What if you spent one year following every rule in the Bible? A. J. Jacobs did exactly that.

After A. J. Jacobs spent a year reading the entire Encyclopaedia Britannica for his book “The Know-It-All,” he figured he had the yearlong experiment thing down. How much harder could it be to follow every rule in the Bible? Much, much harder, he soon discovered, as he found himself growing his beard, struggling not to curse and asking strangers for permission to stone them for adultery. Jacobs spent the year carrying around a stapled list of the more than 700 rules and prohibitions identified in the Good Book, and also consulted with religious leaders and spent time with the Amish, Hassidic Jews and Jehovah’s Witnesses. He spoke to NEWSWEEK’s Jennie Yabroff about his experience and his new book, “The Year of Living Biblically” (Simon & Schuster), which goes on sale Oct. 9.

Article

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to What if you spent one year following every rule in the Bible? A. J. Jacobs did exactly that.

  1. Pingback: TILL HE COMES Blog » What if you spent one year obeying the entire Bible? A. J. Jacobs did exactly that

Comments are closed.