- April 10, 2019
-- Author J. R. Eldridge parodies Bible stories in his new book The MisreadBible: Genesis
. Drawing from his fascination with religion and mythology, Eldridge takes the reader on a journey from the creation of the universe by a lonely deity living in his mother's basement to the arrival of the Israelites in Egypt in this blasphemously funny collection.
'Eldridge's deliberate misprisions take advantage of the essential weirdness of the Bible, at least for modern readers. He has the ability to make the strange-yet-
familiar words of biblical books appear as strange as they ought to be read. I think that's why I quite like it. While he looks askew at the Bible, he has a good appreciation of its (often absurd) meaning and content.' - Deane Galbraith (https://remnantofgiants.wordpress.com
Eldridge remarked, 'The point of this book is to make people laugh about a subject, which frankly, is laughable. Comedy has always been a big part of my life, and I'm always amazed at how comedians can make some of the most poignant points whilst also being thoroughly entertaining. I encourage the reader to look up the original verses to see how much of the absurdity comes from my warped imagination, and how much comes from the original stories.'The MisreadBible: Genesis
is available in both paperback and eBook from the author's webpage (http://www.misreadbible.com
/page/book), and online retailers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble.