Monday, November 05, 2007

The Year of Living Biblically

A.J. Jacobs wrote The Know-it-All, which was about his experience reading the entire encyclopedia during one year. I loved that book, so I was anticipating this one, even though the topic was completely different. It was quite a surprise. Jacobs decided to follow all the rules of the Bible, literally, for one year. I remembered Jacobs's lighthearted, yet also fact-filled writing style, but I wasn't prepared for the amount of spiritual reflection I went through while reading. Jacobs makes many sacrifices to follow the Bible, and I don't know if I would be able to make them myself. The book details both Jewish and Christian traditions, and the relationship between them intrigued me as well. Overall, an engrossing and engaging read.


At 2:09 PM, Blogger Beth Hatch said...

The Ladies' Book Discussion Group chose this title as one of the books to read for January 2008!


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