"A radically funny book." -Christopher Rudolph, The Advocate

"This was a very funny book, but if your religion is central to your life, you may be offended and not see the humor in it. If you are one of the many secular minded people and don't mind having the obvious absurdities of the Christian Bible being unmasked, I can all but guarantee that this book will give you a lot of smiles and some guilty laughter as well!" -Mark Abrams

"Wenke bills Kidding as a "satirical reading" of the Bible. Yes, his language is snarky and irreverent, but as Anna Russell used to say in her famous take-offs on Wagner's Ring cycle, "I'm not making this up, you know." ...Wenke takes the reader through Old and New Testaments, wittily and wisely, time after time drawing out the reaction (as in the cherry-picking possibilities of Leviticus and other books),"Oh, really?" Gisele Xtravaganza graces the cover." -E. B. Boatner, Lavender Magazine

"Gisele, the notable transgender fashion model, graces the cover. And that image alone challenges the Bible. A transgender woman in a religious pose. . . . Get [You Got to be Kidding!] on your Kindle or take it on a trip, the time will fly by - boring this is not!" -Transgenderzone

"A riotously funny read, I recommend it to anyone who's ever questioned organised religion, especially that of the Bible-bashing, homophobic kind." -Anna, Look! "This is hilarious! Joe Wenke gives a nod to Mark Twain as he looks at the Bible with fresh eyes and with the pen of a thinking comic." -Bill Baker

"This is without a doubt the funniest book I've ever read. I sat with my parents and read aloud some of the passages and we all laughed a lot!" -Emma Charlton, Bookswithemma

"Very tongue-in-cheek, sarcastic and pointed, dedicated to Christopher Hitchens and Thomas Paine, both of whom would, I believe, really enjoy this book!" -Sarah Hulcey

"Great book! Funny and easy to read." -Violets and Tulips

"The cover of the book itself is a slap in the face of transphobia. . . . If this book accomplishes one thing, I hope it pushes prejudiced people toward acceptance of LGBT people just as they are." -Isaac James Baker, Reading, Writing & Wine

"Brave, brilliant and funny. Page after page, biblical chapter after biblical chapter, absurdity after absurdity, this book delivers laugh after laugh. Joe Wenke has crafted the answer to the fundamentalist literal reading of the Bible with the perfect recipe of rationality, candor and humor." -Max Gelt

"Brilliant . . . for once a funny look at ALL the Bible's insanity." -Jo Bryant

"Would make a really wicked Christmas present for your Christian friends who have a sense of humor and a sense of the ridiculous." -Ed Buckner, American Atheists

"I'm still laughing."
- Paul Wilson


"GREAT. What hogwash we have been fed. Thanks, Joe."
- Colin M. Maybury

"Unforgiving and hilarious."
- Phil


"This book is so funny."
- Crystal

"Whether you are an atheist or a Christian who can see the absurdity of some of the anecdotes narratedin Holy Scripture, Joe Wenke's humor won't be wasted on you." -Mina's Bookshelf

"Oh my! This is very funny . . . Joe turns everything on its head and makes it a really interesting read." -Stephen Ormsby

"Funny and to the point read. Takes a look at the Bible and points out all sorts of inaccuracies, illogical stories and questions. Strongly recommend." -Hertzey

"Witty and wise. Joe Wenke takes a critical, provocative look at The Bible and he does so with regular hilarity." -Dana Hislop

"A must-read for anyone who still thinks the Bible is the inviolable word of God - sense of humor mandatory." -K. Sozaeva

"Such a funny read, my son & I actually read it together! Laughter abounds!" -Rael

"Deliciously witty!" -Jack Scott

"Irreverent and hilarious. I am no Bible scholar, but I feel like I have been given the funniest crib notes on this most widely read and probably as widely misunderstood book of all time. I laughed out loud at Wenke's common sense observations and interpretations of this tome." -Lorna Lee

"[You Got to Be Kidding is] entertaining and enlightening." -Patti Bray

"Will keep any freethinking reader laughing the whole way through." -George Lichman

"You will be laughing yourself silly while reading this book! In fact, you may find yourself bookmarking a bunch of pages to discuss with your pastor and friends later!" -S. Henke

"This author allows the reader to explore and learn about the Bible with a tongue-in-cheek attitude that keeps you laughing and turning the pages." -Tricia Schneider

"Some of it made me feel like I might wind up in hell for reading it, but if you keep an open mind and a light heart, you'll have a blast." -Jon Yost

"I could not put this book down." -Jackie Hepton

"Don't read the Bible! Read this!" -Dr. Dan

REVIEWS

Lavender Magazine, read

"That Hilarious Bible: A Review of Dr. Joe Wenke's You Got to Be Kidding" Michael Paulkovich, American Atheist (via booktrib.com), read

Review by Christopher Rudolf, The Advocate, read

Say What? Joe Wenke'e Satirical Take on the Bible James Isaac Baker, Reading, Writing and Wine, read

Review by Emma Charlton, Emma Books, read

Transgenderzone.com review, read

Recovering Agnostic review, read

Anna, Look! review, read



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