The Source: A Novel
In his signature style of grand storytelling, James A. Michener transports us back thousands of years to the Holy Land. Through the discoveries of modern archaeologists excavating the site of Tell Makor, Michener vividly re-creates life in an ancient city and traces the profound history of the Jewish people—from the persecution of the early Hebrews, the rise of Christianity, and the Crusades to the founding of Israel and the modern conflict in the Middle East. An epic tale of love, strength, and faith, The Source is a richly written saga that encompasses the history of Western civilization and the great religious and cultural ideas that have shaped our world.
Praise for The Source
“Fascinating . . . stunning . . . [a] wonderful rampage through history . . . Biblical history, as seen through the eyes of a professor who is puzzled, appalled, delighted, enriched and impoverished by the spectacle of a land where all men are archeologists.”—The New York Times
“A sweeping [novel] filled with excitement—pagan ritual, the clash of armies, ancient and modern: the evolving drama of man’s faith.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Magnificent . . . a superlative piece of writing both in scope and technique . . . one of the great books of this generation.”—San Francisco Call Bulletin
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Review: The SourceUser Review - Madeleine - Goodreads
I LOVED this book. It is at time desperately sad and then incredibly inspirational. It made me proud of my Jewish heritage. I think it is a must-read for all, but especially for people like me with ... Read full review
Review: The SourceUser Review - Cirtnecce - Goodreads
“The Source” by James Michener is one of my all-time favorites; it's a book I go back to after years and years and it embraces me like an old friend who still has more tales to tell, despite my having ... Read full review