I am going to read the Bible. Yes, that’s right. I’m sure some people I know will be surprised. I’ll tell you the reason.
The Bible is one of the most popular best-selling books in history. I often read popular books. I’m reading one now. So, for literary purposes, I’m going to read this rather lengthy piece of literature from a literary and entertainment point of view. But I’m not going to review it. However, since I’m calling this a challenge, I will write blog posts for each book I finish, and there are 66 of them.
I won’t be looking at this from a religious point of view. I’m not going to evaluate Christianity. I’m not trying to offend anyone or ruffle any feathers. I’m just interested in seeing if any part of it is interesting.
But there’s another reason. It’s actually for cultural reasons. Writing a novel that will feature new religions requires some knowledge of existing religions. And one of these religions will be started by a Christian in the book. Consider this research.
The version I’ll be reading is the English Standard Version, the only one I could get for free on Amazon. And to be honest, the last time I read any of the Bible, I found it quite boring. We’ll see how age affects that, especially considering I’m more interested in culture and history now.
I’m not sure when I’ll start reading. I have so many other books to read. This will be a once-in-a-while kind of thing. I don’t expect to be converted.
So, just to remind you, I’m reading this from a cultural, literary, and entertainment point of view. Let’s see how it goes.