By David Plotz
At a time whilst wars are fought over scriptural interpretation, whilst the effect of faith on American politics hasn't ever been better, whilst many americans nonetheless think within the Bible’s literal fact, it hasn't ever been extra very important to get to grasp the Bible. Good Book is what occurs while a standard guy—an commonplace Job—actually reads the publication on which his faith, his tradition, and his global are dependent. alongside the best way, he grapples with the main profound theological questions: what percentage commandments will we really need? Does God want obedience or sturdy deeds? And the main unforeseen ones: Why are such a lot of ladies within the Bible prostitutes? Why does God love bald males a lot? Is Samson fairly that silly?
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259 21. The Book of Ruth: My Favorite Bible Story . . . . . . . 265 22. The Books of Lamentations and Ecclesiastes: Bible Books for Rock Stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269 23. The Book of Esther: The First Miss Universe Pageant . . . 275 24. The Book of Daniel: Nice Pussycat! . . . . . . . . . 283 25. The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah: Coming Home. . . . . 289 26. The Books of 1 and 2 Chronicles: Return of the Kings . . . 295 27. Should You Read the Bible?
265 22. The Books of Lamentations and Ecclesiastes: Bible Books for Rock Stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269 23. The Book of Esther: The First Miss Universe Pageant . . . 275 24. The Book of Daniel: Nice Pussycat! . . . . . . . . . 283 25. The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah: Coming Home. . . . . 289 26. The Books of 1 and 2 Chronicles: Return of the Kings . . . 295 27. Should You Read the Bible? . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299 Appendix: Useful (and Not So Useful) Bible Lists.
177 13. The Book of Isaiah: The Jesus Preview . . . . . . . . . 189 14. The Book of Jeremiah: The Prophet and the Lustful She-Camel . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 15. The Book of Ezekiel: God’s Whole-Grain Hippie Prophet . . 209 16. The Minor Prophets: All Those Books You’ve Never Heard Of, Plus Jonah and the Whale . . . . . . . 219 17. The Book of Psalms: 150 Short Poems about God . . . . . 229 18. The Book of Proverbs: Chicken Soup for the Hebrew Soul . 241 19.
Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible by David Plotz