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Overview Bye Bye, Bertie Author: Rick Dewhurst Joe LaFlam is a private detective, a Christian-a single Christian that is, and a desperate-to-mate single Christian at that. One fine day a potential prospect . . . er . . . client walks through his office door and drops an intriguing case on his desk. The lovely (soon-to-be-found-out heiress) prospect's . . . um . . . client's sister is missing. "Bertie's joined a cult." Everyman Joe sets off to solve what will become not one but two kidnapping cases, to save the day, and get the girl (but not necessarily in that order). After twist upon twist (and some providential sleuthing), the ending may not turn out as Joe planned. It just might be better than he ever dreamed . . . or worse.
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Studio: B&H Fiction
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 2005
Publisher B&H Publishing Group
ISBN 0805431829 ISBN13 9780805431827
Availability 0 units.
More About Rick Dewhurst
Rick Dewhurst earned his B.A. in English literature from the University of Victoria. With training in journalism, he has worked as a sports editor and senior reporter, but he has spent the past decade as the pastor of City Gate Church British Columbia. He lives with his family in Duncan, British Columbia, Canada.
Reviews - What do customers think about Bye Bye Bertie?
Did a ten year old right this?! May 22, 2008
I did not enjoy this book at ALL! It was as though a kid had come up with the story line --not an adult. It kind of made my head hurt, trying to keep up with all of the different subjects, people, etc, that changed throughout the chapters. The ending was just.... I don't even know. I'm ready to say "Bye Bye" to this book.
"Of all the private eye joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine" Jun 12, 2006
Mixed-up, fasting, Christian Cab Driving Private Eye Dude experiences trials, tribulations &, oh yeah, the rapture, all while trying to match -- I mean CATCH -- 3 kidnapped Christian Heiress Chicks.
"Bye Bye Bertie" is a kooky, silly, neurotic, satirical parody that pokes a lot of good-natured fun at what it's like to be a down-trodden Christian in these up-tight, Post-Modern, end-time days.
I Really Tried To Like This Book May 31, 2006
Try as I might I just could not find humor in this book. So many times I wanted to put this book down and walk away but I thought, "This must get better." It didn't. LaFlam's character is spiritual selfish and so many times I felt offended reading this book. There are so many twists and turns in this book that it seems like a Christian version of the Jerry Springer show. I would not recommend this book to anyone who wants an enjoyable read, because for me it was not. I apologize to the author for my harsh words, but I was very disappointed in this work.
Awesome!! Make room for a new classic!! Mar 27, 2006
I'm an avid reader. Hundreds of books have traveled through my brain, some good, some great and a few have been failures. I try to pick books that I believe I'll enjoy and learn something in the process. With this said I must say that "Bye Bye Bertie" is one of the best books I have ever read. Hands down. It should be passed down through the generations as one of the best pieces of Christian literature ever written. It is incredibly clever, laugh-out-loud funny (every sentence of every page is a riot), satire at its finest, interesting characters, whacked-out storyline, but most of all it's a compelling look into the heart of the Christian...our struggles, thoughts, cultural influences and idiosyncrasies. This book is a MUST for every believer. If you're a one-dimensional thinker, trapped in the bonds of the typical mega-church you may find it offensive but if you think on your own and know the Word of God you'll love this book. Now for the bad part; it's too short. 168 pages is not enough. And I feel really bad for Rick Dewhurst. How is he ever going to top this...his first book? If you read this Rick, get to work. I'm waiting for your second attempt.
Funny stuff Mar 16, 2006
I found this an amusing satire of a well-meaning but dim and self-righteous Christian detective named Joe LaFlam. Anyone who has grown up in a Christian church can recognize the humor of some of the silly stuff Christians say and do. The book helps Christians to laugh at how we sometimes try to impress God or other people with how good we think we are, when in fact we're pulling a "LaFlam". At the same time, the satire never becomes mean-spirited or divisive. It's welcome to see this kind of humor in the Christian fiction market. I'm looking forward to seeing what the author does next.