Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Year of Living Biblically

Last year I read A. J.  Jacobs' book The Year of Living Biblically. Jacobs is a journalist who writes books that trace him doing unusual things. His previous book Know it All, traces how he read the encyclopedia, every volume. For one year Jacobs tried to fulfill all the laws of the Bible. The result is both interesting and humorous. The end result is not his conversion, but a realization of the importance of religion for us and society.

Below is a video of Jacobs talking about his experience of trying to follow the Bible. It is about 17 minutes long, but it is as entertaining as the book. Enjoy!

HT: Jame McGrath


  1. The only issue that this guy really has is he thinks the whole Bible should be treated as a single unit. Each book of the Bible needs a certain approach, or you will end up thinking the Bible is crazy.

    And using it as a cafeteria probably isn't a wise choice lol.

    Still entertaining though :)

  2. Yes, very entertaining. I liked his quote, "I'm Jewish in the same way that Olive Garden is Italian"