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The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible
by A. J. Jacobs

Published: 2007-10-09
Hardcover : 400 pages
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  "Great Book Club Read"by erica.audris (see profile) 04/26/12

The great thing about this book was that it sparked some really great conversation at our book club meeting. With this book, as opposed to other club reads, we all had varying points of view about the... (read more)

 
  "Jacobs, The Bible Blogger"by kekaroo (see profile) 04/19/12

The blog-like format of this book lent itself well to reading it during daily commutes. Watching it as a documentary might have been a better use of time but a lot of the posts' meanings would have been... (read more)

 
  "Five thumbs up!"by mariah (see profile) 04/13/11

AJ Jacobs combines information with a great sense of humor. It's just a wonderful book! An excellent choice for book groups. He leaves you wanting for more.

 
  "The year"by lorrainesch27 (see profile) 01/27/11

It was informative but had no point.

 
  "The Year of Living Biblically........"by mcheetham (see profile) 01/30/10

 
  "A pleasant, intriguing read."by JustMe (see profile) 07/27/09

The book is well written and easy to read - also nice share of humor throughout. I think the best feature of this book is that you don't have to be a Christian to enjoy it. Even learned some doctrine I... (read more)

 
  "One agnostic man with a Jewish heritage's quest to live the life described in the Bible, literally."by alopez220 (see profile) 12/09/08

He describes many funny anecdotes and interesting experiences in great detail, and in truly entertaining form. However, you still get a sense of doubt and perhaps a little sarcasm due to his lack of faith.... (read more)

 
  "insightful book for people of faith"by mcdotreader (see profile) 06/04/08

Brings up a lot of things to discuss especially if you are a person who believes in the Bible. How literally do you take it? Why do we pick and choose which of its commands to follow? Fun... (read more)

 
  "A man tries to take the Bible literally for a year"by ellentambo (see profile) 05/31/08

very funny, insightful. Jacobs tries to take every command in the Bible literally, with very funny results.

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