Flags Out Front: A Contrarian's Daydream
"Well, this is it. Caesar had his Rubicon. What do Bible college presidents have? A Rubik's Cube?"
Tom Collins, mild-mannered president of a dwindling southern Bible college, becomes a target when a drunk prankster swaps his campus's American flag with the Christian one, and Dr. Tom refuses to "fix" the situation. Big media, exuberant students, petty enemies, and pretty secretaries all play a part in this happy-go-lucky satire for the twenty-first century.
Readers of PG Wodehouse's Leave It to Psmith and Christopher Buckley's Thank You for Smoking will appreciate this lighthearted new satirical novel from Douglas Wilson, author of the award-winning Evangellyfish (Best Fiction of 2013, Christianity Today).
Evangellyfish: A Novel
"Rourke spun around and stomped out the door. Bradford followed him out. "Don't you agree? We really need to do our part to reduce this epidemic of illicit banging in the evangelical world."
Chad Lester's kingdom is found in the Midwest. His voice crawls over the airwaves, his books are read by millions (before he reads them), and thousands ride the escalators into the sanctuary every Sunday. And Saturday. And Wednesday, too. He is the head pastor of Camel Creek—a CEO of Soul. And souls come cheap, so he has no overhead.
When Lester is (falsely) accused of molesting a young male counselee, his universe begins to crumble. He is a sexual predator, yes. But strictly straight (and deeply offended that anyone would suggest otherwise). Detectives, reporters, assistant pastors, and old lovers and pay-offs all come out to play.
John Mitchell is also a pastor, but he has no kingdom to speak of—only smalltime choir feuds. He is thrilled at the great man's fall, but his joy quickly fades when the imploding Lester calls him—and a lover or two—for help. How low can grace go? Whores, thieves, and junkies, sure. But pastors?
It's election season—America's most lucrative sport—and there are no rules.
When climate scientist Dr. Helen Gardner accidentally reads an email from the International Task Force on Climate Change which proves that global warming is a lucrative scam, she's shocked and horrified.
But that's nothing compared to how she feels the next day when her boss (the head of the Task Force) tries to have her killed.
Helen goes into hiding with the help of her neighbor, a "fundy" Bible college professor named Cody, and an anti-eco-activist lumberjack-writer.
But Helen's scandal isn't the only headline floating to the surface: the Democrat presidential candidate gets career-changing news; his running mate hits rock bottom after years of infidelity; the current Republican VP's past sins won't stay hidden forever.
And Cody is about to uncover some dirt of his own.
Ride, Sally, Ride (Sex Rules): A Novel
It's two decades in the future, and a Christian college student named Ace Hartwick has just destroyed his neighbor's so-called "wife"—actually a sexbot named Sally—in a trash compactor. Soon, Ace will be on trial for murder.
Unfortunately for Ace, everyone despises his kind of "radical" Christianity, and, in the fragile America of the future, all the juries are fixed.
A satirical novel from an award-winning pastor about love, the crack-up of the U.S.A., and refusing to back down when the whole world calls you crazy.
Pastor Douglas Wilson continues his cheerful assault on stupidity with this provocative new satirical novel. Already labeled “the controversialist” by Christianity Today, and then given CT’s annual award for Best Fiction in 2013, Wilson pulls no punches when it comes to hypocrisy, love, sex, and providence in contemporary culture. His darkly amused insights will either make you furious or make you laugh, or make you laugh furiously, but they’ll never leave you bored.
The Man in the Dark: A Romance
Finding love is painful when you're crippled by the past.
The year 1900 has just come and gone, and Savannah Westmoreland has come to the town of Paradise Valley to start afresh. But when her mysterious new pastor and the town's most powerful businessman both begin to compete for her affection, Savannah realizes that she must face her past once and for all or leave Paradise forever. But there's more to the story—and more danger lurking—than Savannah knows.
Beowulf: A New Verse Rendering
A bold, new rendering and a daring interpretation of the classic epic, Beowulf.
"Hear the song of spear-Danes from sunken years,
Kings had courage then, the kings of all tribes,
We have heard their heroics, we hold them in memory."
So begins a dark, but sturdy epic full of warriors, dragons, monsters of the deep, mead halls, and mounds of treasure. Beowulf is the great Norse epic poem, and one of the great inspirations for J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. In this bold and truly innovative translation, Douglas Wilson reproduces the alliteration and stresses of the original, though being more dynamic with particular wording. This is without question the most musical translation of Beowulf, one which many readers will return to again and again if they wish to get an idea of the feel of the original Anglo-Saxon.
What would it be like if conversations between believers and unbelievers actually got to the root of the issues? Wilson imagines such situations in this storybook of apologetics.
In this short but fun book, Douglas Wilson gives us several fictional dialogues in which worldviews collide with an honesty and clarity that we rarely see in the real world. This book includes a wide array of positions (feminism, agnosticism, higher criticism, pantheism, Roman Catholicism), but all are given their hearing and put into conflict with the truths of Biblical Christianity. Although it is a dream of debate conducted with more clarity than we usually meet in the real world, this short book should help believers to better understand unbelief and see why it is ultimately not reasonable at all.