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Read ☆ The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble uest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible 102 Characters The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible Distinction between the wisdom of the Bible and its absurdities It is a shame that so many of both our clergy and our politicians seem incapable of making that distinction John Shelby Spong author of Jesus for the Non Religious and former Episcopal bishop As a man incapable of developing any facial hair aside from a really amazingly cruddy moustache I would have bought this book for the astonishing big beard chronicle alone That The Year of Living Biblically grows beardlike into a long hilarious tangled and ultimately moving story of spiritual growth is all theastonishing But why should I continue to be surprised at what springs from A J s head He is a brilliantly hilarious writer who truly lives up to that oft misused adverb adjective combination and then some Plus HE IS GOING TO HEAVEN So how can you not afford to tithe your salary to his cause and buy this book John Hodgman Daily Show correspondent and author of Areas of My Expertise Seeing that most people violate at least three of the ten commandments on their way to work even people who work from home says a lot about the scale of A J s feat The fact that you need to buy six copies of this book to unlock the code to save all humanitywell that s just pure genius Ben Karlin cocreator of The Colbert Report and coauthor of America The Book Setting out to explore the conseuences of strict adherence to biblical laws A J Jacobs encounters a series of experiences that are as hilarious as they are thought provoking Along the way he teaches us both the fallacies of modern day religious fundamentalism and the joys of discovering the transcendent and timeless truths of faith Francis S Collins MD PhD director Human Genome Project author of The Language of God A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief Throughout his journey Jacobs comes across as a generous and thoughtful and yes slightly neurotic participant observer lacing his story with absurdly funny cultural commentary as well as nuanced insights into the impossible task of biblical literalism Pub.
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Read ☆ The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble uest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible 102 Characters The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible AJ Jacobs is so funny he can make watching his beard grow hilarious The Year of Living Biblically is the most unexpectedly delightful and consistently charming book I ve read in a long time It will have you laughing out loud nodding in disbelief and rethinking what you believe about the Bible It will also have you tallying your sins I coveted his humor and envied his facial hair And that s no lie Bruce Feiler author of Walking the Bible and Where God Was Born AJ Jacobs has written a how else to put it Good Book Let me take my review from the original Psalm verse He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh And let me suggest that readers whether they know their Bible or not get to know AJ Jacobs But not in a biblical sense please PJ O Rourke The Year of Living Biblically is an extremely compelling book appropriately irreverent and highly entertaining More significantly it is a tale of an intense and intelligent spiritual search that will speak powerfully and instructively to a generation of seekers Rabbi David Ellenson president of Hebrew Union College In the twenty first century few if any Christians truly attempt to follow the Bible in its literal entirety even us evangelicals In this yearlong experiment AJ Jacobs attempts just that with disarming sincere refreshingly humorous and unexpectedly insightful results I commend this inspired narrative to anyone actively exploring the continued relevance of biblical living religion s need for critical self reflection and the timelessness of authentic faith Reverend Jim Wallis author of God s Politics and president of Sojourners Call to Renewal A J Jacobs has written about the Bible in a manner that is brilliantly funny but unerringly respectful learned but goofy deeply personal yet highly relevant I am covetous and wish him smited Mary Roach Bestselling author of Spook and Stiff A book that is at one and the same time delightfully readable and profoundly memorable is a wonder The Year of Living Biblically is exactly that A J Jacobs has perceived the.A J Jacobs ñ 2 Characters
Read ☆ The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble uest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible 102 Characters The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible Lishers Weekly starred reviewNow a TV series Living Biblically airing on CBS From the New York Times bestselling author of The Know It All comes a fascinating and timely exploration of religion and the Bible AJ Jacobs chronicles his hilarious and thoughtful year spent obeyingas literally as possiblethe tenets of the BibleRaised in a secular family but increasingly interested in the relevance of faith in our modern world AJ 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 historys most influential book with new eyes Jacobss uest transforms his life evenradically than the year spent reading the entire Encyclopedia Britannica for The Know It All His beard grows so unruly that he is regularly mistaken for a member of ZZ Top He immerses himself in prayer tends sheep in the Israeli desert battles idolatry and tells the absolute truth in all situationsmuch to his wifes chagrin Throughout the book Jacobs also embeds himself in a cross section of communities that take the Bible literally He tours a Kentucky based creationist museum and sings hymns with Pennsylvania Amish He dances with Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn and does Scripture study with Jehovahs Witnesses He discovers ancient biblical wisdom of startling relevance And he wrestles with seemingly archaic rules that baffle the twenty first century brain Jacobss extraordinary undertaking yields unexpected epiphanies and challenges A book that will charm readers both secular and religious The Year of Living Biblically is part Cliff Notes to the Bible part memoir and part look into worlds unimaginable Thou shalt not be able to put it dow.
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- 09 February 2020