Where God Was Born (Google eBook)
At a time when America debates its values and the world braces for religious war, Bruce Feiler, author of the New York Times bestsellers Walking the Bible and Abraham, travels ten thousand miles through the heart of the Middle East—Israel, Iraq, and Iran—and examines the question: Is religion tearing us apart ... or can it bring us together?
Where God Was Born combines the adventure of a wartime chronicle, the excitement of an archaeological detective story, and the insight of personal spiritual exploration. Taking readers to biblical sites not seen by Westerners for decades, Feiler's journey uncovers little-known details about the common roots of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and affirms the importance of the Bible in today's world.
In his intimate, accessible style, Feiler invites readers on a never-in-a-lifetime experience:
In Where God Was Born, Feiler discovers that at the birth of Western religion, all faiths drew from one another and were open to coexistence. Feiler's bold realization is that the Bible argues for interfaith harmony. It cannot be ceded to one side in the debate over values. Feiler urges moderates to take back the Bible and use its powerful voice as a beacon of shared ideals.
In his most ambitious work to date, Bruce Feiler has written a brave, uplifting story that stirs the deepest chords of our time. Where God Was Born offers a rare, universal vision of God that can inspire different faiths to an allegiance of hope.
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Review: Where God Was Born: A Journey by Land to the Roots of ReligionUser Review - MVV - Goodreads
I liked the author's insights on history,geography, and the development of the bible, but his personal ruminations were not that interesting. Read full review
Review: Where God Was Born: A Daring Adventure Through the Bible's Greatest StoriesUser Review - Paulinho - Goodreads
Am still reading this book and am enjoying it. I am learning a lot concerning the bible and some of the figures. The book is well written and informative. It's not only a historical book but it's ... Read full review
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