“The Year Of Living Bibically” A.J. Jacobs

by Chris Devonshire-Ellis

November 28th, 2008

Simply one of the funniest and heart-warming stories I’ve read in some years. Jacobs is a New York based, non-practicing Jew, who decides to spend an entire year living to the standards and requirements of both the Old and New Testaments in the Bible. Everything from the right type of material to wear, growing his beard, not touching his wife during menstruation and an amusing episode when he stones a stranger in Central Park for admitting to having committed adultery, Jacobs year is both fraught with religious instruction, laugh out loud funny and immensely inspirational. 9/10