleon Dynamite?
I wish I wrote it! Dec 12, 2008
Man, this was a totally awesome book. It does not take itself too seriously, but has fun with the movie while looking for the real meaning of it all in the movie. If you are a Christian or kind of like Jesus and you saw the movie Napolean Dynomite and laughed at least one time, this book is for you!
Pretty Neat Jan 5, 2006
Digging into Hollywood and Indie films for spirtual meaning is one of the latest fads in Christian resources. Over the past few years studies have came from films as diverse as Star Wars and now, Napoleon Dynamite. I acquired this book to use as a study for the Youth Group I help out with. Their interest was definatly peaked when I mentioned using a book about Napoleon in class. The film is non-offensive so I was able to show a lot of it in class free from guilt. The lessons are sharp and quick and some of them use a good bit of scripture to back up their facts. The studies are presented in a hip fashion that holds kids attention pretty well. My only complaint is lack of discussion questions in each lesson. Some discussion questions appear at the end of the book un-related to each individual lesson. Sometimes teaching out of it ended up with me just simply reading out of the book and showing clips. If you work at it however, you can come up with a good lesson and teach a thing or two in the process.
What an unpleasant surprise Sep 21, 2005
I saw all the five star ratings for this book and got real excited. But what a great disappointment. There are 24 chapters and each one starts with a great Napolean quote consisting only of a few words. Then the author takes about five pages to preach a sermon and attempt to "christianize" Napoleon's quote even ending with a quote from the Bible. It might make a nice juvenile Sunday School lesson manual. If you want to be entertained, do NOT buy this book. If you want to see Napoleon belittled and dragged through the mud of religion, you'll like this.
Better Than Personal Dance Lessons From D-Qwon Aug 18, 2005
It was pretty much a great freakin' idea to write a book like this! It's good to know that there could be deeper meaning to everyday things that happened in the movie. Too many times, my life was like the action figure that Napoleon drug behind the bus (until I found some decent friends, and later became a Christian...but that's a story bigger than a block of government-issued cheese) (by the way, I once drug a cassette tape behind the bus, and it was pure awesome). In the book, the authors do a sweet job of explaining how things like, "taming a wild stallion," building a cake," and "three hours of upper lip shading," can add to your skills. I think it's pretty much my favorite book right now...and it will help make my wildest dreams come true (and there are a buttload of delicious recipes in the back)! I'm giving the book five stars, but would've really liked a double-page drawing of our underwater ally, Nessie.
Cool Use of a Cool Movie Aug 2, 2005
Yes, this is a Christian Devotional. If you are a Christian and a fan of the movie, then you'll enjoy looking at the events in the movie from a Spiritual point of view. If you're not a Christian, this could be a good introduction to the truth for you, just so long as you know that's what you're getting. I guess a lot of people thought this was going to be some "spiritualistic new age enlightening zen" kind of thing and were disappointed when they got the book and it talked about Jesus, but hey, maybe if they actually read it and thought about what it was saying rather than just getting offended at the name of the one person who loved them more than anyone they'll ever know, the book could actually change their lives......