Consumers demand that their food be pesticide-free, their cosmetics and shampoo be paraben-free, and that everything possible—from clothes to toilet paper—be made without additives or chemicals. But there's nothing that has more additives to the original product than Christianity. How do we get back to the 100% organic version of Jesus?
In his personal search for the organic Jesus, Scott Douglas goes on a funny, thought-provoking romp through the foundations of belief. Christianity, he says, has become a simulacrum—a bloated, over-processed image that lacks the true substance of the real thing. His search for the original took him far and wide through historical Christ figures, urban legends, odd facts about the faith, freakishly flawed Christians, and the Internet. Using relatable, contemporary anecdotes, and unlikely wisdom concealed within humor, Douglas reveals a way back to the authentic essence of following Christ.
Scott Douglas is a librarian, and a writing instructor for Gotham Writers Workshop. He is the author of Quiet, Please: Dispatches from a Public Librarian, The N00b Warriors series, and has been a regular contributor to The Wittenberg Door and Ignite Your Faith magazines. His Bible tweets--called "Tweetvangelism" by Time Magazine--have over 4,400 dedicated followers. Douglas also wrote a regular column for the popular McSweeney's online magazine.