He is genetically Jewish but lacks almost any sense of faith or religious affiliation to start but decides to take a year and try to understand how we choose which laws/advice from the Bible to follow and which to ignore. He doesn’t do it haphazardly but reads the entire Bible, makes copious notes and gets regular input from a variety of Jewish and Christian sources.
The lesson: there is always interpretation regardless of how literal you’re taking things. He does end up gleaning what he wants from it and leaving the rest.
Worth reading almost just for the snippet about his attempt to fulfill the law in the Old Testament to “pebble” adulterers.
My brilliant plan I envisioned while torturing myself with statistics for 5-8 hours a day has been to do book reviews via Haiku. Get some creativity a’flowin. It was going to be just haikus but I’m thinking, at least to start, they will remain supplementary.
Open Bible quest for truth
Things Haiku can teach me if I keep this up:
–how to make every syllable count (a whole book in 17 syllables??)
–how to choose only the extremely relevant
Appraisal so far: needs work lol