John Spencer Writes: where humour and theology collide
I’m John Spencer, a Christian who uses humour to reach places that boring theology books wouldn’t.
I write satire
Different takes on the Bible designed to open our eyes to the truth of the Gospel.
I write parody
of Christian books, like The Love Dare or Bible stories.
I write alternative devotionals
Different takes on Bible passages with heart-wrenching devotions to move you to action.
book facts & figures
(up to 30 June 2020)
kindle page reads
books given away
latest release (May 2020)
Satirical COVID-19 takes on more than 60 beloved Bible stories and parables, including:
- Genesis 11 – The Tower of Toilet Rolls
- Psalm 23 – The Lord is my Sales Assistant
- John 2 – Jesus turns water into hand sanitizer
- Luke 10 – The Parable of the social distancing Samaritan
- John 6 – Jesus turns 5 toilet rolls into 5,000
- Ephesians 6 – Put on the PPE of God!
All proceeds to charities helping those in need during this crisis.
Here’s a taster of the first chapter:
In the beginning, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep so as to stop germs spreading.
And God said “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God made the light stay two metres away from the darkness. The first day.
And God said, “Let there be a dome in the waters and let it separate the waters above from the waters below,” and there was social distancing between bodies of water. The second day.
And God said, “Let dry land appear and bring forth all kinds of vegetation: plants bearing seeds, and fruit and vegetation,” for God was stockpiling. The third day…
“This book, like almost all of John Spencer’s books, takes stories from the Bible and gives twists and turns that will make you chuckle.
He does a great job of making sure that the material does not give off the impression of disrespecting the original texts. It is light-hearted and a very enjoyable read.
The proceeds go to a very worthy cause as well, which adds to the list of reasons why one must read this latest of satirical pieces.”
current work in progress
Not the Parable of the Prodigal Son
writing 50 alternative parables
I’ve heard too many sermons about we should be like the Good Samaritan, which is the complete opposite of the meaning of the parable!read more
Jesus said, “Let the children come to me the crèche and do not let them hinder us, for the kingdom of heaven belongs...read more
Had Peter not been desperate He wouldn’t have experienced Jesus’ working in His life. He wouldn’t have fallen to His knees and left everything and followed Him.read more
One of the Christian anon gang on Twitter challenged me to write story about the calf in the prodigal son and this is the result.read more
Here’s 4 more Clickbait Bible memes. Enjoy.read more
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