Brian's Reviews > Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible

Good Book by David Plotz
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Dec 20, 2010

really liked it
Read in December, 2010

Good Book is loose and freewheeling, lighted by the energy of the humour, contradiction and brutality of the Bible. On Isaiah: I love these catty biblical comments. They show God acting just as we would if we were God. The Good Book feels most real and most persuasive, when it's funny, mean and scornful. It reminds us that the Bible is not an idealization, but a book written by and about real people, who can be both scornful and kind, faithful and cruel, sarcastic and sweet -- as God can be too. Let's revel in its messiness, humour and cruelty.

Plotz calls Exekiel "God's whole-grain hippie prophet." He ends the book with Appendix of Bible Lists; the first being The Bible's Twelve Best Pickup Lines.

A most funny and interesting book!
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