Wednesday, January 16, 2008

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.


Blogger Janvangogh said...

Oh, it almost sneaked by. Eino is STUMPED. :-)

5:54 AM  
Blogger Louisiana said...

i know about the book, i saw the author being interviewed and i second this books recommendation. it is a great read, entertaining at least..

Louise is doing better. we were in hospital for a wk and yesterday, she made it to school...we go day by day but she is doing much better thank God.

i have not posted as you know but we are okay. i'm just enjoying family life and the kids. soking them up as much as i can.

sorry you had a rough breathing day yesterday. i wish you had great days every day.

bellydancing classes start again tonight and it is freezing here, is about -2 Farenheit here, brrr....

i ate so much in Miami, so much delicious Nicaraguan food i gained about 9 lbs, was all worth it i tell you..all the family gained weight..

my grandma was shocked to have my sister and myself arrived. she was thrilled with all of us there...there is so much to share and i wish i could just sit with you and tell you..i don't know why, but i'm not that crazy about writting it on a post,'s almost as if i want to keep all those wonderful memories a bit closer to me than for all the internet to read..i know it's silly and it's probably that i haven't wanted to blog..sorry about that..

but don't worry i'm okay, really okay and at peace and happy.

i'm so grateful.

Fran's neck is sooo good, i'm speechless really. there is so much to be grateful for..and another great miracle, my sister got the kids full time and it came from the dad and on his own doing..if you knew what a huge miracle that is...

i'll post soon i'm sure but i just wanted you guys to know what is going on here.

about the gift card, i found that between countries, we have to go to customer service and get 'it' trasfer from one country to another...we have a beautiful stand for our fish aquarium and it is displayed beautiful in the living room. i will send you a pic. THANK YOU.

we love you and Betty and send you hugs and kisses and our well wishes and our hearts...


will email you soon...

God Bless.

6:53 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

I just might have to check this book out. Leave it to a skeptic to cut through to the quick of anything.

7:30 AM  
Blogger Nessa said...

That book sounds very interesting. I will look for it.

7:53 AM  
Anonymous quilly said...

The Ents have left Middle Earth and traveled to Pigeon Falls! Now I know where the dragon came from!

11:59 PM  

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