The Bible, Rated R

The Book of Genesis
Illustrated by R. Crumb
R. Crumb
W. W. Norton, $24.95, 224 pp.

Suddenly, everybody is reading the Bible, and not only to themselves. The Bible Experience started the trend a few years ago. TBE is a set of CDs—publisher Zondervan calls it a “dramatic audio Bible”—that features Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, and Cuba Gooding Jr., among hundreds more, performing the Christian Scriptures.

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Paul O’Donnell is a freelance reporter who often writes about religion and pop culture.