Proselytwizing Has Never Been This Entertaining

A few years ago, Jana Riess began tweeting every chapter of the Bible, one a day. Her efforts have now been compiled into an excellent book called The Twible:

So what does the Bible look like in <140 character spurts? Well, here's all of Genesis 2:

2nd creation story. G forms Adam from dust; very green, 100% recycled material. Eden good. Don’t eat that tree. Yep, that one.

And Leviticus 5:

You’re unclean if you touch a pig, swear aloud, or sin by accident. Apologize to OCD G, then slaughter a ewe. Rinse. Lather. Repeat.

And Psalms 53:

Fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.” G says in his heart, “Dang! I sure did manufacture an awful lot of fools.”

And Revelation 7:

Only 144,000 are saved. Statistically, the chance you’ll be in this group is negligible, so don’t break out the white robe just yet.

Awesome :)

It’s a funny, clever, and (honestly) non-offensive way to read the Bible. In case it’s not clear, this isn’t written by an atheist. It makes for a perfect gift for your religious friends this Christmas and the paperback version of the book also includes sidebars full of interesting tidbits that aren’t available in the Kindle version.

I should probably disclose that Riess edited my book The Young Atheist’s Survival Guide, but I’d be praising this book regardless. It’s a novel approach to discussing a book that’s been dissected from every other angle.


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