Monday, May 28, 2012

The Unlikely Disciple by Kevin Roose

I picked up The Unlikely Disciple because I heard good things about it after reading The Year of Living Biblically. I'm glad I did. The Unlikely Disciple was a great read.
Kevin Roose isn't all that dissimilar from me. I'm a liberal. While I had somewhat religious upbringing, I  don't attend services or follow any specific religion now. I certainly believe in people's right to choose their religions but I tend to have friends with similar beliefs to my own. Kevin decides to leave Brown, a college filled with people like himself, and transfer to Liberty University, a college founded by Jerry Fallwell. I had to say I surprised that Kevin wanted to go and present himself as an evangelical Christian or someone who is on that path. I understand that he did that so he could get a more authentic experience but I assumed he'd be outted pretty quickly. I won't spoil it but I was surprised how well his stay at Liberty went. I enjoyed learning about Liberty from an outsiders perspective.
Roose's writing is engaging and amusing. I would definitely read more of his writing. I think those who feel similarly to Roose would enjoy The Unlikely Disciple. Others who shared their thoughts on The Unlikely Disciple: The Captive ReaderBooking Mama, A Patchbook of Books, and Finding Rest.


  1. I've seen this one a few times and thought about picking it up. I just may!

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