Wednesday, November 18, 2009
The Official Chuck Norris Fact Book
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale and am mildly embarrassed that I agreed to review it. Is this book profound? No. Will it change your life? I sure hope not. Is it a fun read? Sure. Throughout the Internet you will a number of sites dedicated to so-called "Chuck Norris Facts" created by all kinds of people. This book is a compilation of Chuck Norris' 101 favorite facts such as "When Chuck Norris does a push-up, he isn't pushing himself up. He's pushing the earth down" or "When Chuck Norris wants an egg, he cracks open a chicken." Most of them are pretty funny. Then Chuck Norris provides some story in his life that relates to the particular Chuck Norris fact. Usually they are stories about how Chuck Norris pulled himself up by his boot straps and how you can too. There is mention of God but usually in a very general creator sense. It's all the theology of glory for you Lutherans out there. Then we are given a quote from some famous person (modern military leader, contemporary Christian musician, George Burns, or C.S. Lewis). They are most often of the "Be strong!," "Carry a gun!," "Don't be afraid!" variety. Then Chuck Norris tells us about the code he lives by which usually involves something about not giving up or staying out of debt or learn to laugh with people. Do I recommend the book? The "facts" are funny but you can find them all over the Internet and the rest of the book isn't very good. I guess it could make a fun gag gift.
Posted by Chuck Wiese at 8:39 PM