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The year of living biblically : one man's humble quest to follow the Bible as literally as possible

Author: A J Jacobs
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Raised in a secular family but interested in the relevance of faith in our modern world, A.J. Jacobs decides to attempt to obey the Bible as literally as possible for one full year. He vows to follow the Ten Commandments. To be fruitful and multiply. To love his neighbor. But also to obey the hundreds of less publicized rules: to avoid wearing clothes made of mixed fibers; to stone adulterers. The resulting  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A J Jacobs
ISBN: 0743291484 9780743291484 0743291476 9780743291477
OCLC Number: 209693792
Awards: Winner of New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association Award (Nonfiction) 2008
Commended for Book Sense Book of the Year Award (Nonfiction) 2008
Commended for Books for a Better Life (Inspirational Memoir) 2007
Description: 388 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: A.J. Jacobs.

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The author of "The Know-It-All" follows up his "New York Times" bestselling account of reading the entire "Encyclopedia Britannica" with another improbable adventure--a year spent living, as  Read more...

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"A. J. Jacobs has written about the Bible in a manner that is brilliantly funny but unerringly respectful, learned but goofy, deeply personal yet highly relevant. I am covetous and wish him smited." Read more...

 
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