Nipple Jesus

February 17, 2009 — 6 Comments


“Nipple Jesus” by Nick Hornby is my favorite short story I have ever read about “what to do with Jesus”.  It is from a compilation of Hornby’s short stories in a book titled, “Speaking With The Angel”.  I will leave my commentary for later and simply make for two different ways of reading this – either by downloading the .pdf’s at my account or by reading the .jpg’s below.  There is no online version available, so this was the best I could do.  If your eyes go crazy looking at the internet, then click on the and print it out – it’s worth it.  It took me a while to get these all uploaded and such, so please take time to read this incredible story and see yourself in the different characters:




Jonathan Sigmon


6 responses to Nipple Jesus

  1. Ah yes, good ole Nipple Jesus. Great CMC discussions if I can recall. Danielle was especially offended haha. Great thought provoking story. and pimpin’ new layout btw!

  2. This article written by the lead singer of Jars of Clay is relevant to the discussion too – “Can Offensive Art Be Christian?”

  3. Just taught this story last night in a class for writers called “Finding Your Voice.” I think it’s the best short story I’ve ever read. It brings up these huge existential questions while anchoring them in the voice of an “everyman.” Brilliant.

  4. Could you also post Hornby’s ‘Faith’, ‘Not a star’ and ‘Otherwise Pandemonium’?

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