October 21, 2007


When my neighbors dropped gospel tracts into my plastic pumpkin they were preaching to the choir. But I have one piece of advice for anyone who hands these out— never substitute tracts for candy; use both. The Crusades are over folks.
Here's a sharp looking religious tract (circa late 60s) that I found stashed in my grandfolk's church...

Oh, and if you leave one of these for your waitress, it had better accompany a massive tip.


Travis said...

Kirk, I will never call myself a packrat anymore. I thought I held onto all my stuff (I drove my parents crazy because I always wanted to keep the boxes my toys came in- but they fixed that when I went to college *sniff*), but you are truly the king. I stand in awe of your commitment to ephemera retention.

Keeping the Halloween tracts. I'd never have done it!

Dane said...

This is the most upbeat, least offensive tract I've ever seen. I'm in awe that it was ever published.

Max the drunken severed head said...

It's no Jack Chick tract!

Gotta agree with Dane.

Interesting item for sharing. Thanks!

John AKA Reggaexx said...

Definitely not a Chick tract... those are so offensive they're classic! I have fond memories of my friend Nick and I driving to a religious bookstore 30 miles away just so we could buy all available copies of the Chick tracks... they were so over the top they were hilarious! I'm getting way off topic here... oddly enough, I don't ever remember receiving anything religious in my bag.

Kirk D. said...

Travis- ha! This is actually just one of many. The rest could turn up here eventually.

dane and max- I too was surprised at it's tameness.

reggaexxx- I've got about 85% of every Chick tract that's ever been published. I'm bummed because there was a store right down the street that kept a fresh selection that went out of business about a year ago. They're getting very tough to find (for obvious reasons). You should check out the collector's guide...
It's loaded with info on Jack and I highly recommend it.

Anonymous said...

I'd just like to pass on another way to help spread the gospel and it's simply this:-

Include a link to an online gospel tract (e.g. www.freecartoontract.com/animation) as part of your email signature.

An email signature is a piece of customizable HTML or text that most email applications will allow you to add to all your outgoing emails. For example, it commonly contains name and contact details - but it could also (of course) contain a link to a gospel tract.

For example, it might say something like, "p.s. you might like this gospel cartoon ..." or "p.s. have you seen this?".