How to Become a Bishop without Being Religious

I just finished Charles M. Smith’s 1965 book How to Become a Bishop without Being Religious. It was good for many laughs and a few groans. It’s both a great satire and a window into another age of church life (he gives advice on what kind of wife to marry, for example). Dan Hotchkiss mentioned it in his book Ministry and Money: A Guide for Clergy and Their Friends as one of the few truly funny books about church life. It’s out of print but Amazon has some cheap used copies (I got mine from the library).

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