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My Jesus Year Book Trailer

Tuesday, September 01, 2009 | Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

Benyamin Cohen’s paperback book trailer for My Jesus Year: A Rabbi’s Son Wanders the Bible Belt in Search of His Own Faith:

First There was A.J., and Then There Was

Thursday, November 06, 2008 | Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

For all of you followers of A.J. Jacobs (The Year of Living Biblically) and Benyamin Cohen (My Jesus Year), here’s another one for your shelves…Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible (David Plotz) coming out in March from Harper Collins. Plotz, the editor of Slate, who classifies himself as “proud but not very observant Jew . . . with a healthy familiarity with the Bible and its core ideology, main prayer, and moral dictates,” began his journey on the pages of Slate, where he emabarked on a year-long project “Blogging the Bible." Good Book=the full length investigation of this initial venture into the waters of the Bible. Through his investigation Plotz finds himself considering some of life’s most important questions: How many commandments do we actually need? Does God prefer obedience to good deeds? Why are so many women in the Bible prostitutes? Why does God love bald men so much? And…of course… To believe or not to believe….that is the question.