Item description for Flashbang: How I Got Over Myself by Mark Steele...
Overview Written in the memoir style of comedic and sometimes poignant life stories, this book includes true accounts of the author suffering 40 days of facial paralysis, soiling himself while performing at the Inauguration of President George W. Bush, receiving treatments of shock therapy from a first-timer, and giving blood in a Mexican hospital for the purpose of saving a woman's life.
Publishers Description Mark Steele found himself trying to be a good Christian, but felt he wasn?t making any permanent difference. His life was turning into a flashbang ? something that makes a lot of noise but leaves no permanent indentation. In this hilarious memoir, Steele gives autobiographical accounts of enduring 40 days of facial paralysis, suffering public embarrassment at a Presidential Inauguration, receiving treatments of shock therapy from a first-timer and giving blood in a Mexican hospital. Each story brings Steele closer to the realization that being a Christian is more than just saying you are. In the end, he reveals his secret to living a more meaningful life?how he got over himself.
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Ingram Advance - 07/01/2005 page 82
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Studio: Relevant Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.78" Weight: 0.84 lbs.
Release Date Jul 26, 2005
Publisher CHARISMA HOUSE #135
ISBN 0976035723 ISBN13 9780976035725
Availability 0 units.
More About Mark Steele
Mark Steele is the president of Steelehouse Productions, where he creates art for film, stage, and animation. The author of the award-winning book Flashbang, Christianish, and Half-Life-Die-Already, Steele is also the Chief of Creative Affairs for Big Idea Entertainment, where he scripts the popular series VeggieTales. He lives with his wife and four children in Oklahoma.
Reviews - What do customers think about Flashbang: How I Got Over Myself?
Wowzers Jun 15, 2006
An awesome read... a must for anyone who wants to challenge their faith and grow. Taking the pain and living it, finding God in it. In getting over oneself. Unfortunately, it happens with hindsight... and I'm not there yet...
Cute . . . Review Haiku May 7, 2006
Flashbang. Funny guy.
Good start. Where do we go now?
Loud noise but no point.
Pee your pants good May 3, 2006
This book was incredible. I can be quite picky about some of these new Christian auto biographys that are just "this is why Christianity is hard for me...I'm being real and vulnerable...I am lion...hear me roar." This book however, was real in content, lasting in impression, and fully captivating. The way Mark pulls his story lines together to create the point and thought process that he wants to stick with the reader is unlike anything I have ever read. His writing method definitly breaks the mold and maybe I just have an odd sense of humor, but I can honestly say that while reading it on an airplane in between two business men reading the DaVinci code and Business Weekly, I had to physically close the book at page five due to uncontroled bodily sounds as I was shaking violently. I had the church giggles, no doubt about it. Read this book. Be entertained, and be challenged.
brutally honest Apr 10, 2006
If you're looking for a genuine image of Christianity played out in real life, here's one. Steele doesn't try to hide his humanity but offers often hilarious glimpses into his life, inspiring us to make a difference--to leave teeth marks--all over this space and time that we've been given.
LOL FOF Spiritual Humor Mar 27, 2006
This is a hillarious book full of personal anecdotes by a truly funny man. And the vulnerable parts are so poignant, they make the book worth reading. If you don't believe me, read his review of his own book!