Things Learned From Reading Every Single Word of the Bible

David Plotz, editor of Slate, read through the entire Old Testament and blogged about it sans fancy hermeneutics. In his new book chronicling the experience, Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible, Plotz makes fresh Biblical points by leaving the stories alone to speak for themselves. What emerges upon reflection is an awareness of the huge intellectual and moral gap that separates us from the Scriptural context. One of the things that lingers for Plotz is that the stories of humans talking back to God make for some of the most interesting reading.

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