Thursday, February 28, 2008

Reading Challenge 2008

I just finished The Year of Living Biblically. I spent a lot of time wondering if I'd already read this book, as whole passages seemed to already be in my memory. Then I realized I'd read a ton of reviews and so had probably picked up quite a bit that way....

I really liked this book. I found it amusing and also interesting. It's hard to believe that there are so many people out there taking the Bible so literally, but one of the things the author discovered is that he's not the first or the only one doing these things--you know, testing clothes for mixed fibers, blowing a shofar, or playing a 10 string harp. I mean, seriously.

Anyway, it was good. I recommend it. Though I admit I didn't do a good job describing it to a group at my church---they thought it sounded like a lame pastor book. LOL!

I'm also almost done with Doing Girlfriend Theology (which I put on hold for Biblical Living ) so I'm going to count that now too. It's fabulous and I love it and I'm working out how to use this process with my youth group. Highly recommended!!


  1. We just finished Living Biblically here too. There were some laugh out loud parts and also some parts where I said, "Huh, I didn't know that!" It was a good read.
    Did you read his other book? It's so up your alley, Miss I Never Watched TV and Loved to Read the Encyclopedia as a Kid. :P

  2. I've not read his other book, though I confess to thinking "oh, fun!" when I read about it.

    And he still didn't win Who Wants to Be A Millionaire. ;-)