Fascinating story of a Feller's travels through the Middle East as he reviews the stories of Genesis and Exodus and his interactions with the people now living in the locations attributed to them.
Both a heart-racing adventure and an uplifting quest. This book describes one man's epic odyssey-by foot, jeep, rowboat and camel-through the greatest stories ever told. From crossing the Red Sea to climbing Mt. Sinai to touching the burning bush, Bruce Feiler's inspiring journey will forever change your views of some of history's most storied events...A wonderful book.
Writting by one of the All Things Considered forls at NPR, this is an interesting journey following the "People of the Book" in the 1st 5 books of the bible.
What a great book to read. It puts you into the desert just as the Israelites traveled. I was just in Israel so this had a special appeal to me. Definitely a good read for anyone interested in the Bible.
Although the premise of this book was interesting, I found it very boring and difficult to read. I tried over many months to finish it and finally gave up.
I really enjoyed reading this book and the way the author follows Moses path.
Intriguing journalist's personal journey to the geographic landmarks of the five books of Moses - very readable, very thoughtful, exploratory rather than preaching.
I Loved This Book! If you ever had any questions about where things took place in the Bible and you didn't want to leave your front door, you can travel with Bruce Feiler on his travels in this book. I would highly recommend this book to anyone that my be a sceptic about places in the Bible.
It is very hard to categorize this non-fiction book; its a travel diary, spiritual in nature and very interesting. Ive read several other books by Feiler and always find the way he shares his thoughts to be compelling reading.
Feiler is accompanied by a paid walking companion -- archaeologist Avner Goren, who was a chief archaeologist of the Sinai Peninsula -- no slouch, indeed. Gorens knowledge of Biblical archaeology was amazing; his comments were pithy and often profound.
As Bruce Feiler is sharing his feelings and reinterpreting what he knows through the experiences he communicates to us, I feel changed too. I sense that I am seeing the first five books of the Bible in a whole new manner. In no way did I think that Feiler and Goren were proselytizing; they were sharing their experiences, so I could see the Bible through a different and more personal -- prism.
This was a good book -- the second I've read by this author.He travels the Middle East searching for places noted in the first five books of the Bible. The modern day characters are as interesting as Abraham and Moses. The book is very well written and is recommended for anyone of any Faith.(and even those of no Faith).
This book is in perfect condition and is the memoirs of a man (Bruce Feiler) who travels through biblical lands and observes how seeing the actually landscape that the Bible was written in changes and enhances the meaning of the words written.
If you find the Old Testament hard to read this book will definitely help. We used it in a bible study.