I’m Fine With God…It’s Christians I Can’t Stand: Getting Past the Religious Garbage & Finding True Faith
Book ~ Stan Jantz
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Many non-Christians find the behavior of some Christians more off-putting than inviting. Some Christians do too! Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz take a refreshingly honest and often humorous look at some believers’ outlandish behaviors. This candid book will bridge the communication gap, helping Christians share their beliefs more freely without…

  • Judgmental attitudes, hypocrisy, and condemnation
  • Confusing mixtures of politics and the gospel
  • Defensive positions in the “God vs. Science” debate

Bickel and Jantz encourage Christians to avoid making uninformed opinions about the beliefs of others. At the same time, they help unbelievers discover the truth about God without becoming distracted by Christian behavior and unprofessional Christian media and entertainment. This passionate call to authentic Christianity will help believers and non-Christians alike move past peripheral issues and communicate openly and honestly about God.

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Chapter 10 Video: ...but I Can't Stand Christians Who Give Christ a Bad Name

Chapter 5 Video: ...but I Can't Stand Christians Who Are Convinced God Wants Them Rich

Chapter 3 Video: ...but I Can't Stand Christians Who Think They are Correctly Right and Everyone Else is Wrongly Left

Chapter 7 Video: ...but I Can't Stan Christians Who Make Lousy Movies

Chapter 9 Video: ...but I Can't Stand Christians Who Think They Have a Monopoly on Truth

Chapter 8 Video: ...but I Can't Stand Christians Who Don't Know What They Believe

Chapter 6 Video: ...but I Can't Stand Christians Who Fixate on the End of the World

Chapter 4 Video: ...but I Can't Stand Christians Who Think Science is the Enemy

Chapter 2 Video: ...but I Can't Stand Christians Who are Paranoid

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I'm Fine With God...It's Christians I Can't Stand by Bruce Bickel & Stan Jantz is a terrific conversation starter just for the title alone! The two authors dig into the reasons why so many people, even other Christians, don't like Christians, and how the term Christian has become almost distasteful because of guilt by association. By tackling topics like the Prosperity Gospel, judgmental attitudes, and Christians who create entire lives for themselves removed from the rest of the world, the authors are sure to make some enemies with this book. But I loved this book.

I bought the book after hearing the title on the Christian radio. The title intrigued me in that it focused on an incredibly important issue in the evangelical world today... the fact that we often are our very worst enemies. Bickel and Jantz lay out a very entertaining critique of the people, events and attitudes that have tagged the Christian church for the last several years- those of indignant, self absorbed, impatient, money hungry, self-righteous, uninformed bigots.

As a Christian I can strongly relate to the "rant" that Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz are making in this book. However I have two big problems that each equaled a one-star reduction in my review. The first is the haphazard citations that pepper the book. Some newspaper articles are cited, some not. Some Biblical verses are cited, some not. Given their professions both authors should know they must give credit where credit is due for copyrighted materials and as Christians they should also know that one needs to be able to draw directly from sacred text for differences in interpretation.

Let me start by saying that I'm not a Christian, neither are my parents, and I was never even baptized. I've studied the Bible, and I like most of the teachings and lessons contained within, but I find myself repulsed by pushy, hypocritical Christians trying to convert me. So I think I'm the target audience of this book.

It's become axiomatic in this age of Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens that many non-Christian commentators are sick unto death with the public histrionics of American Christians. But Christians in the public eye have responded to that attitude with a "circle-the-wagons" mentality, acting as though a criticism of one particular Christian misbehavior is an assault on all of Christendom. Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz represent the viewpoint of us Christians who are grieved by the brutal antics of our brethren who blacken our name.

'I'm Fine With God ... It's Christians I Can't Stand' has a lot of good content. There is much for Christians to consider and ponder in this book. Although a lot of it is very good, many of the comments are presented in a negative and even judgemental manner, which is ironic since that is one of the author's main criticisms of others.

Every chapter starts off with ... 'but I Can't Stand Christians who ... ' Perhaps this harsh wording will be effective, however, it may just turn off many of those in its intended audience.

In case you are wondering by the description above...I don't see this as a handbook for how to save your non-Christian friends. If you want a how-to book, this isn't it. I do see this as a book that will make you examine your heart and attitude regarding your own faith and as a result you will be more understanding of where people are coming from who can't stand Christians.

According to www.dictionary.com the definition of a Christian is: a person who exemplifies in his or her life the teachings of Christ. Most Christians strive to be Christ- like, but there are always those who stand out in the crowd. Their behavior is anything but Christ- like, and their action disgrace His precious name. Christianity is judged by the actions of those proclaiming to be affiliated with the religion. It is unfortunate that many proclaiming to be Christian do not reflect the compassion of Christ Jesus.

The title of this book is probably one that many people, some calling themselves Christians, some not, can echo - so many Christians can be off-putting to those searching for God, and to other Christians. This book takes a lighthearted and yet also sometimes serious look at several areas in which Christians may be distracted from Jesus's core message and may become a stumbling block to others.

Many in the world view Christians as extremists and hypocritical, based on their actions. More than not, many Christians also feel that way when they look at their colleagues in the Christian faith. Bickel and Jantz give detailed information about the peculiar and bizarre behaviour of the Christian radicals. Using humor, they address these issues with tact and give Christians a way to deal with these behaviours. The authors also address the issue of hypocrisy found in the Christian circle and explains the consequences of such actions.