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Good Book : the bizarre, hilarious, disturbing, marvelous, and inspiring things I learned when I read every single word of the Bible

Author: David Plotz
Publisher: New York : Harper, ©2009.
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"Good Book" is what happens when a regular guy actually reads the whole book on which his religion, his culture, and his world are based. The result is an irreverent, enthralling journey through the world's most important work of literature--the Bible.
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Genre/Form: Controversial literature
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Plotz
ISBN: 9780061374241 0061374245
OCLC Number: 231834210
Description: viii, 322 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: In the beginning --
The book of Genesis : God's first try --
The book of Exodus : let my complaining, whining, no-goodnik people go! --
The book of Leviticus : lovers and lepers --
The book of Numbers : the source of all Jewish comedy --
The book of Deuteronomy : the Bible's fifth Beatle --
The book of Joshua : why so many Bible hookers? --
The book of Judges : the meathead and the left-handed assassin --
The book of 1 Samuel : the Bible's Bill Clinton --
The book of 2 Samuel : God's favorite king --
The book of 1 Kings : kings of pain --
The book of 2 Kings : the end of Israel --
Digging the Bible --
The book of Isaiah : the Jesus preview --
The book of Jeremiah : the prophet and the lustful she-camel --
The book of Ezekiel : God's whole-grain hippie prophet --
The Minor Prophets : all those books you've never heard of, plus Jonah and the whale --
The book of Psalms : 150 short poems about God --
The book of Proverbs : chicken soup for the Hebrew soul --
The book of Job : God's bad bet --
The Song of Songs : hot and holy --
The book of Ruth : my favorite Bible story --
The books of Lamentations and Ecclesiastes : Bible books for rock stars --
The book of Esther : the first Miss Universe pageant --
The book of Daniel : nice pussycat! --
The books of Ezra and Nehemiah : coming home --
The books of 1 and 2 Chronicles : return of the kings --
Should you read the Bible? --
Appendix: Useful (and not so useful) Bible lists.
Responsibility: David Plotz.
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