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Summon's Christian Miscellany

Parminder Summon

Summon's Christian Miscellany

Parminder Summon

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Christianity throws up so many issues and questions - here is an attempt to answer just a few.

How big is a talent?
What is the Adulterer's Bible?
What are the classes of angels?
Who is the patron saint of the ugly?

The answers to these questions and dozens of others, both amusing and serious, can be found in Summon's Christian Miscellany - a multi-layered cornucopia of fascinating facts. Parminder Summon, a practicing Christian and an avid collector of trivia and curiosities, takes a lighthearted journey through Christian history and culture and discloses the funny, obscure, and sometimes bizarre things they never teach in Sunday school, including:
- Unusual patron saints, including guardians of serial killers and those accused of cannibalism
- The origin of Christian snake handlers
- The vision of the Christian Surfers of Australia
- Mini-biographies of Christian Nobel Prize winners
- A list of biblical weights and measurements and their modern-day conversions
- The Catholic prayer of exorcism
- The Lord's Prayer in sixteen different languages
- The origins of popular Christmas carols
- The mission statement of the Christian Vegetarian Association
- Quotations from Woody Allen and other unlikely commentators on Christianity
- Summon's own hilarious fifty-word summary of the Bible

Summon's Christian Miscellany, this collection of "things you didn't know you didn't know," is at once an addictive diversion and a fascinating compilation of intriguing, little-known facts.

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About "Summon's Christian Miscellany"

Christianity throws up so many issues and questions - here is an attempt to answer just a few.

How big is a talent?
What is the Adulterer's Bible?
What are the classes of angels?
Who is the patron saint of the ugly?

The answers to these questions and dozens of others, both amusing and serious, can be found in Summon's Christian Miscellany - a multi-layered cornucopia of fascinating facts. Parminder Summon, a practicing Christian and an avid collector of trivia and curiosities, takes a lighthearted journey through Christian history and culture and discloses the funny, obscure, and sometimes bizarre things they never teach in Sunday school, including:
- Unusual patron saints, including guardians of serial killers and those accused of cannibalism
- The origin of Christian snake handlers
- The vision of the Christian Surfers of Australia
- Mini-biographies of Christian Nobel Prize winners
- A list of biblical weights and measurements and their modern-day conversions
- The Catholic prayer of exorcism
- The Lord's Prayer in sixteen different languages
- The origins of popular Christmas carols
- The mission statement of the Christian Vegetarian Association
- Quotations from Woody Allen and other unlikely commentators on Christianity
- Summon's own hilarious fifty-word summary of the Bible

Summon's Christian Miscellany, this collection of "things you didn't know you didn't know," is at once an addictive diversion and a fascinating compilation of intriguing, little-known facts.
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A diverse collection of Christian facts, information, quotations, etc. assembled by Parminder Summan. How many classes of angels are there? Who is the patron saint of pawnbrokers?
- Publisher

The success of Schott's Original Miscellany has been a publishing phenomenon. It has spawned other books on food and drink and on sport but nothing on Christianity. This book steps into the breach and offers a wonderful, often amusing mix of trivia, random facts and lists of information about the Christian faith. For example which are the most unusual saints? What are the ten commandments of the road? What are the things that God hates? A multi-layered cornucopia of fascinating facts, Summon's Christian Miscellany enables readers to peek at the breadth and depth of a transforming faith. Christianity throws up so many issues and questions - here is an attempt to answer just a few.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Parminder Summon

Parminder Summon is the compiler of Summon's Christian Miscellany, Summon's Bible Miscellany, and Summon's Miscellany of Saints and Sinners.Parminder Singh Summon was born in India and has been a Christian for over 20 years. He is married with 2 children and a leader in Nene Family Church, Peterborough. He has an MBA from Leeds University and his interests include magic tricks, Gideons International, and appearing on TV quiz shows. He works as a community fundraiser for Cancer Research UK.

Table Of Contents

  • Just Some Of The Questions Covered Include: * What Are The Ten Commandments For The Road? * Who Is The Patron Saint Of Pawnbrokers? * How Is The Date Of Easter Calculated? * How Can You Summarise The Bible In Fifty Words? * Why Was A 1631 Version Of The Bible Known As The Adulterer's Bible? * How Many Classes Of Angels Are There? * What Are The Seven Heavenly Virtues?

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  • Catalogue Code 214079
  • Product Code 0745951740
  • EAN 9780745951744
  • Pages 126
  • Department General Books
  • Category Humour/quizzes/puzzles
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Lion Hudson Publishing
  • Publication Date Sep 2004
  • Dimensions 198 x 130 x 14 mm
  • Weight 0.260kg

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