Book Satire: A Year of Biblical Patriarchy

Derek Ouellette —  November 22, 2012 — Leave a comment

[Editor’s note: This is my first attempt at the satire genre. Satire is literary style that uses irony and exaggeration to deliver a point. This article is intended to poke fun at caricatures and generalizations made too frequently in the complementarians and egalitarian debate, which actually has spectrum that is often overlooked. The nuances of this post will be most appreciated by those who have read Rachel Held Evans delightfully whimsical book, A Year of Biblical Womanhood, and who are familiar with many of her blog posts.Wherever you stand on this debate, I hope you’ll find this post a delight to read. Please share it with your friends.]


Book Description

What is “biblical patriarchal, abusive, oppressive, slavish, evil and down right male (hood)”… really? 

Genuinely and intentionally oppressive Mr. Complementarian shows us the behind-the-scenes real life of the scourge of evangelical Christianity. Like the masked magician who reveals to the world all of the tricks of the trade, Complementarian’s everywhere will work hard to uncover this Complementarian for letting the elephant out of the room.

Patriarchal, abusive, oppressive, evil, and down right male throw-back to biblical times, Mr. Complementarian is proud of his biblical ignorance and of his not-at-all academically acceptable hermeneutic. His choice of biblical study is by randomly picking and choosing.

Join Mr. Complementarian as he ventures on a journey to the heart of Martin Luther’s middle name.

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Customer Reviews

This book takes the Bible seriously. Wrongly. But seriously. And that’s all that really matters.” ~ Brian G Laport

“I found this book to be well written, insightful, and hilarious. It reveals the secret coven of the complementarian community, and their secret handshake.” ~ LDS

“This book is hilarious as it depicts true complementarianism in all it’s oppressive glory. Who knew that John Knox was the patron saint of complementarians? Now we do!” ~ H. Heimann

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Author’s Note

I have no idea why a woman is on the roof of the house. But it’s a cool cover, isn’t it? What’s that, not very biblical? What’s that got to do with anything? Oh, because “Biblical” is in the title. So? I’m taking creative liberty. I wrote the book, not you. Go home.

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Where To Buy

You can buy A Year of Biblical, Patriarchal, Abusive, Oppressive, Slavish, Evil and Down Right Male (Hood) at LifeWay Books because this book does not have the now-infamous “V” word in it. Moreover, Christian bookstores everywhere, which are accustomed to choking the industry, will be carrying this book because they relate with the oppressive themes found within.

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[This article is the first in what I hope to be a series of satirical “Book Satire” posts. The book, A Year of Biblical, Patriarchal, Abusive, Oppressive, Slavish, Evil and Down Right Male (Hood) does not actually exist (yet!). This article is intended to poke fun at caricatures and generalizations made too frequently in this debate. Mr. Complementarian would love it if you would let all of your friends know about his awesome and truly oppressive yet equally revealing non-existent book. If there is a popular book you’d like to see made into a satire, email me at covenant@covenantoflove.net]

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