FINDING JESUS: A Where’s Waldo? Parody Starring the Son of God
By Winston Rowntree
- Imprint: Three Rivers Press
- On sale: 10/28/14
- Price: $9.99
- Pages: 40
- ISBN: 9780553418002
A witty homage to Where’s Waldo? starring the Son of God—finding Jesus may not be easy, but it’s never been more fun.
When Jesus told his disciples, “I am with you always,” most people assumed he was being figurative. As it turns out, Christ is a pretty literal guy. Whether you’re rocking out at a concert, dancing at the club, or seeing a movie, our Savior is everywhere you go—at least in the delightful new book FINDING JESUS (Three Rivers Press; $9.99; On Sale October 28, 2014).
A clever and irreverent twist on Where’s Waldo?, FINDING JESUS challenges readers to spot the Son of God among his people. On each page, he is hidden in a crowded scene, from a grocery store to a wedding to a shopping mall. The objective is to find him in the detailed illustrations, but Jesus can be pretty sneaky. Being conspicuous didn’t work out so well last time, so now he’s blending in with the crowd. Bearded hipster or God’s right-hand man? Robe-wearing hippie or the risen Lord? Your guess is as good as anyone’s. But as J.C. himself said, “Seek and ye shall find.”
There are also plenty of fun Easter eggs for the eagle-eyed reader—can you spot the cult movie characters on the dance floor or the famous directors taking in a film? And Jesus is a bit of a prankster, multiplying loaves and fishes, docking an ark at the airport, and leaving messages by turning water into wine. Who knew spiritual searching could be so entertaining?
Darkly funny and pleasantly challenging, FINDING JESUS is the perfect holiday gift for believers and skeptics alike.
About the Author
WINSTON ROWNTREE is a columnist at the world’s most-visited humor site, Cracked.com, as well as the author of the online comic strip Subnormality.