Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths

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Harper Collins, Sep 17, 2002 - Religion - 240 pages
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In this timely, provocative, and uplifting journey, the bestselling author of Walking the Bible searches for the man at the heart of the world's three monotheistic religions -- and today's deadliest conflicts.

At a moment when the world is asking, “Can the religions get along?” one figure stands out as the shared ancestor of Jews, Christians, and Muslims. One man holds the key to our deepest fears -- and our possible reconciliation. Abraham.

Bruce Feiler set out on a personal quest to better understand our common patriarch. Traveling in war zones, climbing through caves and ancient shrines, and sitting down with the world's leading religious minds, Feiler uncovers fascinating, little-known details of the man who defines faith for half the world.

Both immediate and timeless, Abraham is a powerful, universal story, the first-ever interfaith portrait of the man God chose to be his partner. Thoughtful and inspiring, it offers a rare vision of hope that will redefine what we think about our neighbors, our future, and ourselves.


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Bruce Feiler is a wonderful writer. - Goodreads
A good overview of the patriarch of three religions. - Goodreads
excellent work, great for historical research - Goodreads
Interesting, educational. - Goodreads
This author does intense research. - Goodreads
Very educational, but an easy read. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Kathryn Bashaar - Goodreads

I thought I would love this book, but I was disappointed. The author's premise is his search for the truth of the Biblical Abraham. He investigates how each of the three great People of the Book ... Read full review

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User Review  - Terry - Goodreads

Bruce Feiler has written a very interesting book in House of Abraham. He is writing from the perspective of a Jew who has a fairly liberal perspective and who was well versed in the Biblical ... Read full review


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About the author (2002)

Bruce Feiler is the author of five consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including Walking the Bible, Abraham, and America's Prophet. He writes the "This Life" column for the New York Times and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and twin daughters.

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