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Simon & Schuster The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible - eBook

Raised in a secular family but increasingly interested in the relevance of faith in our modern world, A.J. Jacobs decides to dive in headfirst and attempt to obey the Bible as literally as possible for one full year. He vows to follow the Ten Commandments. To be fruitful and multiply. To love his neighbor. But also to obey the hundreds of less publicized rules: to avoid wearing clothes made of mixed fibers; to play a ten-string harp; to stone adulterers.

The resulting spiritual journey is at once funny and profound, reverent and irreverent, personal and universal and will make you see history's most influential book with new eyes.

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Date:December 22, 2009
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As the first of Jacob's book I have had the pleasure to read, I found "The Year of Living Biblically" easy to read and interesting to ponder. While initially I thought Jacobs would take the path of complete satire to the point of mockery, I found his quest to be fair and albeit comical, never insulting.This book is a good read for those who believe they have all the answers as it acts as a reminder that it isn't the answers that are important, but our willingness to continue the journey.I emerged from my reading with more respect for snake handlers, Orthodox Jews, the Amish, Biblical literalists and Red Letter Christians, but perhaps most surprisingly, authors like Jacobs who are able to use comedy and readability to encourage us to continue the quest to find religious meaning in an increasingly secular world.
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