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Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing…..Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible


Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible by Washington Post writer David Plotz, read the bible from cover to cover and found a scandalous melodrama, full of family feuds, violence and plotlines that could keep several soap operas in stories for years. Plotz originally wrote a feature called Blogging the Bible for Slate magazine, in which he set out to find out what would happen when he read the book on which his religion was based, but about which he knew little. The book is framed by a number of provocative questions as he finds out how much the Bible relates to his everyday understanding and observance of his Jewish faith.

A couple of years ago, NYC-based Esquire writer AJ Jacobs wrote a book about his experiences in a similar, but more immersive, project The Year of Living Biblically, in which he was obliged to grow a ZZ Top beard, tell the truth and had to stone adulterers.

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