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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 : HarperLuxe, [2009] ©2009.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : English : First HarperLuxe editionView all editions and formats
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An irreverent tour of the Bible as read by a journalist traces his mixed-heritage education, his discovery of lesser-known stories from the Old and New Testaments, and the theological conundrums he explored throughout his reading.
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Controversial literature
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Plotz
ISBN: 9780061719950 0061719951
OCLC Number: 313808719
Description: ix, 485 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Contents: Genesis: God's first try --
Exodus: Let my complaining, whining, no-goodnik people go! --
Leviticus: Lovers and lepers --
Numbers: the source of all Jewish comedy --
Deuteronomy: The Bible's 5th Beatle --
Joshua: Why so many Bible hookers? --
Judges: The meathead and the left-handed assassin --
1 Samuel: The Bible's Bill Clinton --
2 Samuel: God's favorite king --
1 Kings: Kings of pain --
2 Kings: The end of Israel --
Digging the Bible --
Isaiah: The Jesus preview --
Jeremiah: The prophet and the lustful she-camel --
Ezekiel: God's whole-grain hippie prophet --
The minor prophets: all those books you've never heard of, plus Jonah and the whale --
Psalms: 150 short poems about God --
Proverbs: Chicken soup for the Hebrew soul --
Job: God's bad bet --
The song of songs: Hot and holy --
Ruth: my favorite Bible story --
Lamentations & Ecclesiastes: Bible books for rock stars --
Esther: The first Miss Universe pageant --
Daniel: Nice pussycat! --
Ezra and Nehemiah: Coming home --
1 & 2 Chronicles: Return of the kings --
Should you read the Bible? --
Useful (and not so useful) Bible lists.
Responsibility: David Plotz.

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An irreverent tour of the Bible as read by a journalist traces his mixed-heritage education, his discovery of lesser-known stories from the Old and New Testaments, and the theological conundrums he explored throughout his reading.

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