Review: Dallas and the Spitfire: An Old Car, an Ex-Con, and an Unlikely Friendship


Dallas and the Spitfire: An Old Car, an Ex-Con, and an Unlikely Friendship
Dallas and the Spitfire: An Old Car, an Ex-Con, and an Unlikely Friendship by Ted A. Kluck
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Award-winning author (Why We Love the Church, co-authored with Kevin DeYoung) has a teamed up with an ex-con he is mentoring for what Publishers Weekly calls “an odd-couple Same Kind of Different As Me feel-alike.” What makes it unique is that both guys write, in much different styles. Dallas Jahncke writes much more reverently and straight than Kluck’s cheeky freeform banter complete with footnotes he seems to use more as thought clouds to squirrel away humor he’d like his editors to overlook. The book is not very well organized or tidy, but it seems this reflects the outlook of the authors–life can be a broken mess that needs God and one another to repair. In spite some weaknesses, Dallas and the Spitfire is a “Triumph!”

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