The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by A.J. Jacobs

The author describes his experiences after an increasing interest in the relevance of faith in the modern world led him to spend a year following the Bible as closely as possible, honoring not only the Ten Commandments, but also little-known rules such as playing a ten-stringed harp and growing a beard.

Recommended by Mr. Rubin, Principal: “Through a humorous but thoughtful look at the decisions we make and how religion impacts life, the author attempts to live an entire year per the rules of extremely orthodox religion.”