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ᆚ Free Read  Format Kindle [ The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible (English Edition) ] ᇫ Ebook Author A J Jacobs ሜ ᆚ Free Read Format Kindle [ The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible (English Edition) ] ᇫ Ebook Author A J Jacobs ሜ Best of the Month, September 2007 Make no mistake A.J Jacobs is not a religious man He describes himself as Jewish in the same way the Olive Garden is an Italian restaurant Yet his latest work, The Year of Living Biblically One Man s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible, is an insightful and hilarious journey for readers of all faiths Though no fatted calves were harmed in the making of this book, Jacobs chronicles 12 months living a remarkably strict Biblical life full of charity, chastity, and facial hair as impressive as anything found in The Lord of the Rings Through it all, he manages to brilliantly keep things light, while avoiding the sinful eye of judgment Dave Callanan .comSubtitled One Man s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible, Jacobs, or A.J., as his two year old son calls him, does just that It is likely that no one but A.J Jacobs could have accomplished such a feat After all, his last book, The Know It All, chronicles his reading of the entire Encyclopedia Brittanica, from A to Z No one but a smart, witty, self deprecating, nitpicky kinda guy would undertake two such daunting tasks, and complete them with grace, no pun intended Jacobs, a New York Jewish agnostic, decides to follow the laws and rules of the Bible, beginning with the Old Testament, for one year He actually adds some bonus days and makes it a 381 day year He starts by growing a beard and we are with him through every itchy moment Jacobs is borderline OCD, at least as he describes himself obsessing over possible dangers to his son, germs, literal interpretation of Bible verses, etc He enlists the aid of counselors along the way Jewish rabbis, Christians of every stripe, friends and neighbors In an open minded way he also visits with atheists, Evangelicals Concerned a gay group , Jerry Falwell, snake handlers, Red Letter Christians those who adhere to the red letters in the Bible, those words spoken by Jesus Himself, and even takes a trip to Israel and meets Samaritans Through it all, he keeps a healthy skepticism, but continues to pray and is open to the flowering of real faith Jacobs is a knowledge junky, to be sure He enjoys the lore he picks up along the way as much as any other aspect of his experiment One of the ongoing schticks is his meeting with the shatnez tester, Mr Berkowitz He is the one who determines whether or not your clothes are made of mixed fibers, in keeping with the Biblical injunction not to wear wool and linen together The two become friends and prayer partners, in only one of the unexpected results of this year In the end, he says, I m now a reverent agnostic Which isn t an oxymoron, I swear I now believe that whether or not there s a God, there is such a thing as sacredness Life is sacred Not a bad outcome Valerie RyanWith the Bible in hand, Jacobs sets off to spend a year attempting to follow the innumerous laws of Scripture in order to achieve the supposed claim of fundamentalists who say the Bible should be taken literally Many obstacles stand in the way of this Jewish Manhattan father with a wife expecting twins by year s end Through his journey, Jacobs does experience a spiritual awakening of sorts that reminds him of the importance of religion He also reveals the scriptural selectiveness practiced by even the most zealous fundamentalists While the abridgment generally works in providing listeners with the highlights of Jacobs s year, there are times when it seems to refer to material not covered in the audio Sometimes too, the entries are too abrupt or trimmed Jacobs reads the audiobook with adequate tone, speed and emphasis While his soft nasal voice isn t particularly compelling, what he has to say about his adventures in living biblically will certainly keep people listening Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc All rights reserved. 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    • The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible (English Edition)
    • A J Jacobs
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    • 2016-10-23T21:01+02:00