The Year of Living Biblically

Author: A J Jacobs

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448135818

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 7819

Avoiding shellfish was easy. The stoning of adulterers proved a little more difficult - and potentially controversial. Was it enough to walk up to an adulterer and gently touch them with a stone? Even that could be grounds for accusations of assault, especially with female adulterers in Manhattan. So what's a good Bible-reading boy to do? Raised in a secular family but increasingly interested in the relevance of faith in our modern world, A.J. Jacobs decides to dive in head first and attempt to obey the hundreds of less-publicized rules. The resulting spiritual journey is at once funny and profound, reverent and irreverent, personal and universal, and will make you see history's most influential book with new eyes.

Mensch, bist du dick geworden!

Wie ich einmal immer die Wahrheit sagte und andere Selbstversuche

Author: A. J. Jacobs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548609812

Category:

Page: 318

View: 8426

Die Bibel & ich

von einem, der auszog das Buch der Bücher wörtlich zu nehmen

Author: A. J. Jacobs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548609393

Category:

Page: 430

View: 9381

A.J. Jacobs Omnibus

The Know-It-All, The Year of Living Biblically, My Life as an Experiment

Author: A. J. Jacobs

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451668376

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1088

View: 5960

An eBook boxed set that features the first three of A.J. Jacobs's riotous—and surprisingly informative—ventures into experiential journalism. The Know-It-All: Puzzle along with A.J. as he endeavors to read—and retain—the entire encyclopedia, and discover what exactly it is he learns along the way. The Year of Living Biblically: Discover what life would be like in the 21st century if you lived precisely by the dictates of the Bible—the insights gained about religion might surprise you. My Life as an Experiment: Join A.J. on a roller-coaster tour of life as a human guinea pig: he explores both the perks and pitfalls of various undertakings in a series of charming essays, including those titled “My Outsourced Life" and "My Life as a Beautiful Woman."

Die Bibel für Dummies

Author: Jeffrey Geoghegan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 352769238X

Category: Religion

Page: 422

View: 1553

Die Bibel verstehen, von Alpha bis Omega Worum geht es in der Bibel? Wer hat das Buch der Bücher geschrieben? Und stimmt das, was darin steht? Warum ist das Alte Testament so schwer verständlich? Wie unterscheiden sich die jüdische und die christliche Bibel? Wie sehen andere Religionen die Heilige Schrift der Christen? Antworten auf all diese und viele andere Fragen finden Sie in diesem leicht verständlichen Buch. Jeffrey Geoghegan und Michael Homan nehmen Sie mit auf die spannende Reise in das Alte und Neue Testament, ergründen deren Einfluss auf Kunst und Kultur und lassen so die Heilige Schrift lebendig werden.

Genesis

Author: Hermann Gunkel

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3525516517

Category: Bible

Page: 527

View: 6593

Sehnsucht nach Gott

Leben als "christlicher Genießer"

Author: John Piper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783935188296

Category:

Page: 420

View: 5969

Das Buch Henoch

Author: Johannes Flemming,Ludwig Radermacher

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110299070

Category: Religion

Page: 171

View: 7467

My Experimental Life

Author: A J Jacobs

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407070916

Category: Humor

Page: 256

View: 9227

For his first book, AJ Jacobs read the entire Encyclopedia Britannica. For his second, he followed every single rule in the Bible. Now comes a collection of his most outrageous, hilarious and thought-provoking experiments yet. In My Experimental Life Jacobs puts himself to a series of bizarre and ridiculous tests, from total obedience to his long-suffering wife and 'Radical Honesty', to living as a beautiful woman and outsourcing his personal life to India (whether sending an email, having a weekly chat with his parents or arguing with his wife). Written by an author who has been compared in the British press to Woody Allen and Bill Bryson, The Guinea Pig Diaries will be one of the funniest, most entertaining and most illuminating books of the year.

Das Buch Jesaia

Author: Bernhard Duhm

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525516560

Category: Bible

Page: 490

View: 9868

Die Zukunft der Architektur in 100 Bauwerken

TED Books

Author: Marc Kushner

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104035482

Category: Architecture

Page: 176

View: 4743

Die Zukunft der Architektur hat schon begonnen – 100 faszinierende Bauwerke an ungewöhnlichen Orten Ein Pavillon aus Papier, eine aufblasbare Konzerthalle, ein Forschungslabor, das durch den Schnee laufen kann – von den Gebäuden von morgen wird mehr verlangt. Marc Kushner hat 100 innovative Gebäude auf der ganzen Welt ausgewählt, um sie uns in Bild und Text vorzustellen. Eine faszinierende Reise durch die Architektur der Zukunft.

Das Buch Jonah

Roman

Author: Joshua Max Feldman

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641156262

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8546

Das Fegefeuer der Eitelkeiten für das 21. Jahrhundert Jonah scheint mit seinem Namensvetter aus dem Alten Testament wenig gemein zu haben. Mit 32 Jahren lebt er in Manhattan, hat eine feste Freundin und eine Geliebte, ist ein Firmenanwalt mit Aussicht auf einen großen Karrieresprung. Doch eine folgenschwere Entscheidung lässt seine perfekte Welt in Trümmer fallen. Im Gefühl des Scheiterns geht er nach Amsterdam. Hier trifft er die kluge Judith, eine brillante Kunsthistorikerin, die für einen korrupten Spielcasinobetreiber arbeitet. Er erkennt die Chance, wieder Sinn in sein Leben zu bringen, indem er Judith hilft, auf den rechten Weg zu gelangen. Also folgt er ihrer Spur bis nach Las Vegas. Mit leichter Hand versetzt Joshua Feldman die biblische Geschichte von Jonah und dem Wal in unsere moderne Welt.

Wer schrieb die Bibel?

so entstand das Alte Testament

Author: Richard Elliott Friedman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866471443

Category:

Page: 384

View: 3909

Meine russische Großmutter und ihr amerikanischer Staubsauger

Author: Meir Shalev

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257602049

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9185

Die wahre und unglaubliche, aberwitzige und traurige Geschichte von Meir Shalevs Großmutter Tonia und dem Staubsauger, den ihr Schwager ihr aus Amerika geschickt hat. Aufgezeichnet von ihrem schelmischen, liebenden, staunenden Enkel.

Drop Dead Healthy

One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection

Author: A. J. Jacobs

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439110158

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 2262

From the bestselling author of The Year of Living Biblically and The Know-It-All comes the true and truly hilarious story of one person’s quest to become the healthiest man in the world. Hospitalized with a freak case of tropical pneumonia, goaded by his wife telling him, “I don’t want to be a widow at forty-five,” and ashamed of a middle-aged body best described as “a python that swallowed a goat,” A.J. Jacobs felt compelled to change his ways and get healthy. And he didn’t want only to lose weight, or finish a triathlon, or lower his cholesterol. His ambitions were far greater: maximal health from head to toe. The task was epic. He consulted an army of experts— sleep consultants and sex clinicians, nutritionists and dermatologists. He subjected himself to dozens of different workouts—from Strollercize classes to Finger Fitness sessions, from bouldering with cavemen to a treadmill desk. And he took in a cartload of diets: raw foods, veganism, high protein, calorie restriction, extreme chewing, and dozens more. He bought gadgets and helmets, earphones and juicers. He poked and he pinched. He counted and he measured. The story of his transformation is not only brilliantly entertaining, but it just may be the healthiest book ever written. It will make you laugh until your sides split and endorphins flood your bloodstream. It will alter the contours of your brain, imprinting you with better habits of hygiene and diet. It will move you emotionally and get you moving physically in surprising ways. And it will give you occasion to reflect on the body’s many mysteries and the ultimate pursuit of health: a well-lived life.

Solange am Himmel Sterne stehen

Roman

Author: Kristin Harmel

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641094771

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 2798

Eine Liebe so unvergänglich wie die Sterne am Himmel ... Rose McKenna liebt den Abend. Wenn am Himmel über Cape Cod die ersten Sterne sichtbar werden, erinnert sie sich – an die Menschen, die sie liebte und verlor, und von denen sie nie jemandem erzählte. Doch Rose weiß, dass es bald zu spät sein wird, denn sie hat Alzheimer. Bald wird niemand mehr an das junge Paar denken, das sich einst die Liebe versprach ... 1942 in Paris. Als sie ihre Enkelin Hope bittet, nach Frankreich zu reisen, ahnt diese nichts von der herzzerreißenden Geschichte, die sie dort entdecken wird – von Hoffnung, Schmerz und einer alles überwindenden Liebe ... In dieser wunderschönen Familien- und Liebesgeschichte spielt das Backen eine große Rolle. Passend dazu finden Sie 21 zusätzliche Rezepte der Autorin im exklusiv als E-Book erscheinenden „Himmlische Sterne und andere Köstlichkeiten".

A Year of Biblical Womanhood

How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband "master"

Author: Rachel Held Evans

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 1595553673

Category: Religion

Page: 321

View: 2480

A strong Christian woman embarks on a radical life experiment-a year of biblical womanhood. Strong and committed in her faith-but frustrated by the inconsistencies she saw in her evangelical culture's view of women-Rachel Held Evans became an independent woman. But, intrigued by the traditionalist resurgence that led many of her friends to abandon their careers to assume traditional gender roles in the home, Evans had a crazy idea:What if I took "biblical womanhood" literally for a full year? In the next twelve months Rachel: Wore a scarf over her head to pray Called her husband "master" and stood on the roadside with a sign that said "Dan is Awesome" Adopted a computerized baby Perched on the roof for an afternoon of penance for gossiping Camped out in her front yard during her period Visited an Amish schoolhouse, a pig farm in Bolivia, and a Benedictine monastery Took up baking and knitting Interviewed a polygamist, a Quiverfull daughter, and a courtship couple With just the right mixture of humor and insight, Evans takes readers along with her on a lively adventure. In the process she discovers that the journey itself leads her right to the heart of God.

The Know-It-All

One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World

Author: A. J. Jacobs

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743272609

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 720

33,000 pages 44 million words 10 billion years of history 1 obsessed man Part memoir and part education (or lack thereof), The Know-It-All chronicles NPR contributor A.J. Jacobs's hilarious, enlightening, and seemingly impossible quest to read the Encyclopaedia Britannica from A to Z. To fill the ever-widening gaps in his Ivy League education, A.J. Jacobs sets for himself the daunting task of reading all thirty-two volumes of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. His wife, Julie, tells him it's a waste of time, his friends believe he is losing his mind, and his father, a brilliant attorney who had once attempted the same feat and quit somewhere around Borneo, is encouraging but, shall we say, unconvinced. With self-deprecating wit and a disarming frankness, The Know-It-All recounts the unexpected and comically disruptive effects Operation Encyclopedia has on every part of Jacobs's life -- from his newly minted marriage to his complicated relationship with his father and the rest of his charmingly eccentric New York family to his day job as an editor at Esquire. Jacobs's project tests the outer limits of his stamina and forces him to explore the real meaning of intelligence as he endeavors to join Mensa, win a spot on Jeopardy!, and absorb 33,000 pages of learning. On his journey he stumbles upon some of the strangest, funniest, and most profound facts about every topic under the sun, all while battling fatigue, ridicule, and the paralyzing fear that attends his first real-life responsibility -- the impending birth of his first child. The Know-It-All is an ingenious, mightily entertaining memoir of one man's intellect, neuroses, and obsessions and a soul-searching, ultimately touching struggle between the all-consuming quest for factual knowledge and the undeniable gift of hard-won wisdom.

Retter der Welt

Roman

Author: John Wray,Peter Knecht

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783498073626

Category: New York NY - Junger Mann - Schizophrenie - Untergrundbahn - Flucht - Belletristische Darstellung

Page: 347

View: 9676

William Heller oder Lowboy, wie er sich nennt, ist sechzehn, schizophren und, so heisst es, gefährlich. Er soll eine Freundin vor die Subway gestossen haben. Und nun sind die Cops vom New York Police Departement hinter ihm her, mitsamt seiner Mutter. Doch Lowboy hat ein viel schlimmeres Problem: Seit er aus der Anstalt ausgebrochen ist, strebt die Welt zügig auf die Selbstvernichtung zu, und nur er allein kann sie retten...(Quelle: Klappentext).