Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses  -     By: Bruce Feiler
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Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses

William Morrow / 2001 / Hardcover

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(PUBWilliam Morrow)Part adventure, part archaeological detective work, part soul journey. Feiler takes a 10,000-mile trek across the Middle East to investigate the events of the Pentateuch: crossing the Red Sea, camping in the wilderness, climbing Mt. Sinai. . . . His observations are both poignant and personal. 416 pages, hardcover.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 416
Vendor: William Morrow
Publication Date: 2001
Dimensions: 9.25 X 6.13 (inches)
ISBN: 0380977753
ISBN-13: 9780380977758
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Publisher's Description

Both a heart-racing adventure and an uplifting quest, Walking the Bible describes one man's epic odyssey—by foot, jeep, rowboat, and camel—through the greatest stories every told. From crossing the Red Sea to climbing Mount Sinai to touching the burning bush, Bruce Feiler's inspiring journey will forever change your view of some of history's most storied events.

Author Bio

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.

Editorial Reviews

“An instant classic. . . . A pure joy to read.”
“Smart and savvy, insightful and illuminating.”
“Feiler, not unlike Mark Twain, brings a sharp sense of humor to the whole endeavor.”
“A powerful and spiritual pilgrimage…in every way, marvelous if not indispensable reading for anyone remotely interested in the Torah.”
“Feiler’s accomplishment, and it’s a profound one, is to confront his idea of God as spoken to him by the Bible...His trek through biblical history evolves into something far more fundamental, an intellectual and spiritual crusade to find common bond with the lands of his forebears.”
“[Feiler] is an excellent guide and a worthy wrestler. He has put an enormous amount of information into this book and has invested it with a keen intellectaul curiosity.”
“Evocative, descriptive, emotionally honest, and often funny...Feiler’s most compelling writing is by far about the desert. For anyone wanting to know something of its terrifying strangeness, haunting beauty, and stark spirituality, as well as its possibilities for the future of Israel and the region.”
“Ranks among the great spiritual autobiographies...Feiler, a superb narrartor and storyteller with a gentle, ironic sense of humor, also possesses a potent intellect that at moments blazes forth, illuminating everything in its path.”
“The perfect read for people who are interested in the Bible and the Middle East.”
“Anyone who cares about the Bible or history or mankind should be grateful to bruce Feiler. His curiosity is prodigious, his intellect sharp, his legs willing to climb and climb.”
“An engrossing story...Anyone planning to visit the Middle East should definitely take at least two books with them-the Bible and this one.”
“A work of magic...[succeeds] in making the Bible exciting.”
“An exciting, well-told story informed by Feiler’s boundless intellectual curiosity...[and] sense of adventure.”
“Goren and Feiler make for two of the most entertaining traveling buddies since Bob Hope and Bing Crosby.”
“Walking The Bible is armchair reading with a spiritual bent...Feiler writes with a sense of poetry about the land.”
“This book belongs on the shelves next to the classics.”
“Anyone planning to visit the Middle East should take two books with them--the Bible and this one.”
“How on earth did Bruce Feiler come up with so many new, insightful, witty, and touching things to say...?”
“Full of wonder and awe, yet written from a perspective of reasoned inquiry.”
“An eloquently spiritual pilgrimage.”
“Feiler’s accomplishment, and it’s a profound one, is to confront his idea of God...”
“An inspirational oasis. . . . From the barren land, Feiler emerges, like those whose paths he traces, renewed and transformed.”
“An enthusiastic travelogue…Feiler delivers a wealth of information in an accessible and entertaining format.”
“[Feiler] is an excellent guide...He has...invested [this book] with a keen intellectual curiosity.”
“Bruce Feiler went looking for proof. He learned that proof doesn’t matter.”
“Evocative, descriptive, emotionally honest, and often funny.”

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    I am only one chapter into this book. It is very interesting to review before my trip to Israel.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    August 2, 2008
    Cyndi
    Wonderful, insightful book. This is not a book to read quickly. It made me step back andreveiw the way I had pictured the Pentateuch. I kept wishing I could have been on the journey with author Bruce Feiler and his friend Avner.
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    Wonderful book - i felt as if i was there. Not a fast read, needs to be studied and absorbed.
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