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I very well-written book for anyone interested in reading about God/god in a unique fashion.
He accepts that the god reneges on promises, is a genocidal killer of some note, and punishes even those he claims to love with spontaneous wrath.
This is helpful since most readers are unclear if even aware of the historical depth and these writings cover and their historical sequence.
Great subject but the book is written in a turgid, difficult to understand style. It's almost as if the author was trying to win the Pulitzer Prize (which he did). Read morePublished 27 days ago by drjs
great look at the evolution of the Abrahamic god, from a moody teenager weirdly personally interacting with the character around him, through the genocidal psycho phase to the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by James Hider
Good book though heavy at times, for the serious minded reader only.Published 3 months ago by Avinesh
Looking at god from a perspective of him being a literary character is genius.Published 6 months ago by Vincent A. Barile
A stimulating way to approach the Bible -- as God's biography. But keep in mind: this is Jack Miles' reading. Read morePublished 12 months ago by J Kragt
Treating God as a literary character has raised a few eyebrows (check the 1- and 2-star reviews). But the technique proves effective at revealing the often capricious nature and... Read morePublished 13 months ago by bmbower
IS this the same jack miles who raqved about how great and wonderful is R Rubenstein's book on the back cover of Aristotle's Children,,,= chalk full of shoddy research and heavily... Read morePublished 14 months ago by paul best