A couple of weeks ago while out of town, I saw a book titled Smarter by Sunday. It said there were 52 informative articles, one for each week, and the idea is, if you read one a week you will be “smarter by Sunday.”
I didn’t have time to stop and browse through the book, but today I needed a gift for two younger teens, and both are avid readers. When I got to Barnes and Noble to check it out. I couldn’t find the book so asked for assistance at the Help Desk.
After sometime the young man on the computer said “is it by The New York Times?” I replied “I hope not” which drew a semi-snarley glance from him. He found the book and indeed it was by The New York Times.
I opened the book randomly, and guess what, it opened precisely to a chapter on The Bible – one week’s worth of information to make you smarter about it by Sunday. Here is the opening line:
The Bible contains the text of the Jewish and Christian religions, and significant portions of Islam as well.
The discussion of how God (their Allah) and Jesus Christ are viewed in Islam is a very long discussion…one I do not want to have here, but suffice it to say, Islam has nothing of significance in common with Christianity.
An observation: the bunch at the NYT seems to believe the week ends on Sunday, opposite to Judaism, Christianity and Islam…or maybe Smarter by Sunday sounds better than Smarter by Saturday.
Cross Smarter by Sunday off your Christmas list. No telling what you’ll find in there.