The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible

The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible

From the bestselling author of "The Know-It-All" comes a fascinating and timely exploration of religion and the Bible.Raised in a secular family but increasingly interested in the relevance of faith in our modern world, A.J. Jacobs decides to dive in headfirst and attempt to obey the Bible as literally as possible for one full year. He vows to follow the Ten Commandments....

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Title:The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible
Author:A.J. Jacobs
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ISBN:0743291476
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:388 pages

The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible Reviews

  • Patrick Oden
    Sep 04, 2007
    G.K. Chesterton once wrote, "Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried." In this book, A.J. Jacobs not only tries Christianity, he tries out the whole Bible, both the Jewish and the Christian Scriptures.He does indeed find it difficult. But he doesn...
  • Carl
    Nov 02, 2007
    Ask yourself: "Would it be fun to literally follow the bible for one year?" If, like most people I know, would answer no, then run away from this book as fast as you can. I got about 200 pages in when I realized, I can't fucking stand this guy, and his story is getting old quickly.Here's the problem...
  • Dave
    Nov 29, 2007
    The concept of "The Year of Living Biblically" is this: the author would forgo his secular lifestyle for a year and embrace the Bible and its teachings as literally as possible. "The Year of Living Biblically" didn't have the same success as his other works. Jacobs, who is known for immersing himsel...
  • Lisa Nelson
    Mar 11, 2008
    (4 1/2 Stars)First, To: A.J. if you have Googled yourself thank you for such an interesting and wonderful read! I loved your honesty.To: A.J.'s Dad you can click that you liked this review.To everyone else: There were some highlights from this book that I would love to share. I love being able to ha...
  • Kristopher Jansma
    Mar 30, 2008
    My fiancee has been bugging me for months to read this book and I am oh-so-glad that I finally did. Her enthusiasm for it was unflagging - she brought home an advanced reader's copy from work as soon as she heard it was in the works. She then bought at least two more copies for friends during the ho...
  • Jordan
    May 08, 2008
    The Year of Living Biblically starts out pretty fine: I chuckled; I was interested to find out what would come of it all. Halfway through, however, I'd pretty much had enough. Jacobs is a little too smug (though he puts on the requisite veil of "Oh, God! I'm so bad at this religion thing!"), he does...
  • Abby
    Jun 12, 2008
    I really, really liked this book! A.J. Jacobs is now one of my favorite guys. He writes for Esquire magazine. I don't even know for sure what that magazine is about (I think it's a men's magazine), but it makes me want to read it anyways.So, when he's not writing for Esquire, he writes books. This i...
  • Petra Eggs
    Jul 18, 2008
    This is what I call a snork book. So funny in parts that if you are drinking coffee, its going to come spluttering out of your nose. AJ Jacobs is a secular Jew (me too) and spends two thirds of this book researching biblical law and trying to live it. The last third addresses the New Testament in th...
  • John
    Aug 26, 2008
    It's mean of me to say so, because it's clear that writing it was a rather significant spiritual experience for Jacobs, but this book is just silly. It's meant to be entertaining-yet-thought-provoking, but I only found it mildly entertaining, and not at all thought-provoking. I actually found his wi...
  • Sparrow
    Apr 30, 2009
    It seems very authentically Jewish to write smart and funny social commentary about exploring spirituality through following obscure rules. I don’t know if such a thing as being “authentically Jewish” exists (versus everyone who is inauthentically Jewish, right?), and I hope I don...