Item description for Politically Correct Parables by Robert Martin Walker...
Overview This book contains fifteen of the parables of Jesus, humorously retold in politically correct style.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.6" Width: 5.1" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Oct 13, 2000
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 000710734X ISBN13 9780007107346
Availability 0 units.
More About Robert Martin Walker
ROBERT MARTIN WALKER is an ordained United Methodist minister and pastor of First Church of Round Hill in Greenwich, Connecticut. He is the author of numerous books, including Encounters With the Living God, Politically Correct Parables, Politically Correct Old Testament Stories, You Might Be a United Methodist If . . ., Encounters on the Road to the Cross, The Jesus I Knew, You're Probably a United Methodist If...., and the Leader Guide for God's Care for Us: A Study of Ezekial in the Bible Reader Series. Walker also writes regularly for Adult Bible Studies and other publications. Bob holds degrees from Yale Divinity School, Perkins School of Theology, and Southern Methodist University.
Robert Martin Walker currently resides in the state of Connecticut.
Reviews - What do customers think about Politically Correct Parables?
A too-reverent and bland swaping of words Oct 30, 2009
This reads like a search-and-replace exercise in taking "offensive" terms and replacing them with watered down versions. As such, it is too straight and misses opportunities to (even in good humor) have fun with the absurd new meanings excessive political correctness could have injected into the parables.
Like recycled Galilean dishwater Aug 16, 2008
PCP is a sad ripoff of James Finn Garner's mostly brilliant series of politically-correct bedtime stories -- even down to the cover art. Author Walker offers very straight retellings of the classic Gospel parables -- The Prodigal Son, The Good Samaritan, The Wise and Foolish Maidens -- in a witless imitation of Garner's wicked style. Departures from the gospels are mostly pedantic and uninspired. The Good Samaritan offers to have his HMO cover the costs of the injured man. (!) Sinners are repetitiously "compassion-challenged" or "differently-moral." Occassionally, a bit of cleverness peeks through the murk, as when the "matriarch" in the story of the ungrateful steward writes off a debt due to liberal guilt rather than compassion. But these moments of wit are rare, especially by comparison with the steady, low-level drumbeat of liberal bashing. The book can be read through in about an hour, so it doesn't even gain in quantity what it lacks in quality.
Skip this one -- with my blessing.
Funny, but possibly too irrevent Dec 15, 1999
I wasn't sure about this book when I first picked it up. Was it going to be blasphemous about our Lord's life and works? I found the book to be a funny look at how silly, and stupid being "politically correct" is. It is somewhat irrevent about sacred things of God, but I think unless you are a extreme Christian Fundamentalist you will find the book well within the boundaries of not taking sacred things too lightly.
Truly Funny Dec 22, 1997
Just the sort of book to give to someone who is annoyed with all things "politically correct" (whatever that means).
The "Mad" Methodist Minister strikes again!! May 31, 1996
Parables is fun for old and young. Walker's incisive witmakes parables a quick read. I found it impossible toput down. The remake of historical parables in today'slanguage is apropos to the state of the world we live in.I heartily recommend this book to anyone looking to lighten the drudgery of daily existence