Left Behind and Loving It, by D. Mark Davis

October 23, 2011

Presby­terian pastor Mark Davis offers deft and humorous biblical and theological readings of "Left Behind Theology" that speak to the anxiety at work in the culture shaped by apocalypic texts. Davis rightfully sees a strange sort of identity crisis afoot, a "passive-aggressive prophe­sying." Century readers may think there have already been many debunkings of rapture theology, both earnest and sarcastic. But this one is funny. For people interested in the weird intersection of the Bible and American culture, this book does the trick of making you see better because you laugh more.