The Good Book

The Good Book

A Humanist Bible

Audiobook CD - 2011
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Published on the four hundredth anniversary of the King James Bible, The Good Book is a work of extraordinary audacity from a remarkable thinker--a secular humanist Bible drawn from the wisdom and inspiration in the world's great literature.
Publisher: Old Saybrook, Ct. : Tantor Media, Inc., [2011]
Edition: Unabridged.
Copyright Date: ℗2011
ISBN: 9781452603131
Characteristics: 20 sound discs (24.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Humanist bible

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Mar 31, 2018

This is the sort of book one ought to read, and reread, on a more or less continuous basis. Its classical vision spiced with enlightenment values is so rich that it could take more than a lifetime to fully inculcate (and therefore one can continuously pursue it). I found the long sections from about the middle to three fourths through, all of it history taken mostly from Herodotus and Plutarch, a bit tedious to listen to given what anticipations I had developed from the preceding sections (and one can read them separately anyways). The reader was excellent: the nobility of thought and its seriousness was perfectly conveyed to the listener.

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