|The Year of Living Biblically|
To find out if he had missed anything, Jacobs decided to live the Bible for one year and write about it. He studied the scriptures and wrote down all of the rules to follow then went to work. By the end of the year he had a wild beard, wore a lot of white and had learned that there were rules worth following in the scriptures. His commentary is peppered with good humor and also truth. Jacobs does not take the Bible lightly. I was impressed with how much he studied commentaries and other books relevant to his quest. He even participated in some Orthodox Jewish ceremonies, traveled to Israel, visited Jerry Falwell's church and the church of a snake-handling congregation. I found his commentary on fundamentalism and taking the scriptures literally very well done.
"The Year of Living Biblically" is available through Amazon, airport bookstores and other outlets. It would be a good book to grab for your next plane trip. However, beware. People might think you've cracked because there are some parts of the book in which I couldn't help but laugh out loud. Not many books do that for me.