A.J. Jacobs: My year of living biblically, Could You?

” Speaking at the most recent EG conference, author, philosopher, prankster and journalist A.J. Jacobs talks about the year he spent living biblically — following the rules in the Bible as literally as possible. ” — http://www.ted.com/talks/a_j_jacobs_year_of_living_biblically.html

The Year of Living Biblically

A.J. Jacobs: My Outsourced Life


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  • heychief

    But but but….the Bible is nothing but a collection of fairy tales