Book Review: Undefending Christianity, by Dillon Burroughs

I like to laugh, and this book is funny. Dillon Burrroughs talks about serious issues facing our world and the way that Christians should act versus the way that we do. Although sometimes his humorous comments get corny in an effort to be funny, for the most part he does a wonderful job of making you think about what you believe and how you are living that out.

Among the many crazy chapter titles is "Hollywood and Flaming Liberals." I enjoyed his comments about our current President, Barack Obama. Here a a few:

"Talking about Jesus was his [Paul's] only crime. But in the second chapter of his letter, he tells Timothy that Christians are to pray for their national leaders, not sue them, make fun of them, or mock them." (page 24)

"...someone asked me to talk on the radio about Obama and evangelicals. I said, 'Sure, why not?' I had not idea what I was getting into. I found out after accepting the interview that many Christians don't like Barack Obama. It's not because he's African American; it's because of abortion, his views on same-sex marriage, war, and a whole lot more. But then I said the Bible gave two clear concepts for relating to our president: Pray and submit. People didn't like that."
The author goes on to talk about topics like homosexuality, porn, slavery, racism, and much more. He even devotes a chapter "To All the Haters," with some kind words to people who don't like his writing style.

I really enjoyed this book. If you like Donald Miller's books, you'll enjoy Dillon Burroughs. I recommend it to anyone who wants to laugh while being challenged to examine their faith.

Thanks to the publisher, Harvest House, for a complimentary copy of this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review, and this is my honest opinion of the book.

Author Bio:

Dillon Burroughs

Dillon Burroughs is an activist and the author or coauthor of nearly 30 books on issues of faith and culture. He has served among at-risk American youth, constructed housing in Mexico’s barrios, provided aid relief in Haiti, and was most recently nominated for a CNN Hero award for his efforts to fight human trafficking. His written and edited works have been featured by NPR, MSNBC, ABC News, and other media outlets.


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