This week LinC looks at the popular new book A Year of Living Biblically, in which author A.J. Jacobs strives to follow the Bible's commandments faithfully for one year and discovers that doing so is nearly impossible. His quest raises important questions for us about how the Bible is a guide for faithful living and what living a Christian lifestyle means.
Key Scriptures: Deuteronomy 34:1-12; Micah 6:6-8; James 2:14-26. Next week L inC takes a look at the critically acclaimed movie Into the Wild, which tells the true story of Christopher McCandless, who gave away his money and headed for the Alaskan wilderness, where he eventually died of starvation. Wilderness plays an important role in our faith story. Many biblical heroes were tested and transformed in the wild; and most people find themselves in the wilderness (either literally or figuratively) at some point in their lives. How can we meet God in these experiences and return from the wilderness transformed?