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Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bib (P.S.)

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At a time when wars are fought over scriptural interpretation, when the influence of religion on American politics has never been greater, when many Americans still believe in the Bibles literal truth, it has never been more important to get to know the Bible. Good Book is what happens when a regular guy—an average Job—actually reads the book on which his religion, his culture, and his world are based. Along the way, he grapples with the most profound theological questions: How many commandments do we actually need? Does God prefer obedience or good deeds? And the most unexpected ones: Why are so many women in the Bible prostitutes? Why does God love bald men so much? Is Samson really that stupid?

About the Author

David Plotz is the editor of Slate. He has written for The New York Times Magazine, Harper's, Rolling Stone, The New Republic, The Washington Post, and GQ, and is the author of The Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank. He won the National Press Club's Hume Award for political journalism and has been a National Magazine Award finalist. He lives with his wife, the journalist Hanna Rosin, and their children in Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061374258
Subtitle:
The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible
Author:
Plotz, David
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Biblical Criticism & Interpretation - Old Testament
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Christianity-Biblical Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20100223
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.09 in 20.13 oz

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