bagobonez wrote: jayday wrote:
I just finished The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible
by A.J. Jacobs. As the title says, he lives for a year trying his best to follow all the rules in The Bible...the good and the bad...the insightful and the insane...they all receive his attention. I don't want to spoil too much but you can read more of the reviews in that link if you wish. Make no mistake, this book is not a jab at religion. A.J, an agnostic who has a Jewish background, makes an earnest effort to visit a multitude of sources and really give religion a chance. He seeks past what is written on the page and gets to the heart of what the original intent of the passage was; something so many people fail to grasp.
The only disappointment I had was that while he covered the OT greatly (8 months of the book), the NT (4 months) felt rushed due to some outside circumstances (Spoiler: his wife was preggers with twins
It's an easy read, very entertaining with a healthy dose of humor, and it shouldn't offend anybody.
Has anyone else read it?
I haven't, but it sounds interesting. Did the man convert to Christianity
Just finished The Hobbit and am now reading George R. R. Martin's "A Game of Thrones"
Remember, 2/3 of the Bible is essentially Jewish. It's kind of funny how we forget that, but as I spent the last two years exhaustively studying the Bible, that is really impressed upon you.
I read an article about this guy, and I'm pretty sure he did not convert. If I remember correctly he's an Atheist or an Agnostic, right?
I'm reading Stone of Tears
, the second of Terry Goodkind's epic series about Richard Cypher. It's very "readable," and very engaging. It has some plot foibles that I've discussed with JB in PM, but you have to remember that I'm a ridiculously picky critic, so don't go by that assessment. I would recommend these books to anyone who likes fantasy. They're very long but very quick reads.
I literally read 200 pages of Stone of Tears
last night alone, in about 2 1/2 hours.