The Gospel According to Peanuts


Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the rest of the Peanuts gang have enjoyed the kind of success most cartoon characters can only dream about–becoming pop culture icons of the highest order and entering the global consciousness practically as family members.

The “Peanuts” series also has depth! The series collectively touches upon themes of life, love, friendship, grace, forgiveness, loneliness, defeat, disillusionment, happiness, achievement, and many more!

Consider the resources below for more information:

The Gospel According to Peanuts
A serious analysis of Schulz’s warm humanistic philosophy and Christian ethic.

The Parables of Peanuts
this contemporary case for vigorous Christian faith — profusely illustrated by Charles Schulz′s delightful peanuts cartoon strips — sheds more light on the Christian faith and how it is to be lived than many more “serious” theological works, with hundreds of cartoons featuring your favorite peanuts characters Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, And of course, Snoopy (including the earliest red baron strips). This book′s wise observations are as timeless as they are timely. “Short . . .succeeds in making theology enjoyable.” –Christian Century “. . . a real delight from beginning to end. I could not possibly be more pleased.” –Charles Schulz, creator of Peanuts.

Peanuts Guide to Life
What do cartoon characters know about life? Plenty, if they reflect the sentiments of the world’s most beloved cartoonist. The late Charles Schulz was the first to use the human condition—rather than action and adventure—as the basis for a comic strip. Peanuts Guide to Life presents Schulz’ classic observations, his most charming counsel—filtered, of course, through his loveable cast of characters. You’ll find them all inside this book—Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Sally, Lucy, Schroeder, Peppermint Patty, Marcie, Woodstock—sharing their wry observations and advice.

Peanuts Philosophers (4 vol. set)
Marking the sixtieth anniversary of the comic strip, the classic Peanuts® Philosophers series is back in print with its retro style and timeless nuggets of wisdom preserved. This slip-cased box set includes four miniature hardcover books in which Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Linus deliver their thoughts on an array of their favorite topics. Charlie Brown has a lot to say on loneliness, defeat, and disillusionment. Snoopy philosophizes on dancing, anxiety, and a dog’s life. Lucy discusses happiness, achievement, and little brothers. And Linus’s thoughts encompass meditation, problem solving, and even the art of prudence. There is a lot to be learned from this group of kindergarteners.

Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Peanuts (Revised Ed.)
In preparation of Peanuts’ 65th anniversary and upcoming 3-D animated film from Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox, both in 2015, comes this brand new edition of Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Peanuts. Charlie Brown and his lovable gang share hilarious and heart-felt commentary on life, love, friendship, pets, and much more. With a charming redesigned format, beautiful cover design, and featuring artwork and favorite quotes from the original comics, Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Peanuts will teach you how to live life to the fullest.

Short Meditations on the Bible and Peanuts
Robert L. Short, author of the best-selling The Gospel According to Peanuts, presents a book of biblical meditations on everyday life. Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Snoopy, Woodstock, and friends consider their religious beliefs, and the resulting cartoons offer some delightful insights into life. Short seizes the opportunity to explore these insights one step further, to help us laugh at our own foibles and learn from our own collisions with reality.

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