Substream doesn’t really do book reviews. However, when I got a press release about this book, I knew I had to read it and share it with our readers.
Religion is a tricky topic to cover, especially on a site like this, where we try to stay fairly neutral when it comes to the content we cover. Although, I believe some of the material in this book, written by Matt Carter and Toby Morrell of Emery, along with former Emery bassist, pastor Joey Svendsen, applies to all aspects of life. These guys really bare all in this controversial book, and really aim to make you re-think the way you view yourself along with your actions.
This new project, BadChristian, is an outlet for the authors to share their unfiltered perspectives on life, Christianity, and whatever else they feel like. The authors of BADCHRISTIAN, GREATSAVIOR really dive in and share very raw experiences they’ve had throughout years of touring the world, being broken people, and how they have undeservingly been shown grace after all their struggles.
Be warned. This book is not here to build you up. It’s not here make you feel like you’ve been a “good” Christian, (or person, if you aren’t a Christian) even though you haven’t. It’s here to call you out on your bullshit. To tell you that in order to be a good person, you have to think like a good person, act like a good person, and talk like a good person. Through their stories, the authors make you uncomfortable and make you doubt the way you’ve been living your life by showing you how they’ve been living theirs.
Let these be life lessons. These stories may make you feel uncomfortable, but hopefully you can find solace in the fact that you’re not the only flawed person, you’re not the only person who thinks a certain way, you’re not alone. And there’s a solution, an easy solution at that.