Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Religion - 272 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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User Review  - packerbacker7 - Overstock.com

A great guide to understanding the connection of Christianity Islam and Judaism and their linkage thru Abraham. A book that was recommended to me by actor Michael Muhney I recommend it every chance I get. A must read if you truly want to understand the origins and connections of the Big Three. Read full review

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User Review  - maryreinert - LibraryThing

This is certainly an interesting read and an easy one. I thought the author did an excellent job of providing three points of view from the three major faiths that each claim Abraham. More importantly ... Read full review

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Contents

Home
3
Birth
17
Call
36
Jews
113
Christians
136
Muslims
160
Blood of Abraham
187
Unity 221
221
Blessings
227
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Bruce Feiler is the author of six consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including Abraham, Where God Was Born, America's Prophet, The Council of Dads, and The Secrets of Happy Families. He is a columnist for the New York Times, a popular lecturer, and a frequent commentator on radio and television. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and twin daughters.

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