The Year of Living Biblically

The Year of Living Biblically

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Avoiding shellfish was easy. The stoning of adulterers proved a little more difficult - and potentially controversial. Was it enough to walk up to an adulterer and gently touch them with a stone? Even that could be grounds for accusations of assault, especially with female adulterers in Manhattan. So what's a good Bible-reading boy to do? Raised in a secular family but increasingly interested in the relevance of faith in our modern world, A.J. Jacobs decides to dive in head first and attempt to obey the hundreds of less-publicized rules. The resulting spiritual journey is at once funny and profound, reverent and irreverent, personal and universal, and will make you see history's most influential book with new eyes.There is, however, a biblical story about fertility drugsa€”or their ancient equivalent , anyway. ... Rachel got her mandrake, but the scheme backfired. ... If I take the Bible literallya€” at its worda€”I cana#39;t find any guidance pro or con. ... My cousin Davida€”now twenty-threea€”was the very first test-tube baby in New York State. and he got his little technologically assisted face on the cover of the Daily News.

Title:The Year of Living Biblically
Author:A J Jacobs
Publisher:Random House - 2012-01-31


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