The Year of Living Biblically
Saying for the day: Sometimes you can have too much of a good thing.
I just finished reading a most interesting book. It’s called “The Year of Living Biblically”. It was written by A.J. Jacobs. My son Patrick gave it to me for Christmas. At first I thought it was one of those Bible verse a day books. You know where every day there is a verse for you to read and with it a mini sermon. But it isn’t that at all. It is far from it. This book is unlike any other Bible related book your going to find.
This is a book written by an agnostic who sets out to immerse himself in the Bible for a year. He decides to do that by keeping all the laws and rules in the Bible. The first thing he discovers is there are an awful lot of them. This book is about his adventure and his effort to make sense of it all.
As I read the book I got to see Bible verses I had never noticed before. I had read them but never paid any attention to them. Jacobs lifts them out and hits me in the head with them. That alone made the book a good read.
But Jacob can be funny, insightful, and has a way of breaking stereotypes. After this book I will never look at the Amish, snake handlers, Orthodox Jews, or dozens of others from liberal to conservative in the same way. The book is filled with his encounters not just with the Bible but with the people who love the Bible.
I would recommend the book as a very good read.
#### News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal . Well Tommy TW made it onto the Letterman show last night. It was almost a let down. Oh, he got to hold up his book three times but Dave went off on a Sauna tangent. He wanted to know if men and women sauna together without clothes. Poor Tommy TW tried to explain that Jack’s sauna had one side for women and one side for men. But Dave pushed and pushed. Tommy TW had to admit that married couples sometimes took saunas together. Dave asked if there was a lot of pre-marital sauna taking. But he did get to hold up the book.
Getting in to town has gotten harder as the trees are now onto the road and there is just enough room for a car to get through . The engineer had to stop and cut down two trees to get through this morning. He says that he has never seen anything like it. When he looked back there were now four trees where the two had been. He is not sure he can get out of town.
Eino is stumped. He keeps saying that trees don’t act like that. Now he thinks it might be some kind of government research.
Petrovich says that he is working on a full translation of a driblet that seems to fit but they aren’t going to like it.
Today's Link-Proud's Thoughts- Funny useless questions. My kind of blog.
I spent the day getting seven items ready to see and then posting them to eBay. Along the way I had computer trouble which slowed everything down. I wanted to visit some links as well but that just didn't happen. Now I need a breathing treatment.