The Year of Living Biblically
One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as PossibleBook - 2007
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Newspaper columnist and best-selling author A.J. Jacobs undertakes a year- long social experiment. He asks himself whether he can obey all the rules in the Christian Bible and how would that impact his life?
His observations on his quest to adhere to Biblical laws is both funny and thought-provoking. His family’s reaction is even better, and while they aim to support him, their exasperation shows through his first person account.
This book is hands down hilarious as well as shining a light on how religion and life intersect, and he respectfully explores how the “old” ways could be adapted to modern life although not easily. For example, he throws stones at a man in Central Park, intending to reproduce a stoning, but after consulting with religious advisers, he discovers that in biblical times, stoning actually meant pushing the victim off a cliff. Not wanting to commit murder, he stops. A highly entertaining read from a prolific author.
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Anger. I gave the finger to the ATM.
You see, the ATM charged me a $1.75 fee for withdrawal. A dollar seventy-five? That's bananas. So I flipped off the screen. As Julie tells me, when you start making rude gestures to inanimate objects, it's time to work on your anger issues.
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