Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Next Up: The Year of Living Biblically

Christine has chosen The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by A. J. Jacobs as our next book!

As's best book of Sept. 2007 review states: "Though no fatted calves were harmed in the making of this book, Jacobs chronicles 12 months living a remarkably strict Biblical life full of charity, chastity, and facial hair as impressive as anything found in The Lord of the Rings. Through it all, he manages to brilliantly keep things light, while avoiding the sinful eye of judgment."

For a year, the author intends to follow the commandments of the Bible as literally as possible: not just the well-known ones (like "Thou shalt not kill") but the obscure ones as well (such as wearing clothes of mixed fibers).  And it's supposed to be quite the laugh...can't wait to see what Mr. Jacobs delivers!  Again, let's start a thread about when we want to meet up next, Christine...if you wanna take the lead on this that'd be super!