Publication Date: 22/12/2022 ISBN: 9781529368963 Category:

A Comedian’s Prayer Book

Frank Skinner

Publisher: John Murray Press
Publication Date: 22/12/2022 ISBN: 9781529368963 Category:
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A Comedian’s Prayer Book. The title is a worry, isn’t it?…

God is a tough audience as far as audible response is concerned, but at least you don’t have to explain the references. In this collection of prayers, much-loved comedian, broadcaster and radio host Frank Skinner has tried to retain the bare candour of the rehearsal-room improvisation – to show what faith feels like, from the inside – but infused it with all the production values required to make it a passable public entertainment. In it are his convictions, his questions, his fears, his doubts, his elations – all presented in an eavesdropper-friendly form.

Hell, Judgement, atheism, money, faith and the X-Men all feature: it’s a bit like reading the Bible, except you only get one side of the conversation, and all the jokes are left in.

Publisher Review

This is a fine, brave book, beautifully expressed. Richard Dawkins had better look to his laurels. * Daily Mail * It's far from being a comfortable read, though it never ceases to be amusing and thoughtful. * Christian Today * The book is a simple, unpretentious invitation to kneel alongside someone who has experienced the lows and highs of life, who has grown up through that experience, and has found that a conversational relationship with God is essential to living kindly, thoughtfully and well. Anyone new to faith or for whom prayer has become jaded and routine may well find in it an unconventional yet rich source of encouragement to keep on keeping on * Reform * Skinner's thoughts on religion are far more than just amusing: there is a bold freshness to his voice. * Times Literary Supplement * 'Skinner's tome also asks some big questions, but is ultimately a prayerbook with a small p. You mightn't hear God laugh at the jokes, but surely He approves.' * Irish Examiner - Weekend Supplement * Skinner uses the book to open up about his ongoing relationship with God and the Catholic Church - and his words make very compelling reading. * Sorted * The questions he raises are serious, and central to Christian theology, and he expresses them much more pithily than most professional theologians...This is a fine, brave book, beautifully expressed. * The Mail on Sunday * He takes laying bare your soul to a level I've never come across before by a well-known name. * The Tablet *

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