The most popular post on our website over the last year (far and away), was our list of the Worst Christian Book Covers of 2012.
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 50+ 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 a winner from your submissions and he/she will get to choose 5 books from that list (could be valued at $100+ depending on the books chosen). A second-place winner will get to choose 3 books, and a third place winner will get to choose one book.
So, here’s how this will work….
Take a look at last year’s list for inspiration, then go here to start searching for bad covers.
(LGT: Amazon’s list Christian books released in 2013)
– 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.
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 12 days,
and end on MONDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2013 at 11PM PT…
Here are a couple of examples of possible worst Christian book covers from this year (these are not contest entries)…
Surely you can find better ones!
|[easyazon-image align=”none” asin=”B00F3FNRAC” locale=”us” height=”333″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Y6NgVu7KL.jpg” width=”222″]Hmmm… I’m guessing that stabbing is probably not on this list.||[easyazon-image align=”none” asin=”B00DGSCNGM” locale=”us” height=”333″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Tmm4NH-sL.jpg” width=”222″]And what exactly makes this cupcake Christian? The lily-white icing?|
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: C-Christopher-Smith.com
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