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The Trouble with God
The Trouble with God

The Trouble with God

A Divine Comedy about Judgment (and Misjudgment)


136 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Cloth, EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket

Cloth, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: May 2018

ISBN 9781634311502

Rights: WOR

Pitchstone Publishing (May 2018)


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A book that fundamentalists of all religions can agree to hate

In this riotous, globetrotting sequel to The Story of God, the universe's premier antihero, God, returns, as lonely, misguided, angry, and troubled as ever. Regretting many of the decisions he made in his debut book, and wrestling with his continued ambivalence to both his son(s) Jesus and his frenemy Satan, God decides to set things right with creation—again. But this time, he asks, why stick around the dusty Land of Israel or a decaying heaven when there's a much bigger world to explore—and countless others out there just waiting to love and praise him? And why work with the same tired old prophets, when there are much better candidates for the job? Journeying from the sands of Arabia to the hills of Utah to the stars of Southern California, God works to set his message—and record—straight. But with each new book he commissions, the same old questions, demons, and troubles remain. Forever haunted, he decides to do away with creation once and for all...or wait, maybe just apologize? Returning to where it all began, God makes one final judgment, with the fate of the universe—and himself—hanging in the balance.


"What's the fastest way to become an atheist? Read the Bible. What's the funnest way to become a know-it-all-smartass atheist? Read Chris Matheson." —Penn Jillette, Emmy Award–winning magician and New York Times best-selling author

"A raucous ride, stand-up theology." —Dan Barker, co-president, Freedom From Religion Foundation

"Chris Matheson's egocentric, homophobic, misogynistic, insecure, vengeful god is back and he's as hilariously wretched as ever... I laughed out loud at every paragraph. Required reading for the overly pious." —Natasha Stoynoff, New York Times best-selling author

"Chris Matheson apparently plans on uniting all the Abrahamic religions in their hatred of him. Funny as hell." —Peter Boghossian, author, A Manual for Creating Atheists

Author Biography

Chris Matheson is a screenwriter whose credits include Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, and Rapture-Palooza. He is also the author of The Story of God and lives in Portland, Oregon.