It is now only 18 days until the official book launch of Anointed. This past week, I was elated to see that Publishers Weekly offered its official review. As I am having an increasingly more frustrating time dealing with links today (don’t get me started!), I’ll just copy it below and you can take a look for yourself:
Anointed: The Passion of Timmy Christ, CEO Zachary Steele. Mercury Retrograde (Ingram, dist.), $16.95 paper (340p) ISBN 978-0-9816654-2-9
Steele’s biting satire takes on megachurches and their murky brew of faith and business. Nagged by his wife into interviewing for the CEO spot of a 2,000-year-old religious corporation, Timothy Webb becomes Timmy Christ despite himself. He’s shocked to learn that his primary responsibilities are to profits and image rather than his followers’ genuine needs. After a slapstick start, a scheming Judas, a protective, repentant Satan and a murderous Anti-Christ show up to deepen the tale. Timmy soon discovers that battling supernatural evil is only slightly more difficult than challenging the legal labyrinths of the Christ Corporation Council. Those who endure the initial over-the-top chapters will enjoy the notion of a Christ CEO wanting to be Christ-like, presented in a mix of raucous fun and deep questions. (Mar.)
Needless to say, it’s a rather nice plug and a review worth waving about (or perhaps holding in your hand, while you stare fixedly at it and run into walls).
Given my lack of ability to add links today, I’ve got nothing else for you other than my rampant excitement for February 21st. … Read the rest