Rev Gal Funnies and Fiction?

Mr. M and I rented the first part of the British comedy series, The Vicar of Dibley this weekend. Very, very funny. The first couple of episodes were a little raunchier than I like, but in all hilarious.

I'm wondering if anyone else has church/ministry-related fiction (books, movies, tv) that they appreciate. There are so many crap examples of clergy that it's nice not to be nauseous when I'm done watching/reading.


  1. Oh, I love the Vicar of Dibley! I also really enjoyed the movie "Keeping the Faith" with Ben Stiller (a Rabbi) and Edward Norton (a priest.) If I think of any others, I'll let you know.

  2. The Vicar is fantastic. I bloody love that woman. "Keeping the Faith" is another favorite, as mentioned. I also love "Father Melancholy's Daughter" and its sequel, "Evensong," by Gail Godwin, and at the moment I'm enjoying a mystery series by Julia Spencer-Fleming which features a female Episcopal priest. Enjoy!

  3. Oh. One more. Every single pastor I know has been telling me, for seven years, to read "The Hammer of God," by Bo Giertz. It has been on my desk for about two years. So I can't exactly recommend it from experience, but at least from rumor. For what it's worth.


"So keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. And when you get through kickin' ass and celebratin' the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was."
-Saint Molly Ivins