God: A Biography by Jack Miles
God: A Biography is a nonfiction book by Jack Miles. The book recounts the tale of existence of the Judeo-Christian deity as the protagonist of the Hebrew Tanak or Christian Bible Old Testament. The Tanak and the Old Testament contain the same books, however, the order of the books is different. Miles uses the ordering found in the Tanak to provide the narrative on which his analysis is based. The book's conceit is that God's character develops progressively within the narrative. The accounts of God's actions in the various books are then used to deduce information about God's nature and motivation. The book won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize.
The 888th greatest nonfiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography (Pulitzer Prize)