Bottle Babies Beneath the Belfry

A Humorous Look At Those Folks You've Met At Church

by James P. Bailey; Bandon Sayre



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/12/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 102
ISBN : 9781425137762

About the Book

First, this is a book of church humor about all the interesting, if not distracting, people you will meet in church. Interestingly, these same people exist in virtually every fellowship of religious people in the world. Some of them you will recognize immediately, and some may cause you to look more closely to just who is filling that role in your local congregation.

On a deeper level this book is for church professionals who need to be aware of the people who make up that .1% of your church that are causing most of the drag on progress.

Particularly new ministers should read this book so you can recognize these personality types when you encounter them in your ministry. Recognition will remove much of the stress you encounter in the early days of your ministry. For more experienced ministers there is relief in finally recognizing who these people are and what they are doing that seems to inject stress into your life. Finally, it is a handy-dandy guide for all church members to use to be sure that you aren't part of energy drain on your local congregation. Bottle Babies was written in fun. Humor often makes the serious matters easier to see and digest. However, in these days when faith in God is under attack, it is imperative that we remove every trace of the "weight that so easily entangles us."

About the Author

James Bailey is a native of Texas. Born in Denison and raised in Coleman, Texas where he graduated from high school. He holds a Bachelors degree in Religious Education from Oklahoma Christian University, and a Masters degree in Biblical Studies from Abilene Christian University. James and Marsha have been married for 35 years and have two sons, Ben who is married to Jaime and Josh who is married to Sarah. James also has four grandchildren Brenna, Beck, Piper, and Briggs.

James has preached for churches in Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana for over 35 years and has given countless humorous and motivational speeches.