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  1. The Dude Abides
    The Dude Abides
    Cathleen Falsani
    Zondervan / 2009 / Trade Paperback
    $0.49 Retail: $14.99 Save 97% ($14.50)
    2.5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
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  1. 1 Stars Out Of 5
    nope.
    January 27, 2017
    caseyu
    Quality: 1
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 2
    I bought this book for a dollar, people, so what I say is going to be, well, a dollars worth of input...

    here goes.

    Mrs. Falsani (ahem, "Award-winning" "RELIGION" writer) sums up all of the Cohen Brother's movies perfectly well. Then offers a quarter's worth of "spiritual" input on each film. MY review here is a dollar's worth, so you get the idea. Here's the quarter's worth; undescriptive generalizations or sometimes the author simply throws something spiritual-sounding out there and it ends up like jello being thrown up against a wall. I can't say what is (exactly) IN this person's heart, I can tell she totes the Rob Bell mentality pretty well and talks about what Jesus says and God and stuff, but the insight is soooo half-inch deep that I'm like, "Girl, why bother?!" Really. Reminds me of Talkative from Pilgrim's Progress. And no, I did not hear the audible voice of God to buy this book. Nope. As a former pre-believer, I would have told you that Raising Arizona or The Big Lebowski were two of my favorite movies, and so after an AMAZING encounter and soon-after an even MORE amazing born-again experience, I thought, l should check out what this AWARD-WINNING "Religion" writer (sorry, you're probably picking up on my gentle sarcasm at this point, but there's grace for that...) had to say about the former things.

    and guess what?

    Nothing. She has absolutely nothing to say. Why? Because there is nothing to say.

    The Cohen Brothers accidentally had a point to any of their movies at BEST.

    So, no there is nothing there because there was never anything there.

    which shouldn't surprise anyone...I mean, seriously, there's a drawn picture of Jeff Bridges in his white tee shirt and robe on the cover, one, and two, I bought this book for a dollar. Srsly.

    If this is what "religious writing" is about then I know why I always hated religion. And now that I have the real thing, my question is Christianbook DOT com, why the heck is this even in your repertoire? I paid a dollar and I want it back.. And another thing, Zondervan, since when did you lose all discernment? Are we just printing whatever the heck anyone writes that says they are Christian? I heard Shirley Maclaine said she was Christian, what about her? Deepak Chopra? Who's next, Zondervan, who's next?! Hahahahaa! Whew!!!

    This author has wasted her life on religion, and at least a couple of months or so on this book, and for that I guess I am the most forlorn.
  2. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    Seeing Christ as "your Dude'' through contemporary film
    January 16, 2017
    bpudsey
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Excellent analysis of Christian and Biblical themes in the Cohen brothers films.
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