Monday, December 1, 2008

Books: A Year of Living Biblically by A. J. Jacobs

We have been hearing about this book from NPR, our beloved readers, and Amazon recommendations for months, and we finally got around to reading it over the Thanksgiving break. The book is a nonfiction documentary following A. J. Jacobs for a year while he attempts to follow every rule found in the Bible including the simple clear cut ones (give 10% of your income away in tithing) to the obscure ones (don't wear different types of fabric at the same time).

A. J. Jacobs is a secular Jew living in New York who undertook a large project to find more religion in his life through living all the rules in the Bible, no matter how arbitrary they may seem. The writing and content is hilarious, and we very much enjoyed this search for God in one of the most-read books of all time.

Quick vote: This book was hilarious and definitely worth picking up this Christmas season!

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