Oct 06, 12
Read from September 02, 2011 to October 06, 2012
Jacobs has made a career out of trying the crazy, weird and inconvenient and maintaining it for a year (reading the encyclopedia, being healthy, being a test subject). Most of it can be interesting or entertaining for a while, but none too truly engaging as the bible challenge. I, a Jew who has a strong religious background in the intellectual sense - even going so far as to minor in Jewish and religious studies in college, found myself questioning my actions and beliefs while reading this book. It's eye opening for anyone who has questioned or considered religion and at the same time is deeply personal to the author. While in the end Jacobs winds up with a philosophy very similar to my own, the journey he takes to get there is still enlightening and fascinating to read.