The Fun of Being Looney
How much fun is it being Bishop Dick Looney? Lots of fun! The Fun of Being Looney is the first title from City Road Books, the pastor publishing division of Market Square Books.
Bishop Looney takes the reader through time, sharing tales of his journey from college through now. This book promises to make readers feel totally looney.
What Readers are Saying
The Fun of Being Looney is a very appropriate title. The author begins by making fun of his own name! As a member of Bishop Richard Looney’s cabinet in South Georgia for five years, I can testify first-hand to the humor found in this book. Bishop Looney has the uncanny ability to recall and instantly repeat every joke, amusing antidote, witty quotation, perfect punch line, or self-deprecating occasion that he has ever heard or experienced. The amazing thing is that they are always appropriate to the occasion or topic. This book is an autobiography seen through the lens of a fun-loving human being who just happens to be a United Methodist Bishop. I can promise that after you have absorbed this fun-loving book, you will be wearing a smile for a long time.
Donald M. Kea
If you know Bishop Richard Looney, you probably picked up this book thinking it is a collection of the laugh-out-loud experiences of his life and ministry in the Methodist Church, and you won’t be disappointed. But this book is more than a collection of humorous anecdotes. Bishop Looney writes, “People flocked to Jesus to share in the joy He exhibited.” The Fun of Being Looney encourages the reader to recognize and celebrate the joy found in chance encounters, deep relationships, expressions of generosity, and a life of faith and calling to Christ and the Church. This book, just like its author, is a refreshing and gentle reminder that our faith is best lived and shared with a side of laughter and joy.
Kim M. Goddard
New River District Superintendent, UMC Holston Annual Conference
No one tells a story better than Bishop Looney! He has an extraordinary ability to see the humor in ordinary experiences and relationships. In this remarkable book, the beloved pastor and bishop shares his life story through anecdotes that leave you smiling or laughing exuberantly. He never laughs at anyone except himself, and through it all, he demonstrates that humor is one of God's treasured gifts.
Bishop Kenneth L. Carder
Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Duke Divinity School