- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 390 KB
- Print Length: 237 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Canon Press; 1st Edition edition (31 Jan. 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007L889I4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #695,343 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Evangellyfish Kindle Edition
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The tone is set by Wilson's original take on the usual disclaimer found at the beginning of most contemporary novels:
"All the characters in Evangllyfish are fictional, and I made them all up out of my own head. Any resemblance to any real people, living or dead, is their own darn fault."
At its heart, Evangellyfish is a tale of two pastors. Chad Lester is the pastor of Camel Creek, a huge megachurch in an anonymous Midwestern city; John Mitchell pastors Grace Reformed Baptist Church in the same city, a much smaller entity far more typical of American churches and not dissimilar from a large number of British ones. As Wilson puts it:
"The two congregations, and the two men, were in the same city, but they existed in entirely different realities. Pastor Mitchell had the advantage of his reality being more or less real."
The plot has many twists and turns and involves a large cast of vividly-drawn characters, and I'm not even going to begin to relate it. In some ways the plot, gripping as it is, takes second place to the author's sublime use of language, which draws heavily on the tradition of P. G. Wodehouse, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S Lewis and no doubt numerous American authors with whom I'm not so familiar.Read more ›
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In some ways I did not know Wilson could write like this. It was so captivating, and he does a great job of establishing the characters and their internal "evils" that they truly come to life in the story. The story is kind of creepy in places, yet realistic sounding at the same time. I loved the ending and did not see it coming, so that was great.
The story is about a scandal with the pastor in a mega-church, and contains all kinds of mini-plots with characters and their scandalous lifestyles too. While it is fiction, nothing found here is too far fetched to not be believable and possibly a reality in churches of this nature. All in all, it is quite a wild and crazy ride that was quite enjoyable when it was over. I will definitely look out for more of Doug's fiction type stuff from now on.
But the book is about a stereotype of a church gone bad, not about a real life church. All the bad guys are stereotypical (or ill-informed and/or overly naïve). But even though the plot is hyperbolic and the characters are stereotypical, I recommend this book. When we study things, we make clear model. And to make a model clear we need to simplify it and exaggerate our main points. (Jesus used hyperboles to underline His points.) So, as long as you are not offended by the clear bias towards sound doctrine, or by exaggerated stereotypes, this book is a treat! (If you attend a mega-church where the external form is emphasized, you might find this book a threat.)