When I had to return the book to the library I had to buy a copy of "The Good Book" for myself this way I can read over and over.
Amusing, sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, "The Good Book" succeeds because its tone straddles the line between irreverent and awestruck.
Plotz's conversational writing style makes this book read like you're having a really entertaining conversation with a good friend.
Plotz writes about the Tanakh, and I nearly plotzed. Clearly a good use of my time, funny and well-thought-out. Read morePublished 13 days ago by NitPicker
I loved this book especially since, purely out of curiosity, I had read the entire Bible, both old and new testaments. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Sue C. Hughey
David Plotz has such a pragmatic interpretation of the Old Testament. I found myself looking up the verses he talked about because I couldn't believe that these crazy stories were... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Karen Field
Irreverent, profane (as opposed to sacred), but not vulgar. Informative with light prose; much easier to read and more intelligible than the original, therefore informative. E.g. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ferenc Korompai
Wow!!! A real eye-opener!!! How many of us really know what happened to Dinah? His style is just right for this kind of exegesis. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Robert Thomas Macrery
I loved this book! It was an easy, quick read. The author has a way with the humor of the god portrayed in the Old Testament and clearly points out the "cherry picking"... Read morePublished 7 months ago by lachancesare
A very funny book that was easy to read and I will probably read many more times in the future. Great even if you have not read the bible. I highly recommend this book!Published 8 months ago by Zack