The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible

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Arrow, 2009 - Bible - 400 pages
"Avoiding shellfish was easy. The stoning of adulterers proved a little more difficult - and potentially controversial. Was it enough to walk up to an adulterer and gently touch them with a stone? Even that could be grounds for accusations of assault, especially with female adulterers in Manhattan. So what's a good Bible-reading boy to do? Raised in a secular family but increasingly interested in the relevance of faith in our modern world, A.J. Jacobs decides to dive in head first and attempt to obey the hundreds of less-publicized rules. 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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When I first picked this book up I was expecting it be very academic in the way it was written (this was before I even cracked open the books) simply because of the main part of the title. Boy was I ... Read full review

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There is something that is quintessentially Jewish about living biblically for a year, questioning every step of the process. Most authors who attempt a diary-style memoir fail miserably. This book ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

A. J. Jacobs is the editor at large at Esquire. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Know-It-All. He has contributed to the New York Times, New Yorkmagazine, and NPR's Weekend Edition, among others. He lives in New York. See for more information.

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