The Year of Living Biblically

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Random House, Jan 31, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages
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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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User Review  - MissyIvey - LibraryThing

Originally published in 2007. This is a pretty humorous read. I really enjoyed it. Some parts of it had me cracking up, and some parts had me yawning. He went full dress mode. He grew his hair all ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cecilturtle - LibraryThing

I particularly enjoyed this book because Jacobs, like me, grew up in a very secular environment with a quizzical view of the Bible and all things religious. I enjoyed his intellectual honesty, his ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

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 York magazine, and NPR's Weekend Edition, among others. He lives in New York. See ajjacobs.com for more information.

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