14th January 2022
The MisreadBible: Gospel is now available to buy!
24th December 2021
The cover for The MisreadBible: Gospel is finished. The book will be released on the 14th January.
27th March 2021
The MisreadBible: Book of Moses is now available on Apple Books. I've added links to several Apple stores around the world to the book's page.
22nd March 2021
As it’s taking time for The MisreadBible: Book of Moses to be processed for distribution by Apple Books and Google Play, I’ve released a Smashwords edition. I’ve also released a Smashwords edition of A MisreadBible Christmas in order to increase distribution channels.
21st January 2021
The audiobook of A MisreadBible Christmas is now available to buy from Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.
I'm J. R. Eldridge, a British satirical fiction author with a fascination for religion and the absurd mythology that surrounds it. I especially enjoy poking fun at it. I began writing joke Bible verses on Twitter and eventually moved on to writing parodies of Bible stories. I've collected some of these in my books The MisreadBible: Genesis, A MisreadBible Christmas, and The MisreadBible: Book of Moses.
Before I collect my stories into books, I like to share them on this site. Check the 'Stories' menu above for stories I haven't published in books (yet).
Statement of Non-Faith
The Bible is an ancient book of fairy tales which, for some strange reason, millions around the world take seriously. We all know at least some of the stories, having been raised in a culture that’s practically dripping in biblical horseshit, and a lot of us were even subjected to Sunday school classes and church sermons where we were read ‘pearls of wisdom’ from this tired old tome.
I’ve taken it upon myself to create a version of the Bible for the non-believer. Out with the literal interpretations and convenient allegories, and in with the scepticism, fun-poking, and a fuckload of swearing.
If you want to know how much of the absurdity comes from my warped imagination, and how much comes from the inerrant word of God, I invite you to look up the verses for yourself on a Bible website. A lot of the verses are absurd without being ‘misread’.