Humor, VOLUME 7

Contest: Help us Pick the Worst Christian Book Covers of 2014


***Contest extended 2 weeks through Nov. 17!!!!***

The most popular posts on our website in recent years (by far), has been our list of the Worst Christian Book Covers of 2012 and 2013.

So, we are planning to run a list again this year, but we need your help to make this year’s list better and even funnier!


We have a box of 30 books that we have received for review or that our editor Chris Smith has culled from his own library. (Lots of great stuff! CLICK HERE for the list…).

We will pick three winners from your submissions:

1st Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card +
Your Choice of 5 Books from the Prize Box (Value: Up to $100+) +
2 Year Subscription to our Print Magazine ($35 value)

2nd Prize: Your Choice of 5 Books from the Prize Box (Value: Up to $100+) +
2 Year Subscription to our Print Magazine ($35 value)

3rd Prize: Your Choice of 3 Books from the Prize Box (Value: Up to $50+ ) +
2 Year Subscription to our Print Magazine  ($35 value)


So, here’s how this will work….

Take a look at previous years’ lists for inspiration [ 2012 | 2013 ],
then go here to start searching for bad covers.
(LGT: Amazon’s list of Christian books released in 2014)

– The book must have been originally published in 2014.
– Kindle and Print books are both eligible, though will we limit the number of Kindle ebooks on our final list
– We are the final arbiters of whether any book is “Christian” or not (Generally, if it is in Amazon’s Christian book section, we’ll accept it).

Using the comments below, here’s what you need to submit:
a) You will get bonus points if you share the link to this contest.  Tell us where you shared it: Twitter, Facebook, Blog, etc.

b) Include a link to Amazon or elsewhere which has a large-ish picture of the cover.

c) Include a BRIEF comment on why you choose this cover (the funnier/snarkier, the better).

d) (OPTIONAL) You can actually include a picture in your comment, by clicking the icon in the bottom left corner. This might help your entry get more votes.

***  You are welcome to submit as many entries as you want, but submit each one as a separate comment.

3) VOTE:
Using the up and down arrows on DISQUS, tell us which submissions you like and don’t like (You can only vote once up or down for any submission).
Your votes will play an essential role (but not the only role) in our choosing the winner.

The contest will run for 17 days,
and end on MONDAY NOVEMBER 3, 2014 NOVEMBER 17, 2014 at 11PM PT…

Here are a couple of examples of possible worst Christian book covers from 2014…
These were pulled from our 2014 Lists of Lousy Christian Book Covers and Really Bad Christian Book Covers

[You are welcome to submit for the contest a cover from these lists that you think should be in the running for the WORST book cover…]

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C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at:


    • If you click on the pic, there is a border collie staring lazily off into a hay field. For some reason this is cut off. Worth looking at for the sheer ridiculousness of the choice of picture for this topic.

  1. Apparently the titular “talon of destiny” has a superpower for flattening people into pancakes. You have been warned.

  2. If the angel won’t save you from tumbling off that cliff, your red stilettos might.

  3. Mandy gets a dad, but I’m thinking he might throw Sarah over once he gets an eyeful of that angelic matchmaker who may or may not be wearing underwear.

  4. And in the truly weird category, is this a Christian book (as advertised), or erotica with mannequins? You decide.

  5. Let’s try this again..Worshipreneur, am I saying that right? Or Worshipreneur, more like worship-manure….

  6. This book is filed under “Christian Western Historical Romance”…that’s a thing? Why is that a thing?

    • Oh, I’m sure it is… Via last year’s contest, I learned that Christian Oregon Trail Romances are a thing!

  7. Are we learning how to murder white, suburban girls who like pink in a good, clean way?